MHS Established 1991

about us

The Minnesota Hosta Society, MHS, is a nonprofit educational society established in 1991 to promote knowledge of, and interest in the shade loving landscape plant, hosta.  We have educational meetings throughout the year, offer various activities for members and participate in several community events in the Twin City area.

MHS is proud to receive support from approximately 250 members on a regular basis. Our members range from beginning gardeners just becoming acquainted with hosta to experienced growers and hybridizers.

Benefits of membership in MHS include, but not limited to the following:

  • Three educational meetings per year with local and nationally recognized speakers.
  • The Hostaphile, a MHS published electronic newsletter four times per year with members sharing gardening growing tips, and ideas, propagation techniques and general shade gardening information.
  • Member pricing on Specialty Gardening items
  • Member Plants: special offer
  • Hosta Sale, volunteer opportunity
  • Member Garden Tour, volunteer opportunity
  • Hosta Leaf Show, volunteer opportunity
  • MHS at the Minnesota State Fair, volunteer opportunity
  • MHS Display Gardens, volunteer opportunity