Historic Garden Week in Virginia
Each spring visitors are welcomed to over 250 of Virginia's most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during "America's Largest Open House." This 8-day statewide event provides visitors a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of Virginia's springtime color, as well as beautiful houses sparkling with over 2,000 flower arrangements created by Garden Club of Virginia members.
Tour proceeds fund the restoration and preservation of Virginia's historic gardens, and provide graduate level research fellowships for building comprehensive and ongoing records of historic gardens and landscapes in the Commonwealth, and support the mission of the Garden Club of Virginia.
Colonial Williamsburg Garden Symposium
Colonial Williamsburg’s 71st annual Garden Symposium, Small Spaces, Great Rewards, will focus on the pleasures to be had from small garden spaces. Speakers will share their design ideas, landscaping techniques and plant choices for small gardens that reap rewards. From growing useful yet attractive plants to making tasty or fragrant delights, gain inspiration to show your own creativity in the home and garden. The symposium will include general sessions and afternoon small group activities with guest speakers and Colonial Williamsburg staff. Plan to join us April 28-30, 2017 for Small Spaces, Great Rewards.This is a multiday event. Single day tickets are not available for this program.View event website »
National Public Gardens Day
Check the American Public Gardens Association's website to see if there are events at local botanic gardens, arboreta, zoos, or historic gardens near you.View event website »
Gardens of Southern Scotland, AHS Travel Study Program
Enjoy Scotland's long history of horticultural beauty. We will visit both public landmarks that are world renowned, as well as private gardens for which the owners have kindly and exclusively opened their gates for the American Horticultural Society. J. Dean Norton will be accompanying you on this tour. In addition to being Director of Horticulture for George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. With a degree in plant sciences from Clemson University, Dean is one of the most passionate and personable horticulturists you will ever meet.View event website »
Great American Gardeners and AHS Book Awards Ceremony at River Farm
Through its national awards programs, AHS celebrates outstanding achievements, encourages excellence, and inspires innovation in the art and science of horticulture. Join us for the River Farm banquet where we present the Great American Gardener and Book Awards.View event website »
National Children & Youth Garden Symposium, Greater Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Area.
Our local host will be the Oregon Department of Education. NCYGS is the only national event of its kind where you can network with like-minded teachers, garden designers, community leaders, program coordinators, and others involved with connecting kids to the natural world.View event website »
Gardens of Genoa, the Italian Riviera & Florence. AHS Travel Study Program
Romantic Northern Italy! Join us on this adventure in exquisite Italian gardens, palaces, and art museums. Our itinerary begins in Italy's northwestern port city of Genoa. We'll experience the many delights of the Liguria region, enjoy the stylish resort areas of the Italian Riviera, and venture into Tuscany. In Florence we'll see the Boboli Gardens, created by Cosimo I de Medici; the Uffizi Gallery, home to an astounding collection of Renaissance art; and villas and palaces with extraordinary gardens including the well-known Villa Gemberaia and Palazzo del Principe.View event website »
AHS Annual Gala at River Farm
Take a peek at what happened at our 2016 Gala.View event website »
Gardens of Argentina: Buenos Aires, Mendoza & Salta (with optional post-tour to Iguazu Falls)
Buenos Aires, Mendoza & Salta -- Highlights of three regions of Argentina Get to know the botanical and cultural riches of Argentina on our unique tour. Cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, the “Paris of South America”, with its fascinating architectural styles and neighborhoods. Scenic wine valleys of Mendoza. Beautiful, colonial city of Salta in the Northwest. Visits to more than a dozen exceptional private gardens. Accomplished garden designers will join us along the way to serve as local guides. Optional post-tour Iguazu Falls extension -- If you extend your tour November 8-10, you’ll have the chance to visit Iguazú National Park on the border between Argentina and Brazil, and experience the monumental beauty of Iguazú Falls.View event website »