Do you have a garden or know of a private garden that you think members would be interested in visiting? Also, please volunteer as a docent at one of these gardens for a couple of hours too. Contact our Director at Large on our Contact Us page on our Navigation bar to have your garden or recommendation considered for an upcoming garden tour or to be a docent. Don't forget to wear your NIHS name tag.
Do you have gardens, nurseries, botanical gardens, public gardens you would like us to consider for our annual day trips, send your suggestions to our Vice President through our Contact Us page on our Navigation bar for consideration. More information will be available as we check CDC Covid guidelines. Don't forget to wear your NIHS name tag to these events.
Chicago Botanical Garden-Leaf Show
May 31, 2024 (set up) and June 1-2, 2024 (Leaf Show and tear down)
Please consider lending a hand during the days and times that NIHS will be at the show. Volunteers are needed to man the booth (approximately 2-3 hour shifts) during the show and to answer visitors' questions about hostas.
We have a prepared slide show presentation that will be on display sharing the joys of NIHS membership. Our first shifts begin on Friday afternoon for accepting display leaves and continues with set up. On Saturday our shifts begin in the morning. Then on Sunday, our shifts begin in the morning and continue- until clean up. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Director at Large Garden Walks/CBG Leaf Show using our Contact Us on our website navigation bar and don't forget to wear your NIHS name tag.
Cantigny Volunteer Work Days
Volunteers return to Cantigny in the spring and continue through October.
No matter what your age or interests, your skills or schedule, you can help the NIHS in its valuable work. Volunteering for the NIHS is a great way to expand your knowledge of plants, give back to your community, meet new people, and share your love of Hostas and companion shade plants with others.
The work sessions include general garden clean-up, weeding and require about a two-three hour commitment of time on the mornings listed below. If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact Cantigny Garden Supervisor on our Contact Form on our NIHS navigation bar for further information and consideration. Don't forget to wear your NIHS name tag.
NIHS Annual Bus Trip
June 29, 2024 NW Indiana
We usually devote a full day to touring gardens, private and public and provide opportunities to shop for hostas and companion plants.
All registrants for the Bus tour will be provided an agenda and We will go regardless of the weather, so we encourage our members to bring rain gear if the weather looks unfavorable. Don't forget to wear your NIHS name tag.
You will be able to register and pay for your day trip using our secure online server. This will be available in late March 2024. The agenda will be posted in our Award winning NIHS NIHS newsletter that our members will receive via email in March.
NIHS Members, for further information, please check out the March 2024 NIHS newsletter edition that will be sent to your NIHS member email in March
Save the Date: August 11, 2024 at Cantigny Park
This is our only fundraiser for the year. We may be looking for volunteers to help clean up (wash the leaves off the plants and any dirt on the containers) donations in preparation for our sale.
More information to follow.
Gardening has a way of Bringing people together. Our NIHS members experience the power of "Friendship" thRoughout our Hosta SOCIETY'S CALENDAR OF events!