On Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM, in the basement of the Los Altos Masonic Lodge (close to the elevator and the stairs), 146 Main Street, Los Altos, the De Anza Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society will feature a program by Tim Walsh about a trip he took in May of 2018 to northern Wales; and to Bremen, Germany where he attended the International Rhododendron Conference. In the program Tim Walsh will let us know us how rhododendrons grow in Germany, and show photos of famous gardens, such as Rhododendron Park. https://www.bremen-tourism.de/rhododendron-park Also in the program, Tim Walsh will show photos of Portmeirion, located in Wales, where the TV program The Prisoner was filmed. https://portmeirion.wales https://portmeirion.wales/about/the-prisoner https://web.archive.org/web/20100106160826/http://prisoner.gigacorp.net/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZUFWD5XiTY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyYOgXLenI8 Tim Walsh, who lives in Eureka, California, is a long time member of the Eureka Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society, served as President of that Chapter, is the Director of District 5 of the American Rhododendron Society which includes California and Hawaii, and played a major role in the establishment of the Humboldt Botanical Garden, especially the Moss Family Temperate Woodland Garden. http://www.hbgf.org/ http://www.hbgf.org/gardens/moss-family-temperate-woodland-garden Tim Walsh is also a Master Gardener, so besides letting us know about gardens in Wales and in Germany, he can also help solve our gardening challenges. Admission is free. There is plenty of parking in the parking lot near the North (back) entrance of the Masonic Lodge, facing State Street, which can be seen on Google Maps in the area of 37°22'47.3"N 122°06'56.0"W. Information on the De Anza Chapter, and the rest of the American Rhododendron Society can be found at: http://www.deanza-ars.com https://www.rhododendron.org https://www.rhododendron.org/membership.htm To find out about gardens in Wales and in Germany, please come to our meeting.