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.
A Garden Affair: Horticultural Society Biennial Dinner and Auction
Saturday, June 7 | 5:30 - 9:30 pm
Deer Zink Special Events Pavilion
Visit the IMA Calendar for event details.
Read about upcoming events, seasonal horticultural news, and other fun stories in the quarterly eNewsletter.
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