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 natural 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.
History of MHS
The MHS was Founded in the late 1980’s by a group of passionate local plant enthusiasts with a vision. Today it has a membership of over 250, and continues to a key component of local garden information by providing a monthly venue for general Horticultural interests in the Mid-south.
Want more history? Learn how things got started and a list of the folks involved in creating this great organization.
Constitution and By Laws
This organization is governed by a constitution and By laws which were originally adopted by the founding members. This document can be amended by the voting board members.
View the full text of this document and the amendments to date.
Award For Horticultural Excellence
The MHS gives an award annually: The Memphis Horticultural Society’s Award of Horticultural Excellence is presented to a member who serves as a link between the horticultural community, the media, and the general public.
Learn more about the current and past recipients.
MHS dues are paid by the calendar year, January – December. Persons joining after July 1 will be charged half of the annual membership fee.
For 2017, the dues 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
Meeting Dates and Location
1st Tuesday of every month
7:00 pm, Goldsmith Civic Garden Center auditorium
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road • Memphis, TN 38117
Officers and Board of Directors
President – Martha Garner
Vice President – Suzy Askew
Second Vice President – Melissa Taylor
Secretary – Mary Heim
Treasurer – Bill Ferrell
Ways & Means – J.J. James
Program Chairman – Suzy Askew
Membership Chairman – Mary Heim
Immediate Past President – Cheryl Lockhart
Newsletter Editor – Ginny Fletcher
Membership Committee – Mary Heim, Connie Shepherd
Newsletter Committee – Ginny Fletcher
Website Committee – Caroline Brown, Kim Halyak, Tom Rieman, Linda Eddins
Floral Arrangements – Open
Members – Open
Refreshments – Dawn Bain, Ann Hopper
Plant Exchange – Kelsey Lyons, Jacks Sparks
Historian – Larry Griffin