Local Society Events

Eastern Michigan Hosta Society

The Eastern Michigan Hosta Society meets second Thursday of the month except for January, March (Hosta College), and November
(our annual Board Meeting). Our winter meeting place is:
Mayfield Twp. Hall
1900 N. Saginaw Rd.
Lapeer, MI 48446

January: No meeting

Thursday, February 13: Mark Hanner, Succulents
Mayfield Township Hall, Lapeer, MI

April: Aaron Strouse, Unique Michigan
Mayfield Township Hall, Lapeer, MI

May 14: Field trip to Melvyn Corner’s Nursery (date may change)

June 11: Member garden tour, need a volunteer

July 9: Member garden tour, need volunteer

August 13: Member garden tour, need volunteer

September 10: Plant Exchange
Suncrest of Lapeer

October 8: C&C Green, Lily Bulbs
Mayfield Township Hall, Lapeer, MI

November 12: EMHS Board Meeting
Whitey’s in Davison, MI

December 10: Christmas Party
Mayfield Township Hall, Lapeer, MI

All Newsletters, Meeting Minutes, and up-to-date information can be found on the EMHS blog at:

Southwest Michigan Hosta Society meets in the Kalamazoo area.

Saturday, February 29, Noon
Social Gathering Luncheon
Walnut Trails Club House-Delta Court
Featuring Baked Potato Bar with all the fixings and salad provided.
Please bring a dessert if you would like.
Opportunity to relax and socialize. Great time to renew or join if new!

Sunday, March 22, 3pm
New Plants for 2020

Sunday, April 26, 3pm

Friday, May 29, 6pm
Plant Sale
Flesher Field, 3664 South 9th St, Oshtemo, 49009

June Bus Trip

Sunday, July 26, Noon
Potluck and Auction
Oshtemo Grange Hall, 3234 North 3rd St, Oshtemo, 49009

Sunday, September 27, 3pm
Romence Gardens, 9660 Shaver Rd, Portage, 49024

Sunday, October 25, 3pm
Romence Gardens, 9660 Shaver Rd, Portage, 49024

West Michigan Hosta Society

Thursday, February 20 (6-8pm)
WMHS Meeting at Frederik Meijer Gardens
1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Saturday, May 9
WMHS Workday at local gardens

Wednesday, May 20
WMHS Potluck & Plant Auction
Potluck at 6pm; auction 7-9pm
Allendale Township Hall, 6678 Lake Michigan Dr, Allendale, MI 49401
Saturday & Sunday, July 18, 19
Hosta Show at Frederik Meijer Gardens

Thursday, August 20
WMHS Meeting (Details TBD)
Friday, October (Date TBD) (6pm)
Fall Harvest Potluck
Forest Hills Aquatic Center, 660 Forest Hill Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

WMHS website is at www.wmhostasociety.org . WMHS Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/WMiHS/

Dates, times and locations are subject to change.

Questions are sometimes asked about the relationship of the local hosta societies to the Michigan Hosta Society. A little history is perhaps the easiest way to answer most of those questions. In the mid-90’s MHS held a meeting to discuss the feasibility of sponsoring or helping in the establishment of some local societies around the state. There was a growing need for a way to get more information about hostas out to the increasing number of gardeners who were growing hostas. MHS had tried winter meetings but because of the long distances involved the meetings had to be on weekends; that and the winter weather often made them poorly attended. The establishment of some local chapters seemed to be the best way to meet the needs of our members.
As the result of the initial meeting, members of six areas in the state said they were going to look into starting a local group. Some of those groups were immediately formed; others have happened in the intervening years. All of the groups are financially independent and operated under their own bylaws. Membership in MHS as well as the local group is encouraged but not mandatory. There are currently three local groups.

For information on the local societies or the Michigan Hosta Society contact: MHS@hostahappenings.com