Mark these dates on your calendars for 2018 events and be sure to come!



Winter Meeting  




·      John Kee - A Founding Member of the OHS gave an informative presentation on “What has Changed” and what has survived with Hostas since the early days of the OHS.  Below are a few photos from the meeting!   Enjoy.


John Kee


In his work as a landscaper and as an avid gardener, John became interested in hostas to the point where he was chasing them across north America and into Europe.  As he eagerly sought new sources, and considering this was pre TC and the internet, he developed many contacts and associations which helped him increase his knowledge and develop his collection.


His passion led him to seek out other like-minded individuals in Canada and, along with interested nurseries, developed the origins of the Ontario Hosta Society with members from across Canada and the US and even from England.


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Hosta Forum - Sunday, April 22, 2018 - to be held at Glencairn Golf and Country Club, 9807 Regional Road 25 Halton Hills, ON L9T 2X7 


 8th Annual Hosta Forum


Tickets are available NOW


Sunday, April 22, 2018


Glencairn Golf Club

9807 Regional Road 25, Halton Hills, ON L9T 2X7


9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. - (Registration Begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Take Advantage of Our Early Bird Rates.


Bonus: Buy Your Tickets By The Early Bird Deadline

For Your Name To Be Entered In A Special Draw!

No Ticket Sales at Door So Get Your Tickets Soon!

OHS Members  -  $55.00 until March 1st  -  $60.00 after March 1st 

Non-OHS Members  -  $60.00 until March 1st  -  $65.00 after March 1st 



Bob Leask

Founding Member


Director of the

Ontario Hosta Society



“Hot New Hostas and Where Do They Come From

Charlie Dobbin

Zoomer AM740 Saturday

Morning Garden Talk Show Host, Past Co-host, ONE GARDEN, TWO LOOKS & Owner of design and horticultural consulting company, Garden Solutions


“Gardening In A

Changing Climate”

Reggie Millette

Founding President of Quebec Hosta  and

Hemerocallis Society 


Accomplished Author 

“Hostas: Grow Them As Per Species Habits’’




 Featuring Spectacular Speakers

 Live & Silent Auctions  ~  Draws/Prizes 

 Continental Breakfast ~ Delicious Lunch ~ Refreshments 


Please state dietary restrictions when ordering ticket(s)


Contact Norm Limpert to pay by debit, credit or cheque (preferred)

cheques payable to Ontario Hosta Society
c/o Norm Limpert, 11174  Sixth Line, Acton,  ON L7J 2L7

905-878-3366      -     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Tickets will be reserved and ready at the door for you.

For ticket confirmation, please give your email address.








 June Bus Tour - Sunday, June 10th 2018


Here are some of the gardens we will visit on our next bus tour!


Riverbend Gardens - Shirley and Allan Koch 


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Anna and Bill Barger's garden


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The Gardens of Joseph Covello


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Lidia Pezzi's Garden


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Sandy Leah's Garden


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Doug Starlett's Garden





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Summer BBQ/Picnic  Kelly Williams  Sunday, July 22nd


Set in the heart of Hockley Valley is  a 4.6 acre "oasis" with a post and beam home.  There is a 700 square foot out door structure, hanging firepit, picturesque pond, cedar bush with walking trails and multiple perennial gardens.  There are over 100 varieties of Hosta which is small if your are an avid hosta collector.  Most of the gardens are no older than four years old.  The previous owner who was Gordon Lightfoot's ex-girlfriend wasn't an avid gardener.  Come enjoy an afternoon picnic with the Ontario Hosts Society.

Here are a couple pictures of Kelly's gardens!







Annual General Meeting and Auction - Sunday, September 9, 2018 - to be held at the Nassagaweya Community Centre, Brookville Hall 2005 Cameron Drive Campbellville, Ontario L0P 1B0 (Part of the Town of Milton)   (directions below)


Location: Nassagaweya Community Centre, Brookville Hall 2005 Cameron Drive Campbellville, Ontario L0P 1B0 (Part of the Town of Milton)   


Directions from the 401:7 km north of the 401 at Guelph Line and Cameron.

Take Guelph Line north 6 km to the Nassagaweya Community Centre at Cameron Drive located on the left at the corner of Guelph Line and Cameron Drive. Guelph Line is one exit west of Highway 25 if you are coming from Toronto or one exit east of Highway 6 south if you are coming from Kitchener.



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