American Society for Horticultural Science


Founded in 1903,[1] the American Society for Horticultural Science in Alexandria, Virginia is "the largest, most visible organization dedicated to advancing all facets of horticultural research, education, and application."[2]

The ASHS's purpose is to promote the science of Horticulture.[3]

In 1961, the ASHS had 2,226 active members (holding a degree and engaged in research), 42 Emeritus members and 90 Sustaining members (corporations or companies interested in horticultural research).[3]

It produces a semi-annual publication and held annual meetings.[3]

It awards the Vaughn Award (named after Leonard H Vaughn,[3] President of a seed company and former school board president,[4]) for outstanding contributions to horticulture.


  1. ^ American Society for Horticultural Science
  2. ^ Texas Winegrape Network (Texas A&M University)
  3. ^ a b c d National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council Scientific and Technical Societies of the United States and Canada (7th Edition, 1961), p. 96, at Google Books
  4. ^ "Leonard H Vaughan, Seed Company Head, Dies at summer home". Chicago Tribune. 12 September 1943. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  5. ^ J. Janick HenPlant Breeding Reviews, Volume 1, p. 6, at Google Books
  6. ^ Banks, Harlan P.; Srb, Adrian M.; Uhl, Charles H. "Lowell Fitz Randolph (Cornell University Faculty Memorial Statement)" (PDF). Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  7. ^ "University of California: In Memoriam, 2000". Retrieved 9 November 2015.