Horticultural Society

Founded in 1972, the Horticultural Society is the IMA‘s special interest group for its grounds and gardens and offers its members opportunities to share gardening experience and expertise. The Horticultural Society also maintains an extensive horticultural library, located in Newfield on the IMA campus. Horticultural Society members enjoy lectures featuring noted local, national and international speakers, travel opportunities to gardens throughout the US and abroad, and opportunities to volunteer in the IMA gardens, greenhouse, and the Horticultural Society Library.

The Horticultural Society is led by a Board of Directors and is advised by Mark Zelonis, The Ruth Lilly Deputy Director of Environmental and Historic Preservation, as well as a Museum Affiliate liaison.

View a complete list of gardens available to IMA Horticultural Society members for discounted or free admission through the American Horticultural Society reciprocal admissions program.

AHS Reciprocal Admissions

Seasons eNews

Read about upcoming events, seasonal horticultural news, and other fun stories in the quarterly eNewsletter.

Spring 2015

Past Issues

Winter 2015
Fall 2014
Spring 2014
Winter 2013
Fall 2013
Summer 2013
Spring 2013
Winter 2012
Summer 2012
Spring 2012
Winter 2011

2015 Annual Meeting

The Horticultural Society Annual Meeting takes place on Thursday, May 28 from 7 to 9 pm in DeBoest Lecture Hall. Please RSVP to dgorden@holemanlandscape.com if you plan to attend the meeting.

Agenda topics include:

  • Activities of the Horticultural Society
  • Slate of officers for 2015-2017
  • State of the IMA gardens
  • Horticultural Society California trip

2013-2015 Board Officers

David Gorden, President
Helen Dickinson, Past President
Kevin Foy, Vice President
Ann Hathaway, Vice President
Kathleen Hull, Secretary
Rosie Steinmetz, Treasurer
Dawn Stelts, Director
Jamie Gibbs, Director
Susan Toevs, Director
Jason Griffin, Director
Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Director

Horticultural Society Membership Dues

Become a member of the Horticultural Society today! In order to be eligible for membership in the Horticultural Society, you must be an IMA member. Student Members of the IMA are invited to join the Horticultural Society for FREE. Contact us today for additional information.

FREE for students (ID required)
$40 individual or couple
$75 sustaining
$100 patron