Conventions – National

Kalamazoo, Michigan – June 17-19, 2021 – Hosta Smitten in the Mitten

The Southwest Michigan Hosta Society and the West Michigan Hosta Society are partnering to bring you the first ever Virtual 2021 American Hosta Society National Convention.

Register early to reserve your gift plant: Hosta Silly String. Registrants will also receive exclusive online access to: Speakers, Workshops, Clinics, on-demand, professionally recorded virtual garden tours, Ed Elslagar Seedling Competition, Hosta leaf show photo contest (unsanctioned), and more! Be sure to check back often for updated details on events.

Minneapolis, Minnesota – 2022 – Hosta Vision

MN Hosta Society will be hosting in 2022 and we look forward to seeing you then.  An e-mail notification was sent to registered attendees on 4/28/2020 notifying them of this decision and that a refund would be coming. Similar information is being distributed via American Hosta Society to membership.  Stay safe & we hope to see you all at the 2021 AHS National Convention in Kalamazoo, MI!

The Minnesota Hosta Society is delighted to be the host for the AHS 2020 convention. Our membership is excited to have you join us in fellowship and share our passion for gardening with hosta.  Our theme, Hosta Vision 2020, reflects not only the year, but also the ever expanding use of hosta in the garden. Hostas continue to be America’s number one perennial due to their versatility in the landscape. Plus they thrive in Minnesota’s Zone 4 climate!

We have lots of exciting things in store for you during your visit. Register now!


Past – Conventions

Green Bay, Wisconsin – Jun 12-15, 2019 – “Hostaffinity”

Hundreds of  hosta enthusiasts from around the country and the world gathered for the 51st annual AHS convention that was held in Green Bay, Wisconsin June 12–15, 2019, hosted by the Green & Gold Hosta Society.

Attendees were welcomed to the beautiful and picturesque Northeast Wisconsin where there were tours of iconic gardens, presentations by world-renowned speakers,  products from a variety of vendors,  friendly competitions and a live auction, great food and, most importantly, the company of fellow gardeners and friends, both new and old.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – June 20-23, 2018, “Phifty in Philadephia”

Indianapolis, Indiana – June 7-11, 2017, “Hosa Hysteria”

St. Louis, Missouri – June 15-18, 2016, “Gateway to the Gardens”

Raleigh, North Carolina – Jun 18 – 20, 2015  “Back to the Future”

This three day convention consisted of garden tours, educational lectures, hosta show, vending room, live and silent auctions, award presentations and various other opportunities for the 418 like- minded hostaphiles and gardeners who gathered to celebrate their favorite plant and the great people it brings together.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – June 11 – 14, 2014 – “Czech It Out”

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – June 13 – 16, 2013 – “Escape to Wisconsin”

Nashville, Tennessee – June 13-16, 2012 – “Hostas, Friends, and Music”

Marlborough, Massachusetts – June 22-25, 2011 – “Hostas & Heritage”

Bloomington, Minnesota – June 23-26, 2010 – “Starts of the North”

Lansing, Michigan – June 24-27, 2009 – “Great Gardens, Great Friends”

St. Louis, Missouri – 2008 – “Meet Me in St. Louis”

Indianapolis, Indiana – 2007 – “The Greatest Spectacle in Hosta”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 2006 – “Hostas by Design”

Cleveland, Ohio – 2005 – “Hosta Heartland”

Des Moines, Iowa – 2004 – “A Shady Affair”

Washington, DC – 2003 – “A Monumental Moment”

Spokane, Washington – June 28, 2002 – “Northwest Textures”

Raleigh, North Carolina – 2001 – “2001 A Hosta Odd-yssey”

Minneapolis, Minnesota – 2000 – “Northern Delights”

Jackson, Mississippi – 1999 – “Encore”

Peoria, Illinois – 1998 – “Prairieland Memories”

Indianapolis, Indiana – 1997 – “Hoosier Homecoming”

Portland, Oregon – 1996 – “Pacific Interlude”

Washington, DC -1995 – “A Capital Event”

Atlanta, Georgia – 1994 – “Southern Hostatality”

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – 1993 – “The Silver Anniversary Tour”

Columbus, Ohio – 1992 – “Discover Columbus”

Raleigh, North Carolina – 1991 – “Springtime in Carolina”

Minneapolis, Minnesota – 1990

Indianapolis, Indiana – 1989 – “Back Home Again in Indiana”

Jackson, Mississippi – 1988

Wilmington, Delaware – 1987 – “Sharing”

Columbus, Ohio – 1986

Chesterland, Ohio – 1985

Birmingham, Alabama – 1984

Raleigh, North Carolina – June 1982

Minneapolis, Minnesota – 1980

Long Island, New York – 1979

Charlotte, North Carolina – 1978

Minneapolis, Minnesota – 1977

Mansfield, Ohio – 1976

Long Island, New York – 1974

Omaha, Nebraska – 1973

Minneapolis, Minnesota – 1972

Mansfield, Ohio – 1971

Des Moines, Iowa – 1970

Roslyn, New York – 1969

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania – 1968

 

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