Hosta Trail #mbghostagarden
Our Hosta Garden established in 1999, is designated as an American Hosta Society National Display Garden, certified in 2006. There are currently only seventeen AHS Display Gardens in the US. Memphis Botanic Garden and Atlanta Botanic Garden are the only two gardens in the South with a certified Hosta collection.
The Mid-South Hosta Society assists in maintaining the plantings, as well as adding new Hostas to the collection. They have them grouped in the beds by location of Hybridizer.
Hostas are herbaceous perennial plants, meaning they die to the ground each winter. They are primarily grown for their foliage, but all of them flower with blooms in varying sizes and color—in shades of white or purple. A must see is the raised bed in the Hosta Garden with our Dwarf Hosta collection!
Why are our hostas in pots that are sticking out of the ground???? V O L E S eat the roots of hostas, and this how we protect our collection. Another option for the home gardener is a garden cat who loves mousing!