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.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Emily N. Daniels Horticulture Symposium: Smaller Garden – Bigger Impact
8:00 am – 4:30 pm in The Toby
$100 public / $95 IMA members / $90 Horticultural Society members / $75 student
Open to the public
In today’s gardening world, less can definitely be more. The IMA’s daylong horticulture symposium, Smaller Garden — Bigger Impact, will bring together regional and national experts to discuss the challenges and joys of gardening in smaller spaces. Suitable for the novice gardener as well as the professional designer, topics will include: plant selection ranging from moderately sized woodies to abundantly prolific fruits and vegetables, intriguing perennials to liven up any garden or patio, and special design considerations for these new spaces. Speakers will include: C. Colston Burrell, Lee Reich, Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp and Vincent Simeone. A wide selection of relevant gardening books will be available for purchase, as well as ample opportunity for one-on-one conversation with the speakers and IMA Horticulture staff.
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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
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