The Johnson County Extension Master Gardeners along with the Midwest Regional Hosta Society are pleased to host the 2017 conference in Lenexa, Kansas June 22 – 24, 2017. This is the first time in the history of the organization that a hosta convention has been held in the state of Kansas. The three day event features something for all gardening enthusiast. Day one is education. A series of classes will be held on a variety of topics from hostas to general gardening. Day two is garden tours in the Topeka, Kansas area. These include beautiful estate landscapes as well as stop at historic Ward Meade Park and a visit to the only American Hosta Display Garden in the region. Day three is garden tour day in Johnson County. Unique gardens ranging from a Japanese garden to a conifer garden. There will also be a tour of the only hosta tissue culture lab in the region. Other highlights include a hosta leaf and design show, banquet speakers and a rare plant auction. Complete information can be found at www.2017kchostaconvention.com or by calling the Johnson County Extension Office, 913-715-7000.