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!


October 24, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. - Peter Grimaldi                                     
 Location:  Woodmont Christian Church in Green Hills
           3601 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN, 37215
                  Park in lot closest to Hillsboro Rd. Walk across
                  bridge between Sanctuary & classroom bldg.
                 We meet in Room 200.
 Program: Peter Grimaldi,
        Vice President of Gardens & Facilities at Cheekwood 
                  Peter will be speaking about Cheekwood's
                  gardens and hosta collection.
Meet and Greet-6:00 pm
Speaker-6:30 pm
Business Meeting-7:30 pm
Membership in AHS is encouraged and MTHS members can earn a paid 2019 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 2019 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 2019 Dixie Regional Hosta Convention have been released.  
    The DelMarVA society is hosting.  They have booked a Hampton Inn at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware for May 3-5.  Afternoon lecture May 3rd, garden tours May 4th, and May 5th is still up in the air.  The hotel does offer free breakfast, so that can help offset some expenses with the trip.  DelMarVa is short for Delaware, Maryland,and Virginia.  Their website is
The Genus Hosta and the term “The Friendship Plant" have become synonymous.
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We look forward to meeting you at an MTHS event.