Miami Valley Hosta Society

Stimulating the Knowledge and Love of Hostas


2018 Events


Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, 7:00 P.M.

Miami Township Public Library

Community Room

2718 Lyons Rd., Dayton, OH 45342

Topic: Trough Magic

Speaker: Joan Day

Joan's Backyard Treasures, Hamilton, OH

Free and open to the public.



Carry-In Meeting and Presentation

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, 6:00 P.M.

The Secret Garden

4107 E. State Route 73, Waynesville, OH 44813

Shop 5:00 PM

Eat at 6:30 PM,  Program 7:30 PM

"Wonderful World of Japanese Maples"

Speakers: Dave and Leslie Dannaher

Dannaher Landscaping, Galena, OH

Bring a dish to share. MVHS will provide meat, drinks and table service.



Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, 7:00 P.M.

Vandalia Senior Center

21 Tionda Dr. South, Vandalia, OH 45377

“Top Performing Annuals for Low Maintenance Gardens”

Speaker: Pamela J. Bennett

Master Gardener Volunteer Program Coordinator



Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018

Noon – 3:00 P.M.

Miami Valley, Central Ohio, and Greater Cincinnati Hosta Societies.

deSha's Restaurant

11320 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45294

“The Reds Are Coming”

Speaker: Doug Bielstein

Hosta hybridizer, Mansfield, OH

$25/person. Reservations required. See Yearbook for details.



You have arrived at the online home of the Miami Valley Hosta Society of Dayton, Ohio, and the surrounding region.

To the casual observer, it’s possible to assume that our name and our slogan – Stimulating the Knowledge and Love of Hostas – say it all. But our members understand that this is merely our “calling card” and that there is much more in store to delight active gardeners and those that appreciate their gardens.

Our website is designed to give you an introduction into our interests, our activities, and the enjoyment we share – whether on member-garden hops, special overnight trips to notable garden spots away from home, or hearing authorities speak on topics to keep us informed and more adventurous in our own home gardens.

It would be our pleasure to welcome you as a new member of The Miami Valley Hosta Society.

Benefits of joining MVHS

~ Colorful newsletter & Yearbook

~ Discount and early sign-up for Hosta College

~ Members-only garden hops

~ Discounts for overnight bus trip & garden tours

~ Annual Great Hosta Auction 


Learn About Hostas 

Visit the American Hosta Society website  to learn more about hostas, also called the “Friendship Plant.”


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 Miami Valley Hosta SocietyWelcome_files/MVHS%20Application%20Form2017.pdf