The American Horticultural Society’s annual Spring Garden Market is a two-day plant sale and garden product marketplace held at the organization’s headquarters at River Farm in Alexandria, VA. With more than 2,000 attendees, the event is one of the largest fundraisers for River Far
m, a neighborhood treasure of national horticultural and historical relevance. Part of George Washington’s original five farms, River Farm showcases AHS’s vision of a nation of sustainable gardens for the public to enjoy, appreciate and learn about nature and gardening. 

This year, we are excited to announce that the 2023 Spring Garden Market will take place April 14 – 15 and will be celebrating 50 years that AHS has resided on the beautiful 25-acre property along the Potomac.

Join Us at the 2023 Spring Garden Market!

• Shop for natives, specialty plants, herbs, and much more.
• Browse garden-themed art, books, tools, and garden accessories.
• View garden-themed paintings by local artists on display in the Manor House.
• Explore the gardens in spring bloom.
• Food available for purchase on-site.


Entry Fee

Walk-ups: $5 per individual
Parking: $20 per car, including all passengers.
Tickets may be purchased with cash or credit card at the entrance.


American Horticultural Society (AHS) members are free and do not need to register online. Just bring your membership ID or the March/April 2023 issue of The American Gardener magazine to the event for entry.
Children 6 and under are free.
Alexandria Historic Garden Week participants are free with event wristbands.
• Parking on East Boulevard Drive is prohibited by Fairfax County.

No refunds.
• Rain or shine.
• BYOW (Bring Your Own Wagon). A limited number will be available for use.


Not an AHS member yet? Join today.

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For questions about the Spring Garden Market, please contact us at or call (703) 768-5700 ext.137.


2023 Vendors

Thanks to our 2023 Sponsors 

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Enjoy these highlights from previous Spring Garden Markets:


Directions by Motor Vehicle or Bike

1) The easiest way to reach River Farm is by motor vehicle since public transportation options are not close by.

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From Old Town Alexandria

Take Washington Street south through the city of Alexandria. Washington Street becomes the George Washington Memorial Parkway at the south end of Alexandria. Go 3.5 miles, pass under the stone bridge and take the next left, following the signs for East Boulevard Drive, Herbert Springs, and Arcturus. Take another immediate left on East Boulevard Drive and the American Horticultural Society will be to your right.

From the Beltway (either direction)

Exit onto Route 1 North, then take the first right onto Franklin Street. Turn right on South Washington Street, which becomes the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Follow directions above.

From the south on Mount Vernon Highway

After passing Mount Vernon’s circle on the Mount Vernon Highway (235), continue traveling north on the George Washington Memorial Parkway until you see the sign for East Boulevard Drive. Turn right at the second sign for East Boulevard Drive. Take an immediate left onto East Boulevard Drive. The American Horticultural Society will be to your right.

2) Biking is another great option for getting to River Farm.

River Farm is near the paved Mount Vernon Trail, between Alexandria Avenue and Wellington Road. We have free bike racks in our parking lot.