Gardens of Bavaria

Ready to travel the world? Bavaria beckons with stunning palaces, public and private gardens, and masterpieces of art and architecture. Join AHS for this once-in-a-lifetime tour!

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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.

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Upcoming AHS Events

  • Yoga and Meditation at River Farm

    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.

  • National Children & Youth Garden Symposium

    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.

  • Flower House Detroit webinar with Lisa Waud

    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.

  • Travel Study: Gardens of Bavaria

    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

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