Horticultural Society

Founded in 1972, the Horticultural Society is the IMA‘s special interest group for its gardens and offers members opportunities to share gardening experience and expertise. Horticultural Society members enjoy lectures featuring noted local, national and international speakers, travel opportunities to gardens throughout the US 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 Jonathan Wright, The Ruth Lilly Deputy Director for Horticulture and Natural Resources, 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.

Seasons eNews

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

Spring 2017

Past Issues

Winter 2016
Fall 2016
Summer 2016
Spring 2016
Winter 2015
Fall 2015
Summer 2015
Spring 2015

2015-2017 Board Officers

President - Gregory Shaner

Vice President - Kevin Foy and Ann Hathaway

Secretary - Kathleen Hull

Treasurer - Rosie Steinmetz

Directors - Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Jamie Gibbs, Dawn Stelts - dawn@stelts.com, Jason Griffin, and Janet Belden


Hospitality - Brenda Stewart-Rudolph

Library - Edie Enright and Cindy Monnier

Membership -Dawn Stelts

Travel - Patty Wilkins and Ann Hathaway

Volunteers - Janet Belden

“A Garden Affair” - Kevin Foy

Historian - Helen Dickinson

Communications - Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp

Book Discussion Group - Oren Cooley

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