Youth who attend a National Junior Horticultural Association annual convention must be at least 15 but not over 22 by December 31st of the year being held. The convention begins on a Friday (usually over Columbus Day Weekend) and continues through a closing banquet the following Monday. Youth ages 5-14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The site of the convention will vary from year to year and will be hosted by a committee from a participating state and/or the NJHF Executive Committee. Youth who attend conventions are strongly encouraged to participate in one or more of the competitive activities or contests. In addition to the large number of project reports and contests that take place at a National Junior Horticultural Association convention, youth and their leaders will participate in workshops, tours, and presentations of local color.

All states are encouraged to bring exhibits and local horticultural projects for the convention hospitality room. Each delegate should also bring pins to exchange and stickers that represent their state.

For more information about the contests and activities, please contact the project chairs.


Jack Leaver
NJHA Treasurer
1088 Fountain View
Circle #3
Holland, MI 49412
Phone (616) 298-2433
Cell (616) 295-0555

Dr. James V. Parochetti
NJHA Convention Site Director
3713 Whispering Lane
Falls Church, Virginia 22042
Phone: (703) 642-7276

Ted Beebe
NJHA Convention Planning Director
41 Hathorn Blvd
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-8911
Cell Phone 518 588-7140

For more information and opportunities that NJHA offers, contact the Executive Secretary:

Carole S. Carney
Executive Secretary
15 Railroad Avenue
Homer City, PA 15748