The Indianapolis Museum of Art Horticultural Society, founded in 1972, is a subsidiary affiliate of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The IMA Horticultural Society’s objectives are:
- Maintaining, enhancing and developing the grounds of the IMA so that the museum will become a horticulture center for the citizens of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana.
- To utilize the greenhouses and approved areas of the museum grounds for classrooms, test and demonstration areas, for the pormotion and study of good horticultural and ecological techniques, and for the growth of display plant and floral materials and special horticultural projects.
- To stimulate interest in and conduct educational programs on all aspects of horticulture for members of the IMA Horticultural Society, the museum, students, organizations and the general public interested in similar activities and projects.
- To promote programs of special horticultural interest, landscape design, travel, educational and other cultural interests.
Horticultural Society Organization
The Indianapolis Museum of Art Horticultural Society is governed by an all volunteer board of directors, with input and guidance from committee chairs and representatives of the IMA Division of Horticulture.
The IMA Horticultural Society publishes Seasons three times a year. The e-newsletter covers IMA Hort Soc activities, what’s going on with the horticultural staff, updates of the IMA groups and other projects and occasional profiles of IMA hort staff and hort soc members.
The board meets at 3:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month (except January and July) at Newfield. Any member may attend.