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  • May 17, 2014 - May 25, 2014

Rhododendron Festival
Saturday, May 17 - Sunday, May 25
10 am - 5 pm

Thousands of world-famous rhododendrons in over 100 varieties and an explosion of color cover 100 acres with spectacular blooms during this week-long event. Enjoy a peaceful walk surrounded by walls of flower, learn more about these gorgeous plants from horticultural experts, explore Heritage's connection to noted rhododendron hybridizers Charles O. Dexter and Jack Cowles, challenge yourself to a Dexter cultivar scavenger hunt, and participate in other family activities related to our signature plant. Take a piece of Heritage's rhododendron legacy home with you by purchasing a rhododendron at a special plant sale.

Rhododendron Festival Daily Walking Tour: Heritage's Rhododendron Collection
Saturday, May 17 - Sunday, May 25
11-11:30 am and 2-2:30 pm
Meet at the Parade Field

Join our Docent Tour Guides for a 30 minute walking tour of Heritage's renowned rhododendron collection. Discover how the work done on this property by two hybridizers - Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles - contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today, and learn about current efforts to maintain this important collection. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants daily. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.


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