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

2017-2019 Board Officers

President - Ann Hathaway

Vice President - Rosie Steinmetz

Secretary - Kathleen Hull

Treasurer - Jamie Gibbs

Directors - David Gorden, Lynne Habig, Jim Hauck, Jim Kincannon, Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Nancy Snively


Communications - JoEllen Meyers Sharpe
Events/Future Planning - Rosie Steinmetz
Events/Hospitality - Nancy Snively
Membership - Lynne Habig
Historian - Helen Dickinson
Book Discussion Group - Oren Cooley
“A Garden Affair” - Jamie Gibbs
Travel - Jim Kincannon
Administrative - Jim Hauck
Library -Volunteers - Gayle Sanders/Sue Maple

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. Contact us today for additional information.

$50 Member