The Central Illinois Hosta Society (CIHS) is an educational organization that was formed in 1989 and has a current membership of approximately 200 members in the Peoria, Illinois area. Our society conducts monthly meetings from March through August followed by a season-ending banquet in September. We have an early spring potluck dinner, and the gatherings during the warmer months are held at members' gardens with programs covering various educational topics conducted by members and guest speakers. As fund raisers, CIHS hosts garden walks open to the public, plant sales, plant auctions, and an annual bus trip featuring arboretums, nurseries, and/or private gardens outside the Peoria area.

Membership dues are $15 per couple (or individual) per calendar year. Membership includes eight informative newsletters (that arrive from March through October) and reduced prices at several local hosta retailers. If members choose to receive the Newsletter electronically, rather than through the mail, the yearly membership dues are reduced to $10. Yearly membership dues should be sent to - CIHS, PO Box 3098, Peoria, IL 61612-3098.

Printable CIHS Membership Form


Proposed changes to the CIHS By-Laws
To view the proposed changes to the By-Laws click here.
A vote will be taken at the September Membership Meeting.



September 20, 2016
Check in and Cocktails at 5:30 - Dinner at 6:30
Guest Speaker - Rob Mortko, Executive Vice-President AHS
Made in the Shade Gardens
Location: Pekin Country Club
310 Country Club Drive
Pekin, Illinois

Hosta 'Curly Fries'
2016 Hosta of the Year, 'Curly Fries'.