Next GOHS event will be, Saturday, August 30, 2014. This is the best event of the year!!! The PLANT AUCTION & SWEETS TABLE at the Botanical Center from 3-6. Lots of shade plants and hostas will be available in a lively auction. This is TONS OF FUN for EVERYONE! Satisfy your sweet tooth from our mile long (almost) sweets table. Door prizes and raffles, also. Hope to see you there!
HOSTA GARDEN DEDICATION was on Saturday May 3, 2014. Our hosta garden was stunning in early May. We celebrated our garden being accepted as an American Hosta Society National Display Garden with an old-fashioned picnic. We wore our best hats.
Our area at the Ozarks Empire Fairgrounds for the 2014 Lawn and Garden Show. Thanks to Hilltop Nursery for the beautiful early Hostas. We enjoyed visiting with you and answering the questions you had about gardening with Hostas. These Hostas were auctioned off at our 2014 Kick off party. Good food and fun time and Tom did a great job as our autioneer.
An article published by Peter Longley, Horticultural Interpreter at Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center and Gardens. It is a nice read about our great Hosta garden.
NEWS FLASH: Congratulations!
In 2013 it was announced that the Hosta Garden at the Springfield Botanical Gardens, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., was designated as an American Hosta Society National Display Garden. The garden was established and is maintained by by the Greater Ozarks Hosta Society. Tom Lakowske, GOHS President recently received the phone call from member Lee Coates who was attending the AHS National Convention in Milwaukee, WI.
This honor and designation comes after hours of hard work by Tom and other volunteers from the Hosta Society, Friends of the Garden, Master Gardeners of Greene County, other organizations and individuals to develop the garden so it qualified for this special national recognition. Now one of only a few (18) designated display gardens nationwide, what a special asset this garden has become for Springfield and the State of Missouri.
The AHS National Display Garden Program: http://www.americanhostasociety.org/DisplayGardens.html Springfield will be added to this list to become number 18.
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The Greater Ozarks Hosta Society is dedicated to the promotion of the genus
HOSTA. We serve hosta enthusiast in the Southwest Missouri-Northwest Arkansas
Region but accept memberships from gardeners anywhere. We offer Hosta lovers a
chance to be included in a wide variety of club functions, fun, and the
opportunity to share your hosta knowledge with like minded
Hostas are the number one selling shade perennial because they
are easy to grow and offer a wide variety of texture and color to the shade
garden. Please wander through our website and see what we do as a group and in
our individual gardens
The Greater Ozarks Hosta Society has constructed and maintains a hosta garden at Close Memorial Park on 2400 S. Scenic in Springfield, Missouri. The garden contains several hundred hostas and companion plants. It is open to the public during daylight hours year round. We encourage you to visit and enjoy the fruits of our labors. More pictures of
the garden are available on the Gallery page.
Several of our members are also members of the Friends of the Garden an organization dedicated to establish and facilitate a Botanical Center, gardens, and an arboretum at Close Botanical Gardens and Lake Drummond to inspire the discovery, understanding, and appreciation of nature.
Thanks to Sandra Letson for these beautiful pictures.
One of our obligations as a society is to share our enthusiasm and at the same time educate and enlighten our community about America's best selling shade perennial. If your organization would enjoy a presentation on hostas or the Greater Ozarks Hosta Society click here.
SUM AND SUBSTANCE NEWSLETTER
April 2013. . . HOSTAS IN CONTAINERS
~Please visit our beautiful park at~
Nathanael Green/Close Park
2400 S. Scenic Ave.
Springfield, Mo 65805
Directly across from Smith Golf Course.
We are in the SW corner of the park.