Ames, Iowa – June 10-13, 2023 – Fields of Hosta Dreams
Past – Conventions
Minneapolis, Minnesota – June 8 – 11, 2022 – Hosta Vision
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!
As part of this year’s convention we have added a philanthropic element. We request you bring used eyeglasses for donation to Lions Clubs International. For 80 years, Lions clubs have collected old, unwanted eyeglasses for redistribution to the poor in developing countries.
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.
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.
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.
Jackson, Mississippi – 1999 – “Encore”
Portland, Oregon – 1996 – “Pacific Interlude”
Washington, DC -1995 – “A Capital Event”
Cedar Rapids, Iowa – 1993 – “The Silver Anniversary Tour”
Columbus, Ohio – 1992 – “Discover Columbus”
Raleigh, North Carolina – 1991 – “Springtime in Carolina”
Wilmington, Delaware – 1987 – “Sharing”
Birmingham, Alabama – 1984
Minneapolis, Minnesota – 1980
Long Island, New York – 1979
Minneapolis, Minnesota – 1977
Mansfield, Ohio – 1971
Des Moines, Iowa – 1970
Roslyn, New York – 1969
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania – 1968