AHS at River Farm Events Calendar


The American Horticultural Society holds several flagship events, as well as ongoing educational programming for the general public, at our River Farm headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Check out our calendar below for information.

Learn about other regional horticultural happenings around the country.

Yoga and Meditation at River Farm

Each Wednesday, join Stacee Finkelstein of Stamaste for an hour and 15 minutes of yoga and meditation on the beautiful grounds of River Farm in Alexandria, Virginia. Let the stress of the day slip away while taking in views of the lovely gardens and the Potomac River! $30 registration fee payable on Eventbrite

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Wildflower Watercolor Workshop

SOLD OUT! Email education@ahsgardening.org to be placed on the waitlist. Join Katie Malandrino from Me and Mary Shop and learn how to paint a simple, yet elegant field of watercolor wildflowers. Painting leaves and simple flowers is a great way to get introduced to using watercolors and you will leave with an understanding and supplies to continue on with your new skills. AHS members $70; non-members $80

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Garden Spa Workshop

The benefits of gardening for your mental and physical health are indisputable. Join us for a workshop that goes just a bit further and shows you how to turn your garden bounty into small, well-deserved indulgences. Explore common garden herbs that refresh, relax, invigorate, and intoxicate! Learn how to process lavender for use in creating a bath fizz, a lavender pillow sachet, and lip balm, all suitable for gifting or a small dose of self-pampering! AHS members $60; non-members $70

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Indigo Block Print Workshop

Join local artist Gretchen Schermerhorn for a workshop on how to create repeated design prints on fabric using an all-natural indigo dye paste! Design and make your own relief block, or stamp then learn how to use a thickened indigo paste as an 'ink' to create beautiful prints on fabric. AHS members $70; non-members $80

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Garden Photography Workshop

Learn how to create beautiful images in the garden, from inviting vistas to intimate plant portraits. Instructor Cindy Dyer, a USPS stamp artist, combines the skills of a professional photographer and graphic designer with the enthusiasm of an avid gardener. She will share her tips and tricks for photographing gardens and flowers in their best light, whether shooting with a DSLR, point-n-shoot, or smartphone. AHS members $50; non-members $60

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Kokedama Workshop

SOLD OUT! Email education@ahsgardening.org to be placed on the waitlist. Kokedama, the art of growing plants in a moss-covered ball of soil, is quickly becoming one of the hottest natural decorating trends in the country. However, it has been practiced for centuries in Japan. Learn how to make these botanical works of art with Amy Eggers, local floral designer and plant stylist from FLORA Roots & Stems. AHS members $60; non-members $70.

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Herbal Tea Tasting & Blending Workshop

Most people think of herbal teas as a simple soothing beverage, but if made properly, herbal teas can be potent tools for healing and maintaining health. Instructor Erin Antosh will discuss the art of tea blending and guide you in creating your own tea blend. AHS members $50; non-members $60

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Nature Trivet Workshop

The colors in your garden may have faded, but its beauty can live on. Preserve a piece of your garden (or River Farm's) by creating a pair of ceramic trivets with impressions of flowers, leaves, stems, or seed pods. Heather Lezla of Persimmon Street Ceramics will demonstrate the process of hand-cut tile making from start to finish. AHS members $80; non-members $90

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Virtual Garden Party

We’re excited to welcome friends and supporters from around the country to join us for an afternoon of seasonal style and entertaining inspiration, fall gardening and home decorating tips and tricks. This unique program will feature nationally (and internationally) known lifestyle experts, a mixologist who will whip up specialty cocktails -- and a surprise celebrity guest with a royal connection.

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