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    Saturday, September 23, 2017

    Dinner & Silent Auction

    6 pm to 10 pm

    Annual Gala

    2017 Annual Gala, September 23

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

    Become a Sponsor, make a Donation to the Silent Auction, or reserve a page as a Tribute to our honored guests.


    In the meantime, enjoy this recap of our 2016 Gala:

    Many thanks to our generous sponsors, those who donated wonderful items to our Silent Auction. and otherwise supported our Gala!

    Our 2016 Gala was in the May/June 2017 issue of Virginia Living magazine. Enjoy the magazine's scenes from our 2016 Gala that raised over $100,000 for AHS outreach programs and the stewardship of River Farm. 

    Many thanks to Virginia Living magazine for their support.

    See more in our Flickr album of photos from the 2016 Gala  and in the 2016 Gala Program.


    Our 2016 Gala was a black-tie-optional event on an early fall evening, in our River Farm gardens overlooking the Potomac. 

    Our theme was Celebrating the Gardens of Virginia: Enjoying the Beauty and Bounty of the Earth.

    Our Honored Guest was J. Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture at George Washington's Mount Vernon.

    Live music accompanied the cocktail reception and three-course dinner of sumptous food and wine.

    The Silent Auction offered vacation trips, dazzling jewelry, distinctive garden decor and tools, one-of-a-kind garden events and so much more. 

    This memorable night supported the American Horticultural Society's outreach programs and stewardship of River Farm. 


    Platinum Sponsor
    Gold Sponsors

    Jane and George Diamantis

    Marcia and Klaus Zech

    Silver Sponsor
    Bronze Sponsors

    Mary and Skipp Calvert

    Media Sponsor
    Gala Host Committee
    Leslie Ariail, Henrietta Burke, Karen Davis, Laura Dowling, and Julianne Mueller