Attend Regional Gardening Events this Spring/Summer
Did you know that the AHS provides a widespread listing of gardening events near you? Enjoy premier food, wine and craft beer at the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens’ fundraiser, Primavera in the Gardens on May 21 in Riverside, CA. Stop by the Iris Show at Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI in June. Attend a class on “Creating Habitat for Butterflies” at the Tanger Arboretum in Lancaster, PA. on July 29. These are just a few examples of gardening events to explore!
This year, get involved at a garden near you, learn something new, meet new people, and find joy in gardens and gardening! Visit the Regional Events page on our website for a complete listing.
Give the Gift of Gardening for Mother’s Day
Wondering what to get mom for Mother’s Day this year? Look no further than an AHS membership! Mom will love exploring over 350 beautiful gardens across the country through our Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP), reading our exclusive, award-winning The American Gardener magazine, attending top-quality AHS webinars and events, accessing vetted educational materials and resources, and taking advantage of discounts on home and garden shows, seeds and gardening literature.
Membership starts at only $35. Get your gift today.
Read the March/April issue of The American Gardener!
The March/April edition of The American Gardener magazine is out! In this edition, members can read how North American irises can be found for almost any garden setting in “Indulge in Native Irises” by C. Colston Burrell; incorporating unique regional features to create a lovely, functional space in “Dry Climate Garden Design: Plant Placement” by Noelle Johnson; encouraging wildlife with native dogwoods in “Wildlife-Friendly Native Dogwoods” by Alan J. Branhagen; and an inspirational piece to urge us to open our minds and play like children in the natural classroom in “In Defense of The Courageous Gardener” by Marianne Willburn.
In addition, we celebrate and honor the six recipients of the 2023 Great American Gardeners Awards and the three recipients of the AHS Book Awards! Please meet our winners!
While the award-winning The American Gardener is an exclusive benefit for members, we’d like to share with everyone a captivating story about the life-threatening existence of North American bees, “Gardening for Native Bees” by Jessie Keith. You can read it here.
AHS MEMBERS log in here to view the digital edition. You will also receive a print version in the mail.
If you are not a member of AHS, join and become a member to read the entire issue online, and also receive 6 printed issues a year plus many other wonderful benefits.
New Plants for 2023
One of the benefits of joining AHS is receiving The American Gardener, our award-winning magazine published six times a year exclusively for AHS members. It showcases insightful, educational stories and regional events for novice and master gardeners.
We’d like to share one of the articles with everyone: “New Plants for 2023,” by Clair Splan. She shares what new plants readers should watch for in 2023. Colorful annuals, adaptive perennials, persistent shrubs, and tasty edibles are all forthcoming.
Splan writes, “Most of these plants have been carefully hybridized to meet a particular need, such as improved hardiness, a more desirable size or form, better or longer blooming, or increased diseased resistance. Some may be heritage varieties that had disappeared from production long ago and are being brought back to a gardening community that has become more appreciative of plants with a pedigree.”
Read the full article.
AHS is proud to be America’s resource for gardening, and this article and these new plant species deserve your attention. No matter where you garden throughout the country, we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your garden!
Not a member of AHS? Join today for as low as $35 per year at ahsgardening.org.
Five New Gardens Join RAP
We are excited to announce that the Fredericton Botanic Garden in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada; Palma Sola Botanical Park in Bradenton, Florida; Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior, Arizona; Central Gardens of North Iowa in Clear Lake, Iowa; and Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden in Reno, Nevada have joined our RAP program! We hope that our members will take advantage of attending the new gardens, seeing their beauty, and connecting to nature.
AHS members receive a variety of incentives and benefits when they attend a RAP garden. If you are not yet a member of AHS and would like to join so you can have access to these gardens, you are able to do so! Learn more about our RAP and see if there is a garden near you.
January/February issue of The American Gardener is available now!
Read AHS’s latest issue of The American Gardener magazine! AHS members receive the bi-monthly, award-winning magazine that showcases stories, tips, events, gardening attractions, and more!
Not an AHS member? Join today.
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.