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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 2019.
Our Newsletters page lets you download more information.

Saturday, February 16

DVHS Winter meeting

Hosta Soup Contest and more fun, starting at 12:30. We'll view a video recap of the national convention, and a slide preview of the Russo garden (bus trip below).

Saturday, April 27, 1 pm

DVHS Spring meeting

Annual plant sale of choice hostas, and presentation from Jim Gears of the Jenkins Arboretum: Native Azaleas as Hosta Companions.

Saturday, June 1

DVHS Garden Tour

Conny and Jim open their garden once again for a DVHS visit. Expect a big auction of special hostas, and delicious food! Lunch and tour at noon, auction at 2.

Saturday, June 29

Bus trip to Russo garden

Russo garden, Cedarville, NJ

DVHS is sponsoring a bus trip (no private cars, please) to Gail and Dave Russo's garden in southern New Jersey, to view an unparalleled hosta collection.

Saturday, August 3

DVHS Garden Tour

WynEden is one of the area's most remarkable private gardens. Wayne Guymon, former DVHS president, graciously invites us to visit. BIG Leaf Contest and auction. See Newsletter page to download information, and click the Members' Gardens link above for teaser pics.

Saturday, October 5

DVHS Fall meeting

Jim Henry and Herb Burgess will talk about creation of their garden in Lewes, Delaware.

Beverages provided. Bring treats to share. Business meeting with election of officers.

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And here are some other nearby local or national hosta activities.

Saturday, March 30

Frelinghuysen Arboretum, NJ

Our neighbors at Tri-State hold their annual hosta sale. You must be a member of Tri-State to buy.

May 3-5

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Our friends and neighbors in the Delmarva Hosta Society are getting a jump on summer in hosting this regional event, drawing attendees and vendors from the Mid-Atlantic to Mid-South.

June 12-15

Green Bay, WI

Four days of Hostaffinity: garden tours, a hosta show, and shopportunities. SOLD OUT

Saturday, October 26

Frelinghuysen Arboretum, NJ

Our neighbors to the north host their fall meeting.

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Picnic lunch around the plants brought for auction, at the July 2015 meeting.