The American Horticultural Society's
100th Anniversary Gala
"A Great American Garden Party"

Saturday, September 17th, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. Historic River Farm



100th Anniversary Gala Committee Members

Join us for cocktails and dinner overlooking the Potomac River, then enjoy drinks and dessert while dancing under the stars. Inspired by the quintessential American garden party tradition of strolling and celebrating among brilliant flowers and spectacular views, we are conjuring an epic evening amidst the unparalleled splendor of our historic headquarters. There, we will raise a glass “to River Farm” -- confirming our commitment to remain open to the public forever.  


From the terrace of the manor house, we’ll delight in the panoramic vista of trees, river and sky and perhaps catch a glimpse of the resident bald eagle soaring high above. As we make our way through the garden rooms that will be alive and bursting in full autumn splendor (with a signature herb and floral-infused cocktail in hand), eventually taking our seats in the beautifully decorated tent for dinner, we'll be surrounded by breathtaking floral decor that further echoes our festive botanical theme.  


You’ll arrive at manicured gardens and beautiful vistas Historic River Farm, once owned by George Washington as one of the five farms which comprised his beloved Mount Vernon along the Potomac River. 

Your evening will be full of elegance, friends and fabulous foods in a gorgeous garden party setting with lovely florals, Autumn splendor, and dancing – all with fabulous views of the Potomac River in all its beauty.

Attire for the evening:
Festive garden party/Black tie optional

Join us as AHS celebrates 100 years of service as America’s leading horticultural organization and looks ahead to a future of championing gardening for all Americans to enjoy. Funds raised by this event will go directly to supporting AHS’s educational programs and fostering horticulture projects nationally and preserving Historic River Farm, the permanent headquarters of the American Horticultural Society.

There are several ways to sponsor this year's gala for your company, organization, or as a supporter. Sponsorship has its rewards and donations go directly to supporting AHS's educational and membership projects. Please check out this generous menu of sponsorship opportunities.