All-America Selections launches landscape design contest

AAS Garden at Kentucky Exposition Center

All-America Selections (AAS) has launched a new contest for their Display Gardens in celebration of our 80th Anniversary. This contest invites the gardens to participate in a landscape design competition using AAS Winners. The independent, non-profit organization that tests new varieties then introduces only the best garden performers as AAS Winners, is pleased to announce there are 22 participants in this first-year event. This fall the winning gardens will be announced.
The network of nearly 200 dedicated AAS gardens includes 55 locations that have served for 25 years or longer. The earliest AAS Display Garden, Norseco, Inc. of Quebec Canada became an AAS garden in 1962. An AAS Display Garden provides the public an opportunity to view the newest AAS winners in an attractive well-maintained setting. Additionally, Display Gardens can provide educational programs about the AAS trialing and award process during ‘open house’ or ‘field day’ events during their peak growing seasons. A typical Display Garden is a public botanic garden or arboretum, a municipality, a garden retailer, a university garden and many others. A list of all Display Gardens can be found here.

Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University