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, unless informed otherwise. Thanks!
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