Georgia Hosta Society

bringing enthusiasts together since 1984

Are you partial to hostas? So are we!

We're the Georgia Hosta Society. Welcome! The Georgia Hosta Society brings together hosta enthusiasts ranging from beginners to veterans; patio gardeners to those with an acre or more of wooded landscape; amateur hybridizers to professional growers. We hope you'll consider joining us in the rewarding and delightful work of selecting and nurturing these fascinating and beautiful plants in our local environment.

Mark Your Calendars!

11: 00 am, Saturday, September 7, 2019

General Meeting. Bellmere Garden House, 10777 Bell Road, Duluth, Georgia. Guest Speaker Mark Zilis

Mark is the author of two well known and popular books about hostas.  His talk will be highlighting his 40+ year relationship with the American Hosta Society as well as his exciting experiences in Japan.

This meeting will also feature a mini-sale by Silvers-Elbert Nursery. 


Noon, Saturday, September 28, 2019

Board Meeting. Hall County MG Fall Expo.


11: 30 am, Saturday, November 2, 2019

General Meeting. Bellmere Garden House, 10777 Bell Road, Duluth, Georgia. Ryan Gainey Video - "The Well Placed Weed".




Showtime 2019!

The Georgia Hosta Society’s 30th Annual Hosta Show was held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church of Tucker, 2367 Main Street, Tucker, Georgia. This year we had lots of entries including 277 leaves, 13 container grown hostas and 9 container gardens.  

If you missed the show this year, put May 9, 2020 on your calendars.


Note to GHS Members: A full color photo essay on the 2019 show will be in the September issue of Georgia Hosta Notes.

Check out these member benefits!

Advice from the experts ...

We're fully committed to devoting the resources necessary to expand our members' knowledge, and that includes bringing in leading experts on hostas, on companion plants, and on the inclusion of hostas in different garden environments.

Upcoming Talks

Recent Talks

Our newsletter ...

Four times a year, GHS members receive Georgia Hosta Notes, expertly edited by Harold McDonell and distributed by Scott Smith and Mark Malaguerra.

More About the Newsletter

Sample in PDF format

Tours ...

Opening garden gates for our members enriches and enhances the hosta-growing experience as much as anything else the Society does. Exploring a garden with like-minded folks can be inspiring, can reveal solutions to problems, and can help avoid gardening pitfalls.

Upcoming Tours

Recent Tours

Plant acquisitions ...

Yes, we have the wonderful annual plant sale. But you’ll want to know that we also have these great buying opportunities:

  • plant raffles
  • silent bidding on donated plants
  • buying opportunities during tours
  • an annual auction at the April meeting. (Members: check out our blog for a recap!)

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