America in Bloom Symposium, Arroyo Grande, CA (AHS partner event)
Arroyo Grande, CA, host of the October 6-8, 2016 America in Bloom Symposium & Awards Program, is an award-winning, all-American city that serves up the perfect balance of excitement and hometown comfort with a California beach attitude. You're going to love the town and its environs, and the opportunity to turn this event into a longer family vacation due to the proximity to gorgeous beaches, Hearst Castle, San Francisco, and much more.
We hope you will find many “best ideas” to take home with you. During the presentations, many inspirational and knowledgeable speakers will offer insight into what it takes to “plant pride.” Continuing this year is the “Town Hall Meeting” with more time allocated for networking and sharing with your AIB community colleagues. Awards will be presented throughout the Symposium, with the opening “Celebration of America in Bloom Communities” on Thursday evening and the grand finale “America in Bloom Awards Banquet” on Saturday evening. You won’t want to miss a single moment of what we have planned for you!
8th Annual AHS Online Auction
The American Horticultural Society is proud to announce that its eighth annual Online Auction will be open from October 14 to October 27, featuring an array of exclusive experiences and special offerings.View event website »
Roadside Flower Sale Workshops
At these workshops, Chicago Botanic Garden volunteers and other participants transform dried flowers, grasses, and pods into beautiful arrangements for purchase at the Roadside Flower Sale. The public is invited to participate in the workshops and learn more about flower arranging. All arrangements made during the workshops will be donated to the sale and proceeds will benefit the Garden.
Please register for workshops in advance by calling (847) 835-8392.
Oct. 17 (1-3 pm)
Oct. 18 & 19 (9:30-11:30 am and 1-3 pm)
Support AHS on Giving Tuesday
Please support AHS on #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Thank you!View event website »
Indoor Holiday Display at River Farm
We welcome you to our Estate House at River Farm, which will be dressed for the holidays with seasonal decorations.View event website »
Reception for AHS Volunteers
A private evening reception at River Farm, in honor of the volunteers who give their talent so generously to AHS throughout the year. We'll celebrate them with eggnog, drinks, and a buffet of finger food ranging from hors d'oeuvres through desserts.
Holiday Open House at River Farm
Our annual Holiday Open House where we can greet our neighbors and visitors, and share refreshments while they enjoy the distinctive decorations created by our talented staff. Please join us anytime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The community choir, Southside Singers, will entertain with holiday favorites and sing-a-longs at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Our Garden Shop filled with garden gifts and the work of local artisans will be open for holiday shopping (AHS members have a 10% discount there).View event website »