Cultivating Future Generations of Gardeners

 

The American Horticultural Society (AHS) wants children and youth to know about the importance and benefits of gardening. To that end, we help provide educators with the tools and resources needed for successful children and youth gardening programs. And we provide numerous opportunities at our River Farm headquarters for school groups and families to engage with gardens and to learn about environmentally responsible gardening techniques.

Our Offerings for Educators & Families:

 

National Children & Youth Garden Symposium

For more than 25 years, AHS’s National Children & Youth Garden Symposium (NCYGS) has educated thousands of teachers who have, in turn, gone on to educate over a million children.

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Educator Resources

Explore a variety of resources, including our monthly Youth Gardening Gazette, to help engage children and youth in gardening.

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Growing Good Kids Book Awards

See our annual awards for the best children’s books about gardening, nature, and the environment.

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Find a Garden

Find an AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program garden near you to enjoy with your family!

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Children’s Garden at River Farm

At our River Farm headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, we have a whimsical Children’s Garden that was one of the first to be developed in the United States.

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School & Organizational Tours of River Farm 

The beautiful grounds of River Farm are a perfect destination for school groups, youth organizations, and home school groups. If you would like to book a self-guided tour for your group of five or more children, please make a reservation by calling (703) 768-5700, x149 or emailing mpruett@ahsgardening.org.