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Welcome to Memphis Horticultural Society

Welcome to Memphis Horticultural Society

The purpose of the Memphis Horticultural Society (MHS) shall be the study of plants and the exchange of information among the members on the care, cultivation and propagation of plants, their design in the garden, and their survival and protection in the environment.

It shall also be the purpose of the Society to serve as a source of information for and a link between the horticultural community and the media, the general public and future generations.

Meeting Dates and Location

Unless prior notification is given in the Monthly newsletter, all MHS meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Goldsmith Civic Garden Center; located at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, Tennessee.


The subject of the program and the speaker will be listed in the monthly newsletter mailed to every member. A tentative schedule of events is listed on the events calendar.
2017 Lineup
Jan 3—The State of Horticulture in Memphis and Shelby County Paul Little will moderate a panel of the leaders of horticulture in Memphis.
Feb 7 ‘All the Best Plants are Buttercups: The Family Ranunculaceae’, Linda Beutler, Garden Writer from Portland, OR. And Curator of the Rogerson Clematis Collection
March 7 1ST EVER Rare Plant Auction-6:00 to 7:30-members free, sell tickets to all others Melissa Taylor and Robert Hollingsworth Co-chairmen
April 4 The History of Ornament in Gardens-Barbara Keathley, ASLA , Memphis Landscape Architect
May 2 A Photographer’s Gardens of Birds, Butterflies and Blooms Hannah Underhill Golf Pro and Photographer in Memphis Twitter: @hannahsview
June 6 Picnic & Movie with a Friend Bring a friend who’s not a member to our picnic and stay for a Garden themed Movie (plant exchange during picnic)
July 11 Kudzu and You-The Good , the Bad, the Ugly. Dr. John Byrd, Mississippi State University.
Aug 1 Gardening in the Age of Social Media: What’s useful ? Caroline Brown, Dixon Plant Sale Co-chair and Master Gardener
Sept 5 The Highline in NYC Cheryl Converse, Memphian (Bring in gardening items for schools)
Oct 3 Fletcher Moss Park and Parsonage Gardens Didsbury, England Tom Pellet Memphis Garden Designer
Nov 7 The Garden and The Workshop: Working Together for a Beautiful Thanksgiving Table
Garden Inspired Designs for the Table and the Men Who Make It Happen: Julie and Ted Wilson, Suzy Askew and Larry Rains
(Plant exchange)
Dec 5 Simple Gifts Holiday Party -bring a simple handmade garden gift/plant to exchange
Meat, rolls and drinks provided by board. Members bring a large serving dish of a salad, starch, veggie or dessert.


MHS dues are paid by the calendar year, January through December. Persons joining after July 1 will be charged half of the annual membership fee. The dues for 2015 are:

$25.00 - Senior Membership (55 years and older)
$30.00 - Individual Membership
$35.00 - Family Membership (two people at the same mailing address)
$75.00 - Corporate Membership

2017 Current Officers and Board

President- Martha Garner
Vice President – Suzy Askew
Secretary -Mary Heim
Treasurer -Bill Ferrell
Immediate Past President – Cheryl Lockhart

Floral Arrangements: Members
Historian: Larry Griffin
Hospitality: Dawn Bain, Ann Hopper, Gloria Sparks
Membership: Emelia Miekicki, Betty Griffith
Newsletter: Ginny Fletcher , Emelia Miekicki,
Plant Exchange: open
Programs: Martha Garner
Refreshments: Dawn Bain, Ann Hopper, Gloria Sparks
Ways and Means: JJ James
Webmaster: Madison May


© 2017 The Memphis Horticultural Society • P.O Box 11665 Memphis, TN 38111