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Illinois Prairie hosta Society



The Arboretum thanks the Illinois Prairie Hosta Society and its members for the generous gift of the hosta garden. The garden is beautiful – the plants are accented nicely by the gentle slopes and stone – perfectly nestled under the cypress trees, providing an extremely pleasing view for those who stroll from the parking lot south to the Japan House.

The IPRS has provided a wonderful resource for the campus and wider community that fits perfectly within our mission to “discover, interpret, and disseminate knowledge in the plant sciences and applied arts by providing an aesthetically enriched setting for education, research, conservation, and enjoyment.” Be sure to visit the walkway around the ponds after it is completed to visit our hosta garden.