The American Hydrangea Society was founded by Penny McHenry in 1994 in Atlanta, GA.
Her story of how she started this society is a simple one:
"In 1975, I was given a gift of a blue hydrangea. It was love at first sight. As I explored the genus, my passion grew. A few years later, I learned I was not alone; many gardeners share my addiction. By 1994, I was convinced that the world's perfect shrub deserved a plant society to celebrate and explore its versatility."
Founder of the American Hydrangea Society
Membership in the AHS entitles you to a newsletter containing educational information from meetings, announcements on hydrangea events, and information about books and articles that deal with hydrangeas. The American Hydrangea Society is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Each year since its inception, the society has sponsored a garden tour in Atlanta, Georgia, for its members. The tour features gardens filled with hydrangeas of every type. It is always an inspiration and an educational experience.
If you are interested in joining us, please go to our Join page.
Gloria Ward, President
Ozzie Johnson, Vice President
Scott Grosse, Secretary
Cheri Felton, Treasurer
Penny McHenry, Founder
Dörte Wohmann-Schmieta, Garden Tour Co-Chair
Cheri Felton, Chair
David Felton, Plant Raffle Co-Chair
Marianne Baumgartner, Chair
Joe Baumgartner, Membership Co-Chair
Eva Kinney, Chair
Shari Winer, Chair
Ginny Wolf, Chair
Becky Jo Nickles, Hospitality Co-Chair
Julie Taylor Fitzgerald
Sandy Jones, Editor
News & Events
Annual Hydrangea Garden Tour