Next Meeting In-Person


October 25-28, 2022
Annapolis, MD

HSA Annual Meeting attendees and participants are strongly recommended to follow current CDC and Maryland State COVID guidelines during the HSA Annual Meeting.

Holly Society


The hotel is requiring pre-reservations NOW! Reserve your rooms early!
You must use their link to reserve your room. You will not pay until you check-in, but you MUST make reservations in advance with the link and code on the next page.

Group rate rooms are $125.00 per night plus tax.
Use the link below to get the group special rate.

Booking Link: Holly Society of America 2022 Rooms

Group: Holly Society of America 2022

Code: HSA


Meeting Costs
The full meeting costs will be sent in the near future. You will be able to pay the registation fee by credit card or check. Information will be mailed and be on the website.

List of Attractions and Restaurants:

Board Members
The Fall Executive Board Meeting will be held by ZOOM
Friday, October 14th 4:30 pm.
There will be no in-person Board Meeting during the Annual Meeting in Annapolis

Any committee meetings needed will be the responsibility of each group. In addition, there will be free time and meals on your own for committees to find time to meet.

Special Silent Auction
The Wolf-Fenton antiques collection of Holly pieces that has been acquired from Frank Wheaton, will be for sale. Examples: Blue Carnival glass-footed large dish with a stag and holly pattern, a small paperweight with gold holly emblem, small teacup with a gold edge and handle, holly sprig. Over 300 items. Come prepared to shop!

Plant Auction
The plant auction will also return for those special and hard to find plants!

Meeting Schedule

Annapolis, Maryland – Crowne Plaza Hotel
Tuesday - October 25
4:00 pm Hotel Check-in
Queen Anne Room open for Plant Auction and
Arundel C Room open for Silent Auction and
Sprig Show

7:00 pm Welcome Dinner
Chart House - Price TBD check back soon.
300 2nd St., Annapolis

Wednesday – October 26
7:00 am Breakfast – Hotel
9:00 am Depart (Carpool) for Historic London Town & Gardens

Lunch in Historic downtown Annapolis – many restaurants to choose from, tour William Paca House and/or other historic sites within walking distance on your own

Return to the hotel at your leisure
Dinner on your own in Historic downtown
Annapolis Hotel Arundel C Room open for
Sprig show/judging & Silent Auction bidding

Thursday – October 27th
7:00 am Breakfast – Hotel
9:00 am Opening Remarks
Sue Hunter, President
Carole Cossaboon, Executive Secretary

9:15-10:00 am
Stanton Gill, Specialist in IPM & Entomology, University of Maryland Extension Agency
10:00-10:45 am
David Clement, Ph.D. Plant pathologist, University of Maryland Extension Agency
See bio below

10:45-11:00 am Break

11:00-11:45 am
George Mayo, MANTS & MNLGA
11:45 am to 12:00 pm Questions & Answers

12:15 pm Lunch buffet – Queen Anne room

1:15-4:45 pm Plant Auction – Queen Anne room

6:00 pm Cash Bar
6:30 pm 75th Anniversary Dinner –
Queen Anne room, Announcements, Awards;
Speaker Dan Fenton, Jr.

Friday – October 28th
7:00am Breakfast – Hotel, departure

Speaker Bios to be added soon.


Stanton Andrew Gill

Extension Specialist, University and College Appointment
1994- 2021, Extension Specialist, Principal Agent (Professor Rank) IPM Nursery and Greenhouse Management, University of Maryland Extension. Conduct field trials and Educational outreach to the commercial greenhouse, nursery, landscape and arborist industry in the State of Maryland

1988 – 2021, Adjunct Professor (Full Professor Rank), Landscape Technology Program 2 year AA Degree program, Montgomery College, Germantown Campus, Germantown, Maryland. Teach two, 3- credit classes and labs/year at night. Teach to 15 -20 students per semester.