Welcome All Aspiring, Novice, & Expert Gardeners!
The American Horticultural Society (AHS) is one of the most respected, longstanding national gardening organizations in the country.
Since 1922, we have been a trusted source of high quality gardening and horticultural information.
Today, our mission blends education, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship with the art and practice of horticulture. Our vision is a land of sustainable gardens, cultivated by a diverse population with a common passion for plants.
AHS News & Blog
The AHS is pleased to announce we’ve joined with New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) to cosponsor “Broadening Our Landscape […]
The American Horticultural Society’s (AHS) first-ever Virtual Garden Market opens today! Celebrate the arrival of spring and the joy of […]
Awarding Communication Excellence in the Green Industry On this episode of the Green Industry Leaders Network podcast David Ellis, Director […]
American Horticultural Society Announces 2021 Great American Gardeners Award Winners ALEXANDRIA, Va. (March 18, 2021) — The American Horticultural Society (AHS) […]
Upcoming AHS Events
Apr 05 to Oct 25
Join local yoga instructor Stacee Finkelstein for a weekly dose of calm and centering outside in the gardens at River Farm. The quiet serenity of nature provides a wonderful setting for yoga and meditation, especially during these times. Tickets available on Eventbrite for single, drop-ins or class packages.
Jul 07 to Jul 09
The National Children & Youth Garden Symposium (NCYGS) is the only national event of its kind dedicated to providing training and networking opportunities for educators that are working with young people in school, community, and public gardens and other green spaces. NCYGS 2021 will take place virtually July 7-9.
Jul 22 to Jul 22
In October 2015, 37 floral designers and over 100 volunteers from across North America came together to fill an abandoned Detroit house with American-grown fresh flowers and living plants. An estimated 3,400 curious visitors explored the house over the 3-day exhibition, and the installation hosted 3 weddings and dinner for 180 people. The project received international media attention-with an estimated 287,000,000+ media impressions. Why did this project touch so many people? In this presentation, botanical installation artist and recipient of the American Horticultural Society's 2021 Frances Jones Poetker Award Lisa Waud describes her extraordinary project from idea to exhibition. Touching on sustainability, creative fundraising, and the power of community, Lisa will discuss what about the installation was so magnetic to so many people across the world-exploring her thoughts on beauty, blight, and nostalgia, and the themes of risk-taking, logistics, and collaboration through the lens of the large-scale installation.
Sep 03 to Sep 11
Enjoy the magnificent castles, palaces, and gardens of Southern Germany with AHS Host Holly Shimizu and Tour Leaders Harriet Landseer and Eleanor Walker of Specialtours