Welcome to the Northern Illinois Hosta Society
We are a group of people connected by our love of hostas, the most versatile and popular perennial plant in the country. Our members enjoy sharing their hosta knowledge and experience, and we invite you to explore our site and use the resources provided here.
Whether you are an NIHS member, a visitor or a budding hostamaniac feeding a passion, you've come to the right place. You will find a lot of useful information here.
In addition, we maintain and continue to add to the
Cantigny Park Hosta Garden through our donations or purchases. Many of our members volunteer and donate their time at least twice a month to help in the AHS garden at Cantigny. This garden is an American Hosta Society (AHS) National Hosta Display Garden. Come browse this lovely garden and stay for a while.
Our members come primarily from the Chicago metropolitan area, but hosta lovers from anywhere are welcome. If you are not presently an NIHS member, we encourage you to consider what we have to offer.
On behalf of the Northern Illinois Hosta Society, welcome to our website. This site is designed to be a valuable resource enabling you to learn more about shade plants (hostas and companion plants) for your garden.
I delight in this quote I found on the Delmarva Hosta Society website. I believe this is indicative of all the ways members choose to participate and enjoy their hosta society. I believe you will find this in our society too.
"...united by our enthusiasm for hostas and hosta gardening. Some of us hybridize, some of us photograph, some of us write, and ALL of us delight in the beauty of hostas."
Members remember to wear your name tags at all of our events