As noted on the About Us page, DVHS holds 4-5 meetings each year. Some are in gardens, with tours, plant auctions, and pot-luck suppers. Others are in libraries or other public spaces, where we can chat and enjoy a presentation by invited guest speakers or by our own local experts.
In addition to our meetings, the DVHS is active in preparing and maintaining public display gardens at local arboretums, and in producing AHS-accredited hosta shows for friendly competition and informing our members and the public about hostas. Please click on the links below for more information.
Calendar and Activities. Come to a DVHS event!
Here is our calendar for 2022.
Our Newsletters page lets you download more information.
And here are some other nearby local or national hosta activities.
Saturday, April 23
Spring plant sale and guest speaker
Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore, 1:00 p.m.
Mary Tipping, curator and plant recorder of the Scott Arboretum, brings us "Ferns in the Shade Garden."
Members (you can always join that day) will then be able to purchase from this year's selected hostas.
We request that you bring masks to guard against COVID, and your own lunch or treats; we provide beverages.
Saturday, June 4
Summer garden tour & auction
Cairnsgrove Gardens and Apiary
Come to Pottsgrove, PA, to the home of Rebecca and Dan Boylan. If COVID statistics support it, we will resume our usual potluck lunch feasts.
Pot up some special hostas (or special companions) this spring to bring to the auction.
Saturday, June 25
Visit the hostas (and more) at the
Barnes Arboretum at St. Joseph's University
The DVHS and the Barnes installed a National Hosta Display Garden beginning in 2015, and we continue to help in its improvement and maintenance.
Come to the Arboretum and see how it has grown!
We also hope to have a Hosta Show demonstration. Details to follow.
Saturday, Fall date tba
Fortieth Anniversary Banquet!
Stay tuned for details, but we feel a celebration is in order. Let us know if you would like to assist in planning the event.
Saturday, May 28
Tri-State Hosta Society visits
Russell Gardens Wholesale
We're grateful to our neighboring hosta society for setting this up. Alan Russell is always glad to see us come by and shop his special collection at wholesale prices! 8:00 - noon
American Hosta Society Convention
Conventions are, we hope, back to normal! Visit the convention website for information about how you can visit beautiful gardens around the Twin Cities.
Conny and Rebecca in the bamboo grove at WynEden, August 2019.