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The American Horticultural Society (AHS) is one of the oldest national gardening organizations in the country. Since 1922, we have been a trusted source of high quality gardening and horticultural information.

Today, our mission blends education, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship with the art and science of horticulture. Please join us in making America a nation of gardeners, a land of gardens!

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  • Feb 13 to Feb 16
    Great Backyard Bird Count

    Bird Watchers of all ages count birds to create create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds. Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. Last year participants in 135 countries counted nearly 4,300 species of birds on more than 144,000 checklists!

  • Apr 10 to Apr 12
    Colonial Williamsburg Garden Symposium

    The 69th Annual Garden Symposium is Layers of the Living Landscape. Co-sponsored by the American Horticultural Society, Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy, authors of The Living Landscape share their expertise on using plants to create and maintain a layered landscape. AHS members receive discounted registration.

  • Apr 10 to Apr 11
    AHS Spring Garden Market

    Our annual Spring Garden Market to mark the start of the gardening season will be on Friday and Saturday this year. Members Only Morning on Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., then the market will be open to the public from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. On Saturday the Market is open to the public from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Dozens of regional vendors will be selling a variety of plants and seeds, along with garden-related accessories, books, and horticulture-themed art.

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