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!

February 12, 2022  --  ONLINE ZOOM MEETING!!!!

General Meeting - see meeting page for Zoom info.

While we know that the current COVID-19 surge is expected to peak soon, we cannot be certain that this current variant will have subsided enough to make meeting in person practical.  As such, your board has made the decision to hold the February general meeting via Zoom.

While less than ideal, we felt that this was the most prudent action to take at this time. The presentation will be "Hostas 101" and will highlight many different hosta that are grown by GHS members. This is your chance to see what works well, and what works not-so-well in our North Georgia gardens.

We are currently planning on an in-person meeting for April and will determine whether we are able to hold our Show and Leaf Sale this year.  That decision will be made by mid-March.

Showtime 2022???

The Georgia Hosta Society’s 31th Annual Hosta Show is in the final stages of planning for 2022.  At this time, we are working to secure the venue and vendors. By middle of March, we will assess the state of the COVID-19 spread in Georgia. If things look safe enough for an event of this size, we will hold the show on Saturday, May 14th.

Here are pictures from the 2019 Cut Leaf Show so you can share our last show's experience.

Note to GHS Members: A full color photo essay on the 2019 show will be in the Septemberwas in the August, 2019 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

2021 Newsletters are on the Newsletter page.

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.

The tour schedule for 2022 is being finalized and will be published by Early April.

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!)

Click here to join and start your Georgia Hosta Society adventure with us!

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