CIHS Events Calendar - All Activities Open to the Public

2024 CIHS Calendar     Mark Your Calendar Now!

Come early (5:45PM - 6:00PM) for all meetings to sign up for a drawing giving away plants or other garden related items, for other current event signups, hosta sales and or chapter business. 

 For outdoor garden meetings come early to view the host garden and bring a lawn chair to use during the program.

Our Next Meeting:

June 18, 2024 - Monthly Meeting - Jane Mottram's Garden, 1811 W. Teton Drive, Peoria, IL 6:30PM

Jane's Garden Description: When we were transferred over 30+ years ago, we looked at many homes but decided on this one because it felt like we were in the country but still not far from amenities.  Since we have a lot of shade my gardening started with a couple hostas (I’m sure you heard that story before) and it then grew (pun intended) from there! I have many hostas, ferns, astilbe, pulmonaria, goat’s beard, Solomon seal and various other plant for shade. I add color with containers and some whimsical, colorful items. The whimsy started when my daughter would bring me gnomes from her various travels oversees. It then morphed to gnomes and fairies and one lonely troll! I hope you enjoy my gardens as much as I do!

ProgramBob Streitmatter, “Composting Made Easy”. Come and learn what brown and green means regarding composting. Learn what you need to get started and how easy it can be to provide nutrients for your plants!

Directions: GoingNorth on University Steet past Richwoods High School, turn left onto the first main street after passing Richwoods. You will see a sign for Willow Knolls South. 1811 is on the right hand side of the street. You won’t be able to miss it since it is the only house with a container garden in the driveway!

Parking: Parking is available on the street and in the Courts if needed.

Photos from Jane's Garden Below:

Our next trip Open to the Public to attend:

June 8, 2024  Bus Trip to Missouri Botanical Garden  - See Printable Registration Flyer Below. Click on upper right corner of flyer.

CIHS Bus Trip - 2024 - MOBOT.pdf

Future events:

June 18-22, 2024 AHS National Convention Marlborough, Massachusetts  - see details below

July 11-13, 2024 Midwest Regional Convention Fond du Lac, Wisconsin - see details below

July 16, 2024 - Monthly Meeting - Greg and Letrina Cantrell's Garden, 311 Arnold Rd., East Peoria, IL 6:30PM

   Program: Beneficial Insects and Pests (to include snails and slugs) - Phil Nelson, PhD Entomology

August 20, 2024 - Plant Auction,  Illinois Central College  Horticulture Building 6:30PM

September 17, 2024 - Annual Banquet - Location and Program To Be Announced 5:30PM

Save the Date for the American Hosta Society Convention 

June 18 - 22, 2024 - Marlborough, MA

Theme : "A Whale of a Time - New England"

Registration Website Link Below: 

Save the date for the 2024 MRHS Convention

July 11-13, 2024 - Fond du Lac, WI 

See website for more information: