The Ed Elslager Hybridizers' Group

The Ed Elslager Hosta Hybridizer's Group is open to the public. We celebrate and enjoy the hybridization of the genus hosta. Please come and experience unusual and one of a kind hybrids, in addition to fun camaraderie and interesting presentations and events. We break for a brown bag lunch mid-meeting. Some members bring food to share. Meetings are held at:

Mathaei Botanical Gardens
1800 N. Dixboro Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

The 2017 schedule for the Hybridizers' Group is as follows:

June 11 Clarence Hanna will give a presentation on his pollen storage techniques and hybridizing program.

July 31 Program to be determined.

November 6 Program to be determined.

PARKING: Please park only in designated parking areas, which are identified by numbered spaces at the main entrance to the lobby/conservatory and in the west parking lot. Parking cost is $1.50 per hour, with a $5 maximum per day. Parking pay kiosks accept credit cards, bills, and coins. Matthaei-Nichols members park for free. Follow instructions on kiosk to enter space number then member number

MEMBER DUES: $10 for 3 years, payable at the meeting or by mail. You do not need to be a member to attend.
For membership information contact and your request will be forwarded to the Hybridizers Group.



Pictured below, Hosta ‘Dorothy Benedict’ an introduction of Herb Benedict’s and one of the best hosta breeding plants available.