AHS in a Nutshell
The American Horticultural Society educates Americans about and advocates Earth-friendly and sustainable gardening practices, as well as models them at our River Farm headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.
What We Do
View our national non-profit’s vision and mission statements.
AHS Membership Benefits
Learn about the reasons you should consider joining the American Horticultural Society and the various benefits you receive each year!
River Farm serves as the headquarters of the American Horticultural Society. Situated on 25 acres of landscaped gardens, it is the perfect place for a play date, tour, or special event!
Founded in 1922, the non-profit American Horticultural Society (AHS) is one of the most respected and longstanding member-based national gardening organizations in North America. The Society’s membership includes more than 20,000 aspiring, new, and experienced gardeners, plant enthusiasts, and horticultural professionals, as well as numerous regional and national partner organizations.
Through our educational programs, awards, and publications, AHS connects people to gardening, raises awareness of earth-friendly gardening practices, introduces children to plants, brings together leaders to address important national issues, and showcases the art and practice of horticulture. We do this in close collaboration with our programmatic partners, including the National Pollinator Garden Network, Outdoors Alliance for Kids, and Seed Your Future.
We also have a number of horticultural partners, including America in Bloom, Bellingrath Gardens & Home, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Cox Arboretum Metropark, Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens, The Gardeners of America/Men’s Garden Clubs of America, Inniswood Garden Society, Perennially Yours, and Wegerzyn Gardens Foundation.
AHS’s headquarters at River Farm in Alexandria, Virginia is a national showcase for gardening and horticultural practices.
Once part of George Washington’s farmland, this 25-acre historic site overlooking the Potomac River features a blend of formal and naturalistic gardens, including a four-acre meadow, an orchard, a wildlife garden, and an award-winning children’s garden.