The Middle Tennessee Hosta Society (“MTHS”) was established in 1998. Members’   interests include hostas, shade gardening and ponds. Programs and activities are chosen that  provide a learning experience for all, whether you are new to gardening or have a hosta collection. 

Visitors are welcome!

 

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MAY MEETING LOCATION CHANGED!

Middle Tennessee Hosta Society Meeting:  May 22, 2014
Location (note change): New Bethel United Methodist Church
                                        5300 Pond Creek Road, Pegram TN
Speaker:  Linda Lanier, Mid-South Hydrangea Society – Memphis
Topic:  Selecting Hydrangea for Sun and Shade
 
Directions to New Bethel Methodist Church:
 
From Ashland City, Intersection of Highways 12 & 49
Turn onto Cumberland Street (Hwy. 49) at light in front of Court House parking lot;
Cross over Cumberland River bridge (Church is 7.3 Miles);
Turn left on River Road/Hwy 249;
Follow Hwy 249 to intersection of Hwy 249/251;
Go straight on Hwy 251 crossing over new bridge construction and Cheatham Lake access;
Turn right onto Pond Creek Road, (Church is 2.6 miles);
Turn left at small concrete bridge, (this is still Pond Creek Road);
Church is white, has a steeple, located approximately  1 mile on left at the intersection of
Pond Creek and Cub Creek roads
 
Hosta sign will be at both Pond Creek Road turns.
 
Watch for deer.
 
From Bellevue, I-40 and West Nashville
Exit 199 (Old Hickory Blvd) off I-40W and turn left on Old Hickory Blvd.,
or
Exit 199 (Old Hickory Blvd) off I-40E and turn right onto Old Hickory Blvd.
Proceed northwest on Old Hickory Blvd./Hwy 251 crossing Charlotte Pike/Hwy 70 at stop light;
Go to stop sign at Old Hickory Blvd. and Old Charlotte Road;
Turn left onto Old Charlotte Road and an immediate right (at an angle) onto River Road Pk/Hwy 251.
Go approximately 8 miles and turn left onto Pond Creek Road, (Church is 2.6 miles);
Turn left at small concrete bridge (this is still Pond Creek Road);
Church is white, has a steeple, located approximately 1 mile on left at the intersection of
Pond Creek and Cub Creek roads.
 
Hosta sign will be at both Pond Creek Road turns.
 
Watch for deer.

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 Membership in AHS is encouraged and MTHS members can earn a paid 2012 AHS membership through a point system which recognizes participation in MTHS events. The Hosta Journal (AHS) published three times each year is abundant with hosta information and photographs of national tour gardens and the latest hosta hybrids.   

On-going projects of MTHS include:

  • interesting speakers at each meeting - click on the  'Programs and Events 2014' tab on left for meeting information.
  • staging a booth at the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, at which time bare root hostas are sold;
  • an Annual Hosta Sale, (featuring over 200 varieties) held the Saturday before Mother’s Day in the parking lot of the Maryland Farms YMCA in Brentwood, TN.
 
The Genus Hosta and the term “The Friendship Plant” have become synonymous.
 
For further information on hostas, see http://www.hostalibrary.org.
 
 
We look forward to meeting you at an MTHS event.