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.

Election Notice
The slate of officers for 2015 can be viewed by clicking the Officer Election link.

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
Proposed changes to the Constitution and ByLaws can be viewed by clicking on Constitution at the left. Discussion and voting on the proposed changes to the ByLaws will be held at the Fall banquet. Discussion and voting on the proposed changes to the Constitution will be held at next Spring's Pot Luck Meeting.

Printable CIHS Membership Form
Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'
2014 Hosta of the Year, 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'.