ARS Victoria Newsletter – June 2023
ARS CONFERENCE 2023
Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens 13th to 15th October 2023
Further to our recent cuttings collection trip to Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens , it also provided an opportunity to discuss with the team at EVRG the plans for this year’s ARSV Conference being held there in October 2023, and to scout for potential gardens for the conference delegates to visit. For our members, here is an update on the planning for the conference. This update will also be an ongoing article in the June, August and October newsletters as a reminder of this important event.
The key note speaker and the speakers for the two technical sessions are confirmed, and in addition to these sessions there will other speakers, garden tours etc.
The key note speaker is Seamus O’Brien, the Head Gardener at the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, based at Killmacurragh House. Seamus is well known in horticultural (and Rhododendron) circles, he’s a recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Gold Medal and has recently become a member of the Linnaean Society. Here’s a link to a short video of Seamus talking about some of the rhododendrons at Killmacurragh.
Please download the newsletter to read an outline the speakers and events for the conference and the other activities of the ARS Victoria.