The American Hosta Society

The American Hosta Society is a society dedicated to the study and improvement of the genus Hosta and the dissemination of general and scientific knowledge about them. There are many benefits for the members that result from these efforts, both social and in nursery trade. 

As a consequence of the society's goals it is recognized by the US Government as a not-for-profit educational and scientific organization and has been granted 501(c)(3) status.  Why is this important?  Because it allows members of the society to make tax deductible contributions to the society which helps it to achieve its goals. 

The AHS Board of Directors works hard to define and balance the activities and focus of the Society. Most ongoing activities are delegated to specific committees which function under the guidance of the committee chair and report to the President and the Board of Directors at regular intervals. In addition, many report their progress at AHS meetings and publish them (particularly in the areas of basic sciences and nomenclature) in The Hosta Journal.

All of these benefits of membership result from the multitude of volunteers and the numerous hours they donate to the success of the society.  If you are interested in participating more actively in one or more of these areas please contact the relevant committee chairperson listed on the Board of Directors page.

AHS Committee Descriptions

Official Display Gardens


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