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    Save the Date!

    Saturday, September 22, 2018

    Dinner & Silent Auction

    6 pm to 10 pm

    Honorary Chair, Monte Durham

    Star of TLC network's Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta

    Annual Gala

    25 Years of Color in the Garden

    Mark your calendar for our 2018 Gala, on Saturday, September 22.

    Cele​brate our Silver Anniversary Gala: 25 Years of Color in the Garden, with Honorary Chair, Monte Durham

    For more information about the Gala, including sponsorship opportunities and ticket sales, call (703) 768-5700 ext. 127.





    In 2017 our Gala evening of fine dining, live music, and a silent auction took place Saturday, September 23 in our gardens at River Farm.

    Our Honored Guests were The Honorable and Mrs. Donald S. Beyer, Jr.

    With presenting sponsors Cooley LLP, Drew Cariaso, and Erich Veitenheimer, this black-tie-optional event featured sumptuous food, fine wine, and a silent auction of vacation trips, dazzling jewelry, distinctive garden decor and tools, one-of-a-kind garden events, and much more. All proceeds benefited the American Horticultural Society's outreach programs and the stewardship of historic River Farm.

    Enjoy our Flickr album of images from the 2017 Gala and plan to be part of the 2018 Gala on Saturday, September 22.

    For more information, please contact Susan Klejst, Director of Development & Engagement at sklejst@ahsgardening.org or (703) 768-5700 ext. 127. Our fax number is (703) 768-8700. Our mailing address is 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA 22308.


    Thanks to our generous 2017 Sponsors


    Presenting Sponsors

    Drew Cariaso and Erich Veitenheimer

    Platinum Sponsor

    Marcia and Klaus Zech

    Gold Sponsor

    Jane and George Diamantis

    Silver Sponsors

    Mary and Skipp Calvert

    Christine and Tim Conlon

    Bronze Sponsors

    Donne L. Colton, Attorney at Law
    Media Sponsor
    2018 Gala Host Committee
    • Leslie Ariail

    • Barbara Becker

    • Skipp Calvert

    • Drew Cariaso

    • Laura Dowling

    • Amanda Mertins

    • Joanne Sawczuk