Winter Scientific Meeting of the Midwest Regional Hosta Society

Sponsored by the Midwest Regional Hosta Society


The Midwest Regional Hosta Society is once again sponsoring the Winter Scientific Meeting.  This popular winter event will be held Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Lisle Sheraton, formerly the Wyndham Hotel, 3000 Warrenville Road, Lisle, IL. The hotel has given us a $79.00 room rate. Please make your own reservations by calling 800-325-3535, and mention the “Midwest Regional Hosta Society Winter Scientific Meeting” to guarantee the rate. Due to the change in ownership, we recommend that reservations made before November 15 be verified.

Speakers scheduled for 2014 include:

• Bob Olson – A history of the Midwest Hosta Society and its Newsletter

• Glenn Herold – More than you ever wanted to know about Lilies

• Jeff Miller – Hosta Sports – When is Enough, Enough?

• Bob Solberg – Hostas of In-Distinction

• Rick Goodenough – Hybridizer’s Perspective

• Dave Wanniger – (Horticulturist in Charge, Boerner Botanic Gardens) – Not the Same    Old, Same Old - New, Better Trees and Shrubs for the Home Garden

• Mark Zilis – Hostas of Distinction

Program details, including topics for each speaker's presentation, are available here.

The program will include a series of three concurrent breakout sessions. These breakout sessions will be presented twice, so attendees will be able to attend two out of the three sessions.

Again this year, there will be a hosta seed silent auction, proceeds of which will be used to help underwrite the cost of the meeting.

The cost of this winter extravaganza is only $55 per person for Midwest Regional Hosta Society members and $65 for non-members, and includes a continental breakfast and a deli buffet lunch. At their option, non-members can apply the $10 difference in the registration fee to a one-year membership in the MRHS. Please make checks payable to MRHS, and mail with the registration form to:

Kristine James
523 E. Calhoun Street
Woodstock, IL 60098

Registrations postmarked after January 6 require a $10 late registration fee per person.

Questions? Contact Lou Horton (630-293-7735) or email: