Northern Illinois Hosta Society

NIHS was founded in October 1992 by a group of people who shared a passion for hosta.  The society is dedicated to educating the public and promoting the use of hosta in the landscape.  NIHS works closely with the American Hosta Society and the Midwest Regional Hosta Society planning and hosting hosta events and donating to hosta research.  NIHS is a not-for-profit organization that serves the people of Northern Illinois and surrounding areas.

Calendar of Events






January 18

Winter Scientific Meeting

Lisle Hilton, Lisle

8:00 – 4:00

March 23

Pot Luck Dinner & Garden Tool/Accessory Swap

West Chicago

1:00 – 4:00

May 4

Sponsor Plant Pick Up & Guest Speaker
(Guests of Members Welcome)

Friendship Park Conservatory, Des Plaines

1:00 – 3:00

May 31/June 1

Hosta Leaf Display & Plant Sale (Public Invited)

Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe


June  8

Hosta Walk-About Garden Visit


 2:00 – 5:00

June   11 - 14

American Hosta Society Convention

Cedar Rapids, IA 

June 21

 Bus Trip

Western Michigan

 7:00 - 7:00

June 26 - 28

Midwest Regional HS Convention

Green Bay, WI


July 13

Hosta Walk-About Garden Visit

Prospect Heights

2:00 – 5:00


Hosta Walk-About Garden Visit


2:00 – 5:00

August 10

Plant Auction – (Public Invited)

Hinsdale Community House

1:00 – 5:00

September 8 or 15

Hosta Pot Luck and Plant Swap & Annual Meeting of Membership


1:00 – 4:00

December 7

Holiday Get-Together


1:00 – 4:00

NIHS Board Members & Committee Chairs

President, Barbara King
Hospitality, June Vandervest
Secretary, Penny Fulkerson
Newsletter, Ron Asselborn
Publicity, Marcia Jendreas
Director-at-Large, Dennis Hood
Vice President, Mark Rekoske
Treasurer, Andy Campbell
Membership , Mike Kraus
Director-at-Large, Colleen Graudins

Following are links to various Hosta-related locations:

The Hosta Library The American Hosta Society
NIHS Membership Information The Midwest Regional Hosta Society
The NIHS Photo Albums Sports & Seedlings Reference
NIHS Newsetters