Just a note that AHS and River Farm will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday on Monday, January 17th.

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Welcome All Aspiring, Novice, & Expert Gardeners!

Now celebrating its centennial year, The American Horticultural Society (AHS) is the nation’s most respected longstanding gardening organization.

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

  • Conversations with Great American Gardeners: Michael Balick webinar

    Michael Balick, Ph. D. (H. Marc Cathey Award 2020) will share his knowledge and experience with our event host, Holly Shimizu, gardener to gardener. A world renowned ethnobotanist at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), Michael J. Balick, Ph.D., works with indigenous cultures to document plant diversity, preserve knowledge about traditional uses for plants, and help these communities sustainably manage their resources. Dr. Balick is currently vice president for botanical science at NYBG, where he has worked since 1980. He is also director and senior philecology curator of the NYBG Institute of Economic Botany, which he cofounded in 1981.

  • River Farm Plant Sale & Garden Market

    The River Farm Spring Garden Market is back!

  • Travel Study: Discovering the Beauty of Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon

    An exotic adventure hidden behind the peaks of the Himalayas with AHS Host Katy Moss Warner and Tour Leader Susie Orso of SpecialTours.

  • Conversations with Great American Gardeners: Shane Smith webinar

    Shane Smith (Professional Award 2012) will share his knowledge and experience with our event host, Holly Shimizu, gardener to gardener. Since its inception in 1977 until 2018, Shane Smith was the director (and a founder) of the award-winning Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, Wyoming’s only public botanic garden. Currently, Shane Smith is the Director Emeritus. He continues to mentor other botanic gardens and continues to garden in his state-of-the-art greenhouse in western Colorado.

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