Activities and Events


Mid-Atlantic Regional Field Day
Thursday, May 24- Holly Society of America

Here it is!! The first meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Holly Society of America! And what a wonderful place to have this occasion - the U. S. National Arboretum in Washington D.C. Easily accessible by most members, this location (3501 New York Ave. NE, Washington DC 20002) consists of 446 acres of botanical collections and gardens. Come meet members of HSA from nearby states, listen to Stefan Lura and Carole Bordelon and learn more about them and their work, and tour the USNA Plant Records and Herbarium. Sue and Sandy will have more information on the Region’s plans and the upcoming National Meeting in October. Some of us have not seen each other in a while so hopefully we can reconnect and visit.

Please RSVP to me, Janet Shriver, by May 15. We will need a headcount for the lunches. Thank you!!! Dress for the weather, whatever it may be.

Janet Shriver, 410-627-9960

Sue Hunter,


10:00 - Arrive USNA we’ll gather in the Arboretum Classroom of the Administration Building - coffee and light snack

Welcome comments - Sue Hunter HSA President and Sandy Wilson, HSA Colonial Virginia Group

10:30 - Tour USNA Plant Records and Herbarium, Plant Breeding with Stefan Lura (Botanist - USNA Plant Records)

12:00 - Box lunch - there is plenty of seating inside and out on the Terrace ( a $20.00 donation is asked of each participant to help offset the cost of food. Any extra money we collect that day will be donated to the Mid-Atlantic Region of the HSA for future events)

1:00 - Talk by Carole Bordelon (Supervisory Horticulturalist and Curator of the USNA Holly and Magnolia collections)

1:30 - Self-guided tour of the Holly and Magnolia Collections
Attendees are free to leave whenever they need to


Twilight Tour
Friday, June 1 at 7 PM - 9 PM

Holly Society of America: Long Island
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

The Holly Society is hosting a free Twilight Tour of Planting Fields Arboretum! Get to see the beautiful gardens and collections during a nice, summer evening. We will enjoy a personalized tour from the Assistant Director of Planting Fields, Mike Runkel. 

Please RSVP/Questions on Facebook or by email