Friday, July 10, 2015

The Memphis Horticultural Society

As we continue to explore the different garden societies in the Memphis and surrounding area, today's post introduces the Memphis Horticultural Society. Tom Rieman, the current president, was kind enough to give us an overview of MHS.

The Memphis Horticultural Society was founded in 1981 with the intent of being an umbrella organization for all things horticultural in Memphis.  The purpose of the society is 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. The society also serves as a source of information for and a link between the horticultural community and the media, the general public and future generations.

Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month at the Memphis Botanic Garden.  The meeting begins at 7:00 PM but it is preceded at 6:30 by a meet and greet social.  June and December meetings are members only meetings; however, the rest are open to the public.  Meetings consist of a brief business meeting followed by a speaker.

The public may attend a meeting for a $5 fee or choose to join.   Annual dues are:

$25 Senior membership (55+)
$30 Individual membership
$35 Family membership (2 people at the same mailing address)
$75 Corporate membership

The motto says it all:  Cultivate, Educate, Enjoy.

For more information, you can check out the website here.  

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