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.
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.
With deep appreciation,
we recognize our Lead Sponsors
Jane and George Diamantis
Rosalie and Neil Morris
Marcia and Klaus Zech
Dr. Sherran Blair
Christine and Tim Conlon
Avalon Consulting Group
The Calvert Family
Davenport and Company, LLC
Kay and Dick Davison
Laura Dowling and Robert Weinhagen
Green Prints:Food Gardening Network
Leila and Walter Jones
National Capital Area Garden Clubs
Shirley and Frank Nicolai
Northern Virginia Conservation Trust
Jordan and John Richards
Joan Shannon, The Shannon Real Estate Group, Compass
Three Joi Flowers
Patti and George White