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Get Tickets by Monday for AHS’s Elegant Gala

Enjoy an elegant evening including dinner and cocktails surrounded by River Farm’s beautiful gardens at AHS’s 100th Anniversary Gala on Sept. 17. (Photo courtesy AHS)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Horticultural Society (AHS) is planning “A Great American Garden Party” on Sept. 17 at its beautiful River Farm home on the Potomac River in Mount Vernon to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Zebra is excited to be a Media Sponsor of the Black Tie Optional event which includes cocktails and dinner amidst the beautiful gardens.

A Garden Boutique will feature guest designers and a vintage Lincoln with floral decoration will be on display among other special attractions.

Tickets are $295 each and can be purchased until Monday, Sept. 12 on AHS’s Gala webpage at

For sponsorships, which for the first time this year include engraved bricks on the expanded garden walkway, contact Susan Kleist, VP of Development at [email protected].

Funds raised by this event will go directly to supporting AHS’s educational programs, fostering horticulture projects nationally and preserving Historic River Farm, the permanent headquarters of the AHS.

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Marlene Miller

Marlene Miller has lived in, and written about, Mount Vernon for decades. She raised her family here, her two children graduating from area public schools. After retiring from over 16 years of publishing her own newspaper, The Zebra has tempted her back to community journalism

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