IMA Garden Guides Training Starts Soon: March 12

Interested in being an IMA Garden Guide for this season? 

For years, many garden lovers have enjoyed being volunteer Garden Guides at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.   This is a great way to volunteer while also learning a lot more about plants and garden design. More details here!

The excellent training for all Garden Guides in 2016 will start with the special long Saturday morning session on March 12, beginning at 9:00 am. 

If you are interested in volunteering as an IMA Garden Guide, please connect Estelle Huston at or 465-9836 (home)


Orchid Lecture & Annual Meeting Sunday May 6 2:00 PM

Annual meeting 2016 photo

IMA Horticultural Society logo



“Success with Orchids in your Home”  by Indiana orchid expert Douglas Allen

and Annual Meeting of the IMA Horticultural Society Membership at the IMA Tobias Theatre

Annual meeting will be followed by Lecture.  Please join us!

Sunday March 6, 2:00 PM  free and open to all

Horticultural Society Library Open House:  1:15 to 1:50 PM,  and after completion of the program.

Reception following at the IMA Garden Terrace

Please RSVP to Hospitality Chair at 317-500-0412 or email

Click here for complete details.

The Right-Size Flower Garden, Kerry Ann Mendez Sunday, November 15, 2015, 2:00 pm

Mendez garden pic

IMA Marguerite Smith Memorial Lecture:

THE RIGHT-SIZE FLOWER GARDEN: Simplify Your Outdoor Space with Smart Design Solutions and Plant Choices



SUNDAY, November 15  

2 pm / Free / The Toby

Reception at Newfield / 3 pm  /  Free to all  /  No RSVP required

Today, the reality of a “bigger is better” garden no longer holds the same allure as a “small is beautiful” one. We’re busy, we’re aging, and the demands of the garden can feel overwhelming. What to do? Make smarter use of the space we have and the plants we select, says garden expert Kerry Ann Mendez. In her talk, The Right-Size Flower Garden, she shares her successful recipe for having a garden we can manage and love again…the right-size, low maintenance, drought tolerant garden. The goal is ditching 50% of the work by choosing high-value plants and making simple design changes. You’ll learn which plants to switch out, which ones aren’t worth the effort, and which tools and practices will take the “chore” out of gardening. Her talk is filled with beautiful full-color photos, practical tips, “plant this not that” lists, and valuable shortcuts to success.

Kerry Ann Mendez is an award-winning speaker, writer and garden designer from Kennebunk, Maine. She focuses on time-saving gardening techniques, workhorse plant material, and sustainable practices through her company, Perennially Yours. She founded the Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium, in its 12th year. Her book of the same title will be available for purchase and signing.

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