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
All Newsletters, Meeting Minutes, and up-to-date information can be found on the EMHS blog at:
The Metro Detroit Hosta Society
The Metro Detroit Hosta Society meets at 7pm, (usually on the
Fourth Monday of the Months of September, October, November, January,
February and March) at the First United Methodist Church Birmingham,
1589 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham MI and the month of April at Telly's
Greenhouse, 3301 John R. Rd., Troy, MI
(where we always get a preview of the newest annuals and perennials for the year.)
Saginaw Valley Hosta Society
The Saginaw Valley Hosta Society meets at the Rustic Inn in
St. Charles on the 2nd Wednesday of September,
November, February and April. There are 4 monthly summer meetings (May through August)
at members gardens.
Southwestern Michigan Hosta Society meets in the Kalamazoo area.
March 25 - SWMHS Meeting River Street Flowerland - New Plants 2018
April 22 - SWMHS Meeting Romence Gardens - Hands on Class, Making Kokedama
May 19 - MHS Hidden Lake Gardens - Spring Cleanup and Meeting
June ? - Plant sale
June 9 - Bus Trip Grand Rapids, MI
June 16 - MHS Cut Leaf Show/Plant Sale - MSU East Lansing, MI
June 20-23 - AHS National Convention - Philadelphia, PA
July 13-14 GLRHS Tailgate - Columbus, Ohio
July 22 - SWMHS Potluck/Auction - Location TBA
August 19 - MHS Hidden Lake Gardens - Fall Cleanup
September23 - SWMHS Meeting, Romence Gardens - Speaker TBA
October 28 - SWMHS Meeting, Romence Gardens - Part II Mason
Bee Homes, Winterize
West Michigan Hosta Society
The West Michigan Hosta Society meets twice a year for membership
meetings in February and August and most months between February
and September for events such as tours, potlucks, auctions, and
Meeting locations vary and are moved around the West Michigan area.
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.
For information on the local societies or the Michigan Hosta Society contact: MHS@hostahappenings.com