Join Us for fun, friendship, and hostas!

Our Mission

The mission of the Indianapolis Hosta Society is to educate, inform, and inspire gardeners of all levels about growing and gardening with the genus Hosta.



The Indianapolis Hosta Society, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization of hosta gardeners dedicated to stimulating the knowledge and love of the genus Hosta.

The Indianapolis Hosta Society was incorporated in the State of Indiana on July 9, 1998. The Indianapolis Hosta Society qualified provisionally as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in 1999.

Life Member of the American Hosta Society & Affiliate of the Great Lakes Region


Join today! Dues are paid for the calendar year (Jan. 1, through Dec. 31), but you may join at any time of the year. Dues are $25.00 or $30.00 per household. Download an IHS Membership Form and follow the mailing instructions at the bottom of the form. Click here. OR you may pay online with through square. Click this link for Individual Membership or Household Membership.

Member Benefits

Membership is open to all who support the mission of the society. Benefits of membership in the IHS include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Eight educational meetings with both local and nationally recognized speakers.
  • Great Lakes Region Hosta College discount.
  • A Spring plant sale.
  • Annual Hosta Leaf Show.
  • Summer garden tours.
  • Weekend coach trip. (fee associated)
  • Fall Festival. (fee associated)
  • Holiday social gathering.
  • Unique community projects and volunteer opportunities.

Contact Us

The president’s 2023 message

Welcome to our newly constructed web site, constructed for the
benefit of those interested in learning about the genus hosta and
hosta culture. This web site strives to provide useful information plus
a helpful organization where a gardener can gain hosta knowledge in
a local setting.
Our history, starting in 1985, confirms The Indianapolis Hosta Society
dedication to the education of membership and the public with this
year’s programs and events. Monthly meetings will again bring both
hosta and related gardening topics. Great new gardens will continue
to display the talents of central Indiana gardeners open for members
during our summer garden tour day. An always favorite, the summer
bus tour, will take us north to Michigan. Our social events, an auction,
fall festival, and Christmas party will round out our full yearly
2023 will also be a very special year for our society. From our
founding, an educational hosta display garden has been a goal. To
that end, we now have all events at the Mansion at Coxhall Gardens
in western Hamilton County. Adjacent to the mansion this long-
awaited public garden will be constructed featuring not only hostas,
but conifers, and a geology displays. With this extensive garden,
meeting venue, and new web page, we are expecting heightened
society interest. Please come join us and take advantage of this local
group and become a member of The Indianapolis Hosta Society, the
friendship plant people. It only starts with you attending a meeting at
the Coxhall Gardens Mansion. See you there!

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