Discover Hostas!

An invitation to join.

The American Hosta Society (AHS) is a not-for-profit organization. The AHS is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes, and especially to promote, encourage, and foster the development of the genus Hosta and public interest therein. These purposes are expressly limited so that the AHS qualifies as an exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or the corresponding provision of any future U.S Internal Revenue Law.

Join the American Hosta Society and receive The Hosta Journal mailed twice a year and have access to a third issue online in the Members Only section of the AHS website. This publication offers the latest information on care, feeding, and hybridizing; pictures of new cultivars; and news of upcoming meetings and conventions.   (See "Sample Article").

Other membership benefits:
  • An opportunity to attend national meetings and conventions which offer educational and scientific presentations, garden tours, judge's clinics, and a chance to see the latest and best hosta in the hosta show.
  • Access to an online AHS Membership Directory.  
  • The privilege of visiting display gardens throughout the country, many of which are only open to AHS members. 
  • An invitation to exhibit your favorite hostas and compete for recognition in various AHS national and regional cut-leaf shows.
  • Developing friendships with people who share an interest in growing hostas.
  • Access to Members Only section of the AHS website
AHS Voucher Program

Learn how to get YOUR voucher and
see a list of participating vendors here!

Membership Rates (USA)
one year
three years
five years
one year
three years
five years

Effective midnight EDT on September 1, 2022, all new and renewal membership registrations will be assigned to calendar year 2023. No 2022 memberships will be available after September 1, 2022. Individuals who join/renew after that time will receive the regular welcome letter advising them of the effective date of their membership (but providing them with the 2022 password) as well as a copy of The Hosta Adventure.

Click here to Join the AHS or Renew your Membership Online

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Printable Mail-in Form

Regional Societies have their own membership, activities, and publications.
Visit the
Local Societies section for more details.

Membership Secretary:
Barry Ankney
AHS Membership Secretary
1104 Oxford Court
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181-5249

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