AHS Centennial Year National Children & Youth Garden Symposium

Cultivating Tomorrow’s Gardeners by Energizing, Inspiring, and Training Today’s Educators

Let’s Gather – Join us in Richmond!

We’re looking forward to an in-person conference where we can learn from each other in face-to-face interactive and hands-on ways, visit and tour gardens and greenspaces, and network in both the facilitated and unfacilitated ways that conferences provide.

Mark your calendar for July 13-15, 2022 to join us for the 30th annual National Children & Youth Garden Symposium in Richmond, Virginia.

Find out more about registration rates and travel and accommodations in Richmond. Educational sessions and speakers have been chosen – check out the fantastic array of topics! Check out the comprehensive symposium schedule and descriptions of field experience in and around Richmond.

Register today! Early bird pricing ends May 13.

In order to ensure a safe and healthy conference environment, all attendees must be vaccinated for COVID-19. More details will be available on safety procedures as the event gets closer, subject to change at any time based upon CDC and local health department recommendations.

Nature as Healer, Teacher, and Mentor

The past two years of global health crisis have compelled many Americans to reevaluate what is truly important in their lives. In 2021, more adults than ever before reported taking part in some form of outdoor recreation, 20 million people became first-time gardeners, and National Parks were flooded with visitors upon reopening, all clear signs that for so many, nature is one of those things that we value most. Beyond the clean air and open spaces, the opportunity to grow our own healthy foods, and the awe-inspiring landscapes that give us respite from our daily routines that became so important during the pandemic, nature can help us solve other major challenges that society is facing today including a growing mental health crisis and climate change. Join us as our National Children & Youth Garden Symposium 2022 speakers explore the resilient and hopeful topic of nature as healer, teacher, and mentor. 


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Contact education@ahsgardening.org with questions.


NCYGS Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor

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Bronze Sponsor


Boulevard Flower Garden


Transportation Sponsor


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National Garden Clubs Inc.

Local Host