Rhododendron  anthosphaerum - Tannock Glen - September
Rhododendron anthosphaerum


The Dunedin Rhododendron Group was formed in 1970 and today rhododendron enthusiasts and novices are among our members but, above all we are enthusiastic gardeners, keen to gain and share knowledge with other gardeners.

The high quality 'Bulletin' which we publish annually consists of articles written by local and international specialists, book reviews and summaries of our garden visits during the year.

Our interesting and stimulating garden visits during spring and autumn are eagerly anticipated by members. While rhododendrons are our main focus, trees and shrubs associated with rhododendrons are also of great interest.

The Dunedin Rhododendron Group produces an annual plant list which is only available to members. From this list members may purchase rare and choice rhododendron hybrids and species not widely available to the public. There is also an extensive range of associated plants not easily sourced.

During the winter months we hold a series of lectures held monthly on rhododendron related topics. During these evenings members have the opportunity to interact with each other and avail themselves of our library which specializes in rhododendrons and associated plants.


Approximately three times a year we issue an informative newsletter which is available by clicking on the following links:

Newsletter (September 2016) - (PDF File - 201 kb)
Newsletter (April 2016) - (PDF File - 292 kb)
Newsletter (August 2015) - (PDF File - 330 kb)
Newsletter (March 2015) - (PDF File - 1,377 kb)


Membership affords an opportunitity to enjoy friendship with others who love their gardens.

In spring and autumn, visits to gardens are organised and the Group maintains a fine private three acre garden, Tannock Glen, which members and the general public may visit at any time of the year.

New members are most welcome to join by downloading the following application form -
Membership Form - (PDF File - 321 kb).

For details of all membership benefits please refer to our Members page.

Tannock Glen

Tannock Glen is maintained by the Dunedin Rhododendron Group situated at Torridon Street, Opoho, Dunedin.

A large number of rare species collected from the wild, plus superlative local hybrids can be seen from the gravelled paths through the three acre site.

Mature trees and unusual shrubs complement this magical woodland garden overlooking Otago Harbour.

Please refer map on our Contact page to find this hidden treasure.

Radio Interviews

Interviews on Otago Access Radio about Rhododendrons.

Click to Listen Click to Download Audio (25.1 Mb)

In The Garden - 2014-11-07
Steve Hootman and Hartwig Schepker
(55 mins)

Click to Listen Click to Download Audio (25.6 Mb) In The Garden - 2014-10-24
Hartwig Schepker
The Beauty of Rhondodendrons
 (56 mins)
Rhododendron pachysanthum December
Rhododendron pachysanthum December
Rhododendron lyi at Tannock Glen
Rhododendron lyi - Tannock Glen - August