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AHS Virtual Auction

Start you holiday shopping early or better yet treat yourself to inspiring items for your home and garden. This year’s auction offers autographed books, one-of-a-kind items, keepsakes, private tours at public gardens, distinctive artwork, plants, gardening equipment, and unique experiences.
Bidding closes at 9pm EST on November 10th so keep an eye on your favorite items and keep bidding! The more you bid, the more you are helping AHS achieve our mission and goals as we enter our Centennial celebration year.

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Art Show Benefiting AHS and River Farm

Don’t miss this Sunday’s ART SHOW at George Washington’s historic River Farm featuring works by the noted residential and commercial fine arts muralist Armen Kankanian, the brilliant graphics fine artist, Nathan Leibowitz and more.

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Yoga and Meditation at River Farm

Join local yoga instructor Stacee Finkelstein for a weekly dose of calm and centering outside in the gardens at River Farm. The quiet serenity of nature provides a wonderful setting for yoga and meditation, especially during these times. Tickets available on Eventbrite for single, drop-ins or class packages.

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Yoga and Meditation at River Farm

Join local yoga instructor Stacee Finkelstein for a weekly dose of calm and centering outside in the gardens at River Farm. The quiet serenity of nature provides a wonderful setting for yoga and meditation, especially during these times. Tickets available on Eventbrite for single, drop-ins or class packages.

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AHS Virtual Garden Market

The American Horticultural Society’s Fall Virtual Garden Market opens today! Celebrate the changing of the seasons and the joy of gardening by shopping at our marketplace of curated goods and services, ranging from tools, professional landscape design, plants, seeds, books, and botanical products for gardeners across the country. You’re sure to find something for yourself or a special gift for someone on your holiday list!

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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.

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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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Travel Study: Hill Towns and Gardens of Umbria and Southern Tuscany

Brilliant gardens, epic works of art, gastronomic delights, and private gardens await in the picture-perfect Italian countryside.

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Conversations with Great American Gardeners: Karen Washington webinar

The American Horticultural Society is excited to launch a new virtual speaker series featuring current and past Great American Gardeners Award Winners and Book Award Winners. Since 1953, the AHS has been recognizing and celebrating horticultural champions that represent the best in American gardening. In a lively and engaging conversational format, past honoree Karen Washington (Urban Beautification 2018) will share her knowledge and experience with our event host, Holly Shimizu, gardener to gardener.

Karen Washington has been a community gardener and activist in New York City since 1985. As a New York Botanical Garden trustee, she currently works with Bronx neighborhoods to turn empty lots into gardens. In her earlier role as an advocate and former president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition, she championed garden protection and preservation. In 2012, Ebony magazine voted her one of the 100 most influential African Americans in the country. In 2014, she was the recipient of the James Beard Leadership Award.

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