Photo: Courtesy of Rhododendron State Park, New Hampshire

Photo: Courtesy of Rhododendron State Park, New Hampshire

Rhododendron State Park

Fitzwilliam, NH

During mid-July, if you can, pay a visit to the New Hampshire Rhododendron State Park’s 16-acre grove of Rhododendron Maximum, which is the largest in northern New England and designated a National Natural Landmark in 1982.

Here are some other Rhododendron Festivals around the country:

April to early May

Hiawassee, Georgia

Hamilton Gardens, located in the North Georgia Mountains on the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, has the largest collection of rhododendrons in Georgia. More than 400 varieties of rhododendron – 3,000 plants in all, plus dogwood, tulip magnolias, native azaleas, wildflowers, and trillium. Peak viewing season usually occurs the last two weeks in April through the first two weeks in May. The gardens are open year around.

  • May 16- 19, 2018

Rhododendron Festival

Port Townsend, Washington

  • May 16 – 19, 2018

Florence Rhododendron Festival

Florence, Oregon

  • May 19 – May 26, 2018 

Heritage Museums & Gardens – Rhododendron Festival

Sandwich MA

  • June 16-17, 2018

North Carolina Rhododendron Festival

Bakersville NC

  • June 16-17, 2018

Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival

Roan Mountain TN