Central Illinois Hosta Society

Kingdom:Plantea - Division:Magnoliophyta - Class:Liliopsida - Order:Asparagales - Family:Agavaceae - Genus:Hosta


The Central Illinois Hosta Society (CIHS) is an educational organization that was formed in 1989 and has a current membership of approximately 130 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 $10 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. Yearly membership dues of $10 should be sent to - CIHS, PO Box 3098, Peoria, IL 61612-3098.
Printable CIHS Membership Form

ICC - AHS Display Gardens Renovation Project

To read more about this project, click here.
Hostas needed for the ICC- AHS Project
Please call 309-369-2065 or email Barry Ankney to contribute.
Regular volunteer work days are every Wednesday (8 - 4), and Saturday mornings from 9-12, resuming in the Spring. Thanks!
The revised CIHS Classic Hosta Collection brochure which describes the updated Hosta Garden at ICC can be viewed here.

Special Notice
The CIHS plans to publish a membership roster, which will include Name, Phone Number, Address, and Email Address. If you do not want to be included in the booklet, or wish to limit the information provided, please contact the Membership chairperson, Kathy Allen. email

Special Notice
ByLaws adopted at the September 16, 2014 meeting can be viewed by clicking on BYLAWS at the left. Discussion and voting on the proposed changes to the Constitution will be held at next month's Pot Luck Meeting. Click on CONSTITUTION at left to view proposed changes.

Woodford County Master Gardeners - Gardeners' Gathering