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*Our business offices will be closed on Friday, July 3 and will open again on Monday, July 6 at 9 a.m. River Farm will be closed to the public on July 3rd. On July 4th River Farm will be open 9-1. We are always closed on Sundays. Happy Independence Day!* 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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Upcoming Events

  • Jul 09 to Jul 11
    AHS National Children & Youth Garden Symposium

    NCYGS is the only national event of its kind where you can network with like-minded teachers, garden designers, community leaders, program coordinators, and others involved with connecting kids to the natural world. NCYGS 2015 attendees will be able to:

    * Explore topics ranging from curriculum to program management to garden design & maintenance during three dynamic days of educational sessions, field trips, and expert keynote presentations.
    * Experience Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center including the recently opened Luci and Ian Family Garden, a native plant garden for families and a pilot project of the Sustainable SITES Initiative.
    * Learn about the newly released International Junior Master Gardener Program’s “Learn, Grow, Eat, & GO!” curriculum and research program.
    * Enjoy Austin, "Live Music Capital of the World", and its booming arts, culture, and local foods scenes.
    * Share ideas, success stories, and inspiration with like-minded colleagues from across the nation.

  • Aug 14 to Aug 16
    The Omni Homestead Resort “In the Garden with the Experts” Weekend Symposium

    Find your green thumb with AHS at the "In the Garden with the Experts" event at The Omni Homestead Resort. You’ll get a tour of the historic Homestead Gardens and learn time-honored gardening tips from top professionals. Plus, enjoy the natural beauty along the Cascades Gorge.

  • Sep 19 to Sep 19
    AHS Gala: Reflections of River Farm, A Step Back in Time

    This evening of fine dining and ragtime music will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. in the gardens of our River Farm headquarters on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Honored Guest will be Gerald W. "Gerry" Hyland, retiring Supervisor, Mount Vernon District. Call now for more information, including sponsorship or to reserve tickets for tables of 10. In conjunction with the annual Gala dinner and silent auction, the AHS is proud to announce its 7th annual online auction, featuring an array of exclusive experiences and special offerings.

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