Win a one-year national membership to the American Horticultural Society

For our October 2016 Washington Gardener Magazine Reader Contest, Washington Gardener is giving away a one-year national membership to the American Horticultural Society (
   The American Horticultural Society (AHS) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) membership organization that recognizes and promotes excellence in American horticulture. AHS is known for its educational programs and the dissemination of horticultural information. Members enjoy a seed exchange, free access to over 300 public gardens, The American Gardener magazine, and more. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious gardening organizations in the United States. Its mission is to educate and inspire people of all ages to become successful and environmentally responsible gardeners by advancing the art and science of horticulture.
   The AHS headquarters is at River Farm, one of George Washington’s original five farms, in Alexandria, VA. River Farm is 25 acres on the Potomac River, containing beautiful gardens as well as a wide variety of wildlife. However, River Farm is much more than a beautiful landscape—it serves as the Society’s showcase for its national programs and policies.
   To enter to win the AHS membership, send an email to by 5pm on Monday, October 31, with “AHS” in the subject line. In the body of the email tell us which was your favorite article in the October 2016 issue of Washington Gardener Magazine and why. Please also include your full name and mailing address. The winner will be announced on November 1.

The winner, chosen at random, from the submitted entries, is Michelle de Carlo of Northern VA. Congratulations, Michelle!
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