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 2020.
Our Newsletters page lets you download more information.

Saturday, February 8

DVHS Winter meeting

Hosta Soup Contest and more fun, starting at 12:30. Conny Parsons will be giving an artist's tour of her garden, focusing on garden art.

Saturday, April 11, 1 pm

DVHS Spring meeting

Annual plant sale of choice hostas, and presentation from our own Barbara Tiffany, on "Garden Design Against the Grain."

Saturday, June 13

DVHS Garden Tours: Talley Crest and Teagate

Wilmington, Delaware and Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania (15 minutes apart)

No plant sale or auction, but please visit these two gardens featured at our 2018 Convention. Special pandemic-related instructions here.

Saturday, June 20

1-Day Hosta Show

In a new vision for 2020, we're planning a modified hosta show in one day (but stay tuned for information about a leaf prep party the night before).

Saturday, July 11

DVHS Garden Tour: Mill Fleurs

Another the area's most remarkable private gardens, created by designers Barbara and Robert Tiffany. Barbara and her team host visitors from around the world; it's a special treat that we DVHS members get to visit for self-guided tours. Mill Fleurs was a a highlight of the 2018 American Hosta Society Convention.

Saturday, October 10, 1:30 p.m.

DVHS Fall meeting

Rob Mortko will deliver a presentation on "Tissue Culture for Dummies... Like Me" via Zoom. See the meeting page for details. You'll need to get an email from us in order to join the meeting.

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

Saturday, April 25

Frelinghuysen Arboretum, NJ

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

May 23

Churchville, Pennsylvania

DVHS member Alan Russell opens his retail nursery to hosta lovers from the region. There's more then just hostas in those hoop houses!

June 10-13

Brooklyn Park (MSP), Minnesota

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

Saturday, June 27

Clifton, NJ

David Obssuth hosts a meeting that outside New York, but closer than many of the Tri-State meetings!

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Conny and Rebecca in the bamboo grove at WynEden, August 2019.

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