The Rhododendron Species Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation, research, acquisition, evaluation, cultivation, public display, and distribution of Rhododendron species.
The Foundation provides education relating to the genus and serves as a unique resource for scientific, horticultural and general gardening communities worldwide.
The RSF uses the following means to achieve this mission:
- Acquires and maintains as comprehensive a collection of Rhododendron species as possible.
- Conserves the Rhododendron species through the cultivation and distribution of selected forms and documented wild collected material as obtained in the field or by other means.
- Supports the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, a living plant museum and effectively designed garden for the display and cultivation of Rhododendron species, along with other plants with which they associate.
- Provides information, education, and support of research for persons interested in the genus Rhododendron.