Next Meeting In-Person


Thank you for attending.

October 25-28, 2022
Annapolis, MD

75th Anniversary Annual Meeting Group
Annapolis, MD
Holly Annual Meeting Annapolis MD


Holly Society

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

Annapolis, Maryland – Crowne Plaza Hotel
173 Jennifer Rd, Annapolis, MD

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Special Silent Auction

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!

Sprig Contest
Everyone is encouraged to participate in this event. See page four (4) for more information on entering the sprig contest. Contact meeting coordinator, Sue Hunter, email: for questions about the meeting. See details

Holly and Plant Auction
Your support of the Auction both as a donor and participant helps finance the Holly Society Research and Development Program and Educational Outreach. Please consider contributing Holly and/or other plants of horticultural merit, to the Holly and Plant Auction. Label each plant in advance with the contributor’s name, Genus, species, selection/cultivar name and USDA hardiness zone.


Annapolis, Maryland – Crowne Plaza Hotel
173 Jennifer Rd, Annapolis, MD

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 - See registration options above
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
George Mayo, MANTS & MNLGA

10:00-10:45 am

David Clement, Ph.D. Plant pathologist, University of Maryland Extension Agency

10:45-11:00 am Break

11:45 am to 12:00 pm Questions & Answers
Stanton Gill, Specialist in IPM & Entomology, University of Maryland Extension Agency
See bio below

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

List of Attractions and Restaurants:


Upon arrival at the Hotel, pick up your registration packet at the registration table. Please see or email Carole Cossaboon at for questions concerning registration.


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.