Industry Leading Horticultural Education

We are committed to helping you—and the entire industry—thrive.

You know plants. We know horticulture education.

Keeping your books in the green is crucial to your success, and AmericanHort has the tools and the horticultural education programs to help you.

We believe best practices are key to survival and enable you to perform better on a daily basis. We are committed to finding the best practices throughout the horticulture industry and sharing them with you. Then we connect you with the industry leading speakers to help drive your business forward and grow faster. Ultimately, both of these things help you prepare for the future, ensuring both your business and the horticulture industry will thrive for generations to come.

The more you know, the stronger you will grow.

Upcoming Horticultural Education
Workshops & Webinars

    Wed 22
    March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

    AmericanHort Quarterly Advocacy Brief – An AmericanHort Premium Member Benefit

    Want in-depth information on what’s happening in Washington DC right now? Get your questions answered on advocacy and research matters that impact green industry. This quarter, we will discuss workforce regulatory updates, Farm Bill priorities, tax and estate planning, horticultural research and more. Register Here This webinar is an AmericanHort premium member be... Read More

    Tue 4
    April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

    Diagnosing Plant Problems

    We are all familiar with the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and pictures are one of the most valuable pieces of information when working to diagnose plant problems. But what type of photos should you be taking and what other information should you be collecting when identifying a new threat? Having this collection of photos and information before... Read More

    Thu 6
    April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

    The Basics of Box Tree Moth

    Boxwood producers and boxwood plantings are facing a new threat—the invasion of the box tree moth (BTM-Cydalima perspectalis), an invasive insect from East Asia. With total annual value of U.S. sales at an estimated $141 Million, boxwood is an important revenue source for plant producers. Boxwood plantings are among the oldest plantings in the United States, with ... Read More

    Thu 6
    April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

    Gearing Up For Spring: Retail

    Training season for new and returning garden center employees is here! With the busiest season of the year quickly approaching, start the season off strong with training on the must-have best practices for successful retail team members Customer education, visual merchandising, and how to meet customer expectations are few of the common training needs for retail tea... Read More

    Thu 13
    April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

    Effective Negotiation Styles for Women – Finding Your Negotiations Voice

    Presented by Dr. Deborah Streeter, Professor Emeritus and Faculty Director, The Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell University, SC Johnson College of Business Research studies show that women, even high-ranking women in leadership roles, are not achieving comparable results compared to men when it comes to negotiat... Read More

    Thu 20
    April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

    In-store vs. E-commerce – Using Different Channels to Engage Consumers and Encourage Plant Sales

    Presented by: Dr. Bridget Behe, Michigan State University; Dr. Melinda Knuth, North Carolina State University; and Dr. Alicia Rihn, University of Tennessee According to the Annual Retail Trade Survey, E-commerce sales increased by 43% during the pandemic. Consumers are embracing online shopping more than ever. Yet, little is known about how consumer shopping habits ... Read More

    Wed 7
    June 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

    Women in Horticulture June 2023 – Kariné Stuimer

    Kariné Stuimer, is a senior vice president at BrightView Landscape Services, the largest commercial landscaping company, providing maintenance, renovation, and irrigation services for commercial, hospitality, HOA, municipal and corporate campuses across the United States. She and her team are responsible for creating and maintaining beautiful landscapes across the ... Read More

Flexibility Makes Learning Convenient & Fun

Regularly scheduled programming does not always work in our industry. And that’s ok, because AmericanHort offers lots of opportunities to learn on your own time.

The AmericanHort Knowledge Center​

This online database houses a wealth of information online to help you find answers to your questions. These are resources only available to AmericanHort members.

Industry Insider Report​

Whether provided by video or written communication, the AmericanHort Industry Insider Report is a tool designed to provide the important industry benchmarking information you need to maximize your business’s profitability.

Connect Archives​

Access past issues of the print version of Connect, the AmericanHort newsletter to learn more about our latest educational offerings and more. Connect print and e-news versions are available to AmericanHort members.

Nursery Stock Standards​

The AmericanHort Standard for Nursery Stock, Z-60.1 is to provide buyers and sellers of nursery stock with a common terminology in order to facilitate transactions involving nursery stock.

Coronavirus Resource Center​

The AmericanHort Coronavirus Resource Center contains a wealth of information on the latest government resources, links to information from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) and other experts, tips on communication and business practices to help you and your business navigate this pandemic period.

AmericanHort HR Peer Sharing Group​

The purpose of the AmericanHort Human Resource Peer Sharing Group is to bring human resource professionals from AmericanHort member companies together to connect. This is a place to share ideas and best practices, ask questions and network in order to help do your job better, which leads to a stronger industry overall.