Fields of Hosta Dreams

AHS National Convention

June 7–10, 2023 | Ames, Iowa


What can you expect at the nation’s largest hosta convention?

  • A First Inning welcome reception with better-than ballpark hospitality, including live music and a light dinner
  • Bases-loaded garden tours
  • Out-of-the-park educational sessions
  • Home Run AHS sanctioned Hosta Show
  • Batter-up Hosta auction
  • Big League ‘Hostatality’ social events
  • Vendors! And we don’t mean peanuts


The Story Behind Our Theme

Iowa is home to the famed baseball ballpark that was built in a cornfield and featured in the 1989 film, Field of Dreams. It still stands today, near Dyersville in eastern Iowa, and has become a tourist destination for many. Our theme is a nod to this attraction, but also recognizes the efforts of our gardeners who dream of the ultimate hosta garden. We hope you enjoy your time in our community during the convention!

About the American Hosta Society

The American Hosta Society (AHS) is a not-for-profit organization. The AHS is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes, and especially to promote, encourage, and foster the development of the genus Hosta and public interest therein. These purposes are expressly limited so that the AHS qualifies as an exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or the corresponding provision of any future U.S Internal Revenue Law. AHS includes both national and international membership.

The annual convention is a chance for young and old hosta enthusiasts and friends to get together and celebrate the friendship plant. Please join us.

Not a member?

Become a member today! Visit the American Hosta Society website to learn more. Note, however, that you do not need to be a member to register to attend the convention. All are welcome.