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Save the Date: 2023 AHS Gala

Mark your calendar for the 2023 AHS Gala celebrating 50 years that AHS has called River Farm “home.” The Gala, to be held on September 23rd, 2023 at River Farm, will be the perfect opportunity to show your support for AHS and River Farm, visit our treasured headquarters, connect with fellow supporters, and enjoy a magical evening of good food, drink, entertainment and conversation.   


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Last Call to Donate During Matching Campaign

This is the last week your tax-deductible donation will double its impact! In honor of our 100th Anniversary, AHS’ generous leadership has agreed to match your donation dollar for dollar – up to $55,000 – through December 31, 2022.

Because of our members and supporters, thousands of gardeners across the nation have access to educational programs, awards, publications, and horticultural resources. AHS can connect more gardening enthusiasts to the art, practice, and enjoyment of horticulture.

Please help AHS champion and promote the critical role of plants, gardens and green spaces in creating healthy, livable communities.

Donate today

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Give the Gift of AHS Memberships

Do you know a gardening enthusiast? Consider giving the thoughtful gift of a membership to AHS. The $35 membership offers free or discounted admission to 345+ public gardens and garden shows across the country, discounts on gardening books and gifts, and a complimentary subscription to our renowned The American Gardener magazine.

Give the gift of membership today.

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TODAY is Giving Tuesday!

Celebrate Giving Tuesday by making a gift to the AHS, and your contribution will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $55,000. Creating a better future for everyone is essential to the AHS mission, and your donation will help AHS continue to develop and support educators, sustainability, and a passion for gardening. With your support, we’ve made a transformative impact on horticulture as a science and as an art form. Giving Tuesday is an important opportunity for us to expand that impact and show the difference our community can make when we all work together. This Giving Tuesday, your gift will make all the difference!

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Giving Tuesday Is Approaching!

This year, AHS is celebrating 100 years of fostering innovation and passion for gardening. For a century, AHS has served as the nation’s most respected and longstanding gardening organization. We play a special role in empowering Americans of all ages to be responsible caretakers of the Earth. Help us celebrate this Giving Tuesday on November 29th by making a gift to the AHS today and it will be matched dollar for dollar up to $55,000. You’ll help us blend education, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship to inspire more Americans to become responsible caretakers of the Earth. Donate now.


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You’re Invited: AHS Virtual Art Show & Sale

The American Horticultural Society’s Virtual Art Show and Sale is now open! Each year AHS’s River Farm headquarters in Alexandria, VA is fortunate to work with talented local artists who share their horticultural and nature-themed artwork at annual Art Shows and Open Houses throughout the year.

We are excited to host a Virtual Art Show this year so that anyone across the country can easily participate by making a purchase or a donation on our virtual platform. Browse a wide selection of garden and nature-themed art from our featured artists Nina Tisara, Nathan Leibowitz and Otari Shiuk.

The Virtual Art Show is open through June. A portion of all sales benefits the American Horticultural Society’s national programs and mission to share with all Americans the critical role of plants, gardens, and green spaces in creating healthy, livable communities and a sustainable planet.

View the Virtual Art Show and Sale

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Spring2ACTion Today Through April 15 for AHS’s River Farm

Friday, April 3 kicks off Early Giving for ACT of Alexandria’s annual Spring2ACTion online giving day for non-profits. 

The American Horticultural Society (AHS) at River Farm is participating again this year, and this time around, our need for donations is even stronger. Due to the COVID-19-related temporary closure of our manor house, grounds, and gardens, we have lost substantial revenue from cancelled property rentals, programming, workshops, and events. The AHS is self-funded, does not receive government support, and is not endowed; thus, we’re dependent on the generosity of people like you who support our sustainable gardening mission and appreciate the educational outreach, programs, and resources we provide, including at our beautiful and historic River Farm headquarters. 

Your contribution between now and April 15 (Giving Day) to our Spring2ACTion fundraiser will help ensure a continued sustainable future for us. Many thanks for your support!

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AHS Kicks Off Year-End Giving Campaign With #GivingTuesday

As gardeners, we all can make a difference for the planet. That’s why the AHS is encouraging you to resolve to grow greener in 2020. Our gardens may seem small compared to big environmental challenges like climate change and the loss of pollinator species, but the truth is that every gardener has the power to make a difference by committing to practice—and promote—Earth-friendly gardening.

The AHS is committed to making Earth-friendly gardening an integral part of American life. And everything we do is made possible through the support of the general public.

By becoming an AHS member or making a donation, you can help us inspire all Americans to fall in love with gardening and become responsible caretakers of the Earth, from articles in AHS’s The American Gardener magazine to programs like our National Children & Youth Garden Symposium that are growing the next generation of stewardship gardeners.

Donate now! Your support is appreciated!

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AHS Annual Online Auction Launches October 10, 2019














Our annual AHS Online Auction is back from October 10-24, 2019. All proceeds go to the outreach of the American Horticultural Society and the stewardship of River Farm. For a sampling of featured garden tour packages, visit our Online Auction page or go straight to our auction site. The garden pictured above is courtesy of Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania (credit: Lisa Roper).

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First-Ever AHS Giving Day Focuses on Protecting Pollinators

Bee on a spring flower collecting pollen and nectar

The Amercian Horticultural Society (AHS) will hold its first-ever Giving Day on Saturday, August 17 — National Honey Bee Day.

National Honey Bee Day celebrates the bees that are necessary to pollinate more than one-third of the food we eat but whose population is declining. A combination of habitat loss, disease, and pesticide exposure is taking its toll.

The AHS is working to protect honey bees and other pollinators for future generations, but we need your help, Giving Day is an opportunity for the AHS gardening community to come together to help protect pollinators. We have set a goal to raise $10,000 to support our work to promote Earth-friendly gardening, which includes increasing public awareness about the importance of pollinators and pollinator gardening; providing learning opportunities for K-12 educators about pollinators and pollinator gardening; and modeling Earth-friendly gardening practices at our River Farm headquarters.

To give us a head start in our fundraising, MOM’s Organic Market has generously provided a lead gift of $1,000. Will you help build on this lead by making a donation today?

Thanks for any support you can provide.