Missouri Botanical Garden

AHS Display Garden
Address: 4344 Shaw Blvd; St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: (314) 577-5100
Missouri Botanical Garden Website
Established: 1859 : Number of Varieties: 400+ : Looks Best: May to September
Year Designated AHS Display Garden: 2011

Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and is a National Historic Landmark. For years, the 79-acre garden has been as oasis in the city of St. Louis, a place of beauty and family fun --- and also a center for education, science and conservation. The Hosta Glade consisting of 7 large beds is located along one of the major walkways in the Garden. There over 400 cultivars that can be viewed and enjoyed along with many shade perennials. You can find all the Benedict Garden Performance Award Hostas, all the American Hosta Growers Hosta of the Year, and a collection of most of the species hostas. The Garden continues to add new cultivars and to educate the public on the Genus Hosta.

Springfield Botanical Center

AHS Display Garden
Address: 2400 S. Scenic; Springfield, MO 65807
Phone: (417) 891-1515
Springfield Botanical Center Website
Greater Ozarks Hosta Society Website
Established: 2001 : Number of Varieties: 300+ : Looks Best: Late April to Early July
Year Designated AHS Display Garden: 2013

The Greater Ozarks Hosta Society has created and maintains one of the most beautiful gardens at the Springfield Botanical Center. Focused on educating the public on the creative use of hostas in their own gardens, visitors will find hundreds of hostas and very few companion plants. Plantings are displayed in families of hostas that the home gardener can easily duplicate. For example, beds of Hosta 'June' with 'Halcyon'; 'Krossa Regal' with 'Regal Splendor', 'Stained Glass' with 'Guacamole'. Hostas are used to edge a walk, frame an entrance, serve as a focal point, planted in drifts as a ground cover, and as large container plantings. There is a small collection of minis and a large bed called the "Land of the Giants."