The Northern Wisconsin Hosta Society promotes the genus ‘Hosta’ for educational purposes with emphasis on culture in northern Wisconsin.
The NWHS was formed in the fall of 1995 when five hosta enthusiasts, Don and Jan Dahl, Pat and Paula Goettel, and Peggy Freitag, met for the purpose of forming this organization.
Through word of mouth, the first meeting in February of 1996 produced eighteen charter members. By the beginning of 2005, the number increased to close to 200 members from 140 households. The society also includes hybridizers and retailers, and currently stands at 74 member households. Members range from first time hosta growers to those with hundreds of varieties.
Meeting dates and locations vary – see our Calendar of Events page for a typical yearly meeting schedule. Summer months are reserved for garden tours. All meetings and tours are educational, promoting the genus Hosta.
“Northern Star”, the hosta newsletter is sent to members about four times a year.