UT Gardens Annual Membership Drive
Home of the Tranquility Hosta Garden
The UT Gardens Annual Membership Drive has begun! Last year's drive raised almost $15,000 through new and renewing memberships, and this year they hope to raise even more. Now more than ever, memberships are a vital part of growing the Gardens. Whether you are most familiar with our Knoxville, Crossville, or Jackson site, our members enjoy fantastic benefits and the deep satisfaction of supporting the official Botanical Garden of Tennessee!
The gardens are open during all seasons and are free to the public.
Membership also gives you access to other botanical gardens across the country through the American Public Gardens Association reciprocal program.
Join or Renew here.
Learn more about Membership here.
Tennessee Urban Forestry Council
Tree Sanctuary Certification Program is Back!
Good news! The TUFC Tree Sanctuary Certification Program is back with a slightly different application process. Contact them via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested. You still need to:
Applications accepted twice each year - June 30 and October 31. Applications processed month after the deadline.
AHS Convention Postponed until 2022
The news you have been waiting for and expecting is now here. The American Hosta Society National Convention, Hosta Vision 2020, is officially postponed until 2022.
All registration fees and vendor deposits will be refunded as soon as possible in the manner in which they were paid. If you paid by check, you will receive a check. If you paid by credit card, the fee will be refunded to that card. Credit card refunds may take up to two weeks to appear on your credit card statement. T-shirts that registrants ordered will be mailed to them. You do not need to do anything to request either a refund or their t-shirt. And thanks to Dennis Savory of Savory’s Gardens the convention plant, Hosta ‘Phoenix Feathers’, will be carried over for the 2022 convention.
We are grateful that the convention hotel, Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, has been very flexible in allowing us to postpone our event for two years. Many details still need to be negotiated and we will keep you posted as they become known.
The convention committee and the AHS Board of Directors know that this is disappointing. The circumstances are entirely unique and the committee and the Board felt they had no real choice in order to protect the health of the many hosta lovers who had planned to attend.
Please plan to attend the 2021 convention in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and then join us in Minneapolis in 2022. Enjoy your gardens this summer and stay safe and healthy.
President, American Hosta Society
Dixie Region Convention is Rescheduled
It is with regret that we have decided to postpone this year’s convention to the 3rd – 5th June 2021. This has been decided in the interest of keeping everybody safe.
For people who have already registered – your checks will be returned and you will need to also cancel your hotel reservation.
I know this is disappointing but on the bright side this will give us an opportunity to plan an even more exciting convention next year. Please save the date and stay safe.
As always, future updates will be posted Dixie Region Convention page and the ETHS Facebook page.
2020 Dixie Hosta Convention Chairman
East Tennessee Hosta Society
More ETHS Events Cancelled
UPDATE ON CANCELLATIONS:
We continue to post cancellations as we are made aware of them.
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