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 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.

As a new feature, we have added our Society's presence to Facebook. Anyone who is a Facebook user may simply search for "Central Illinois Hosta Society" and easily reach our page. Hope you enjoy visiting again and again.

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

Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'
2014 Hosta of the Year, 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'.