Georgia Hosta Society
bringing enthusiasts together since 1984
We're delighted that you've decided to join the Georgia Hosta Society! We think you'll really enjoy attending our educational and fun meetings, participating in our annual juried hosta show and sale, acquiring plants in the many ways we've arranged, taking some tours with us, and checking out our members-only benefits, including our newsletter, our blog, our discussion forum, and our member profiles.
Our individual membership for a year is only $15. And all who live in the same household can join through a family membership for only $25. Just fill out the information below.
The Constitution and By-Laws of the Georgia Hosta Society govern the activities managed by a Board of Directors elected from and by the active membership of the Society. The 14-person Board meets a minimum of four times a year, typically a month prior to the four meetings of the general membership. The Board is responsible for the management of the assets, both fiscal and physical (leaf show equipment and supplies), of the Society. Duties include arranging for venues for meetings and events, as well as organizing programs, educational clinics, and tours. Editing and distributing the Society’s newsletter “Georgia Hosta Notes” is also a commission of Board members.
American Hosta Society
The American Hosta Society offers participation in all national activities, including a multi-day convention being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for 2018. Hosted by the Delaware Valley Hosta Society on June 20-23, this year’s convention features tours of stellar hosta gardens, noted speakers, judging clinics, a juried hosta show, hosta plant sales, and an auction, plus a 50th Anniversary Party. The AHS publishes two issues annually of The Hosta Journal featuring nearly 100 pages of informative articles and outstanding photographs. Members also receive an annual Online Hosta Journal and quarterly E-Newsletters. The American Hosta Society conducts an annual hosta popularity poll, hosta performance ratings, and a photo contest. Membership dues are $30 (individual) and $34 (family) per year. Contact Membership Secretary Sandie Markland by email or postal mail. Her address is P.O. Box 7539, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina 27948. Click here for the AHS website.
Region 3 AHS (Dixie)
Region 3 membership is automatic if you are a member of AHS and reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia. A Region 3 meeting, “Gateway to the South,” is being hosted by the Middle Tennessee Hosta Society on May 31-June 2, 2018 in Clarksville, Tennessee. Presenters include garden show host Jeff Poppen and garden writers Troy Marden and Rita Venable. Seven local hosta-rich gardens are on tour, and the vendor offerings and auction items are coalescing into huge temptations. Click here for the Region 3 website.
The Hosta Registry
This site can answer all your questions about registering hosta cultivars. And you can use the site to find out if a hosta that interests you is registered, its potential size, parentage, who the hybridizer is, and when it was registered. Gayle Hartley Alley is the International Registrar for the Genus Hosta. She can be reached by email. Click here for the website.
This site is filled with many thousands of photos of hosta plants, leaf close-ups, and flower scapes, plus additional hosta information. Click here for the website.