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 18
    May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Women In Horticulture May 2022

    Alicain Carlson, PhD – Syngenta Flowers  Dr. Alicain Carlson is a young mother holding her “dream job” as the technical manager at Syngenta Flowers where she manages a team of technical leads and horticultural scientists across the country and at two trial locations.   The daughter of an Army officer, Alicain grew up all over the United States a... Read More

    Tue 7
    June 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Industry Insider: Sustainability

    Join AmericanHort and our panel of experts from all sectors of the horticulture industry as we highlight industry-wide topics in this Industry Insider program focused on Sustainability and is exclusive to AmericanHort members. As members of the green industry, we are proud to be champions of sustainability and stewards of the land, resources, and overall environ... Read More

    Thu 23
    June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Biology and Management of Volutella Blight caused by Pseudonectria buxi

    Volutella blight is commonly found on boxwood plants worldwide. Although some consider it mainly a saprophyte surviving on dead tissues, it is capable of initiating disease on live wounded tissues. Here we present some background on the disease, some basic biology on how it causes infections, and end with its disease cycle and recommendations for management in nurse... Read More

    Sat 16
    July 16 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Grower Back to Basics Workshop: Practical Skills for Growers

    Greenhouse growers wear many hats to be successful at their job each and every day. This hands-on workshop, held at Thorsen’s Greenhouse located in Delaware, OH, will cover practical skills essential to being an effective grower. More than ten stations will be set up to help growers perfect their skills on biological control, plant pathology, climate control, trap... Read More

    Sat 16
    July 16 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Garden Retail Workshop at Cultivate’22

    How do you keep up with the latest trends and the ever-changing customer? What makes a garden center an inspiring and fun place to shop for today’s consumer? Join us this year as we visit different horticultural retail environments in the Columbus area that will provide inspiration for your own retail business.  This travelling workshop, led by Katie Dubow of... Read More

    Sat 16
    July 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Greenhouse Production Tour at Cultivate’22

    Join us on this year’s Greenhouse Production Tour to visit area growers to learn their practices. This is a chance to see how different sized greenhouse operations with different business models operate their greenhouse. Learn best practices, ask questions, and network with other greenhouse growers on this day-long visit. Read More

    Sat 16
    July 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Nursery Production Tour at Cultivate’22

    Join us on the Cutlivate’22 Nursery Production Tour to see some of the finest nursery growers in Central Ohio. These businesses continue to innovate and optimize their business practices in order to be the best in the business and enhance their bottom line. We will be visiting Decker’s Nursery, Millcreek Gardens and Acorn Farms.  Read More

    Sat 16
    July 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Garden Retail Tour at Cultivate’22

    Join us on the Cutlivate’22 Garden Retail Tour as we head north to Amish country to visit family-owned garden retailers from the large to smaller operations. We will be visiting Richardson’s Greenhouse, Sheiyah Market, and Baker’s Acres.  Read More

    Sat 16
    July 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Landscape & Interiorscape Design Tour at Cultivate’22

    Join us on the Cutlivate’22 Landscape and Interiorscape Design Tour to see some of the best landscape and Interiorscaping companies in Central Ohio Innovation, customer service, and continuous improvement is at the hard of each company highlighted during this full day of exploration. This tour will focus on design, creativity, best practices, and trends…did we m... Read More

    Sat 16
    July 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Business Management Workshop at Cultivate’22

    Attracting people to work in any position has never been more difficult than it is today. Equally challenging for managers is identifying and applying the unique talents that each member contributes. In this interactive workshop, attendees will receive a game plan for both. Get the recruiting edge by learning how to write compelling job postings, how to use the late... Read More

    Tue 23
    August 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Building a Better Monarch Butterfly Garden

    Presented by Dr. Dan Potter - Professor; Urban Landscape Entomology; Insect-Plant Relationships at University of Kentucky This talk will help attendees to better understand why Monarch butterflies are in peril, why their conservation matters, and how partnership between the Horticulture Industry and gardening public can help to restore this beloved native butterfly ... Read More

    Wed 7
    September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    How do weather and climate impact boxwood blight? A modeling approach to aiding in boxwood disease management

    Boxwood blight is a fungal disease that can decimate boxwood plantings in most all settings and environments. The degree of injury can vary widely, depending on cultivar susceptibility, local disease severity, and weather, from nearly symptom-free to total destruction and death of boxwood plants. Dr. Len Coop will present how weather and climate affect both where th... Read More

    Thu 29
    September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Women In Horticulture September 2022

    Summer Field, Spring Meadow Nursery Summer Field is a propagation manager at Spring Meadow Nursery in Grand Haven, MI. Born and raised in northern Illinois, Summer’s passion for horticulture is a result of taking various high school agriculture related courses, being a member of The National FFA Organization, and attending horticulture and floriculture judging com... Read More

    Tue 4
    October 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Controlling Nostoc, a slippery hazard for nursery workers.

    Presented by Joe Neal - Professor of Weed Science @North Carolina State University Nostoc, is a cyanobacterium that produces thick, olive-green to brown, gelatinous masses on nursery roadways, walkways and production areas. While it does not impact crops directly, patches of this slimy invader are slipping hazards for you and your workers. Most pesticides used in n... Read More

    Thu 3
    November 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Smart Plants — Magical interactions between flowers and their pollinators

    This presentation takes a closer look at flower morphology and diversity as it relates to pollination. Various systems used by flowers to facilitate pollination are described. Special attention is given to adaptations in flower morphology designed to attract and interact with general or specific pollinators. Flowers signal pollinators with nectar guides, trick insec... 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.