NWK Research-Extension Center
Colby , KS USA
College of Sequoias Tulare College Center
Tulare, CA USA
City of Sarnia Germain Park
Sarnia , ON CANADA
Wheeler Garden Park
South Burlington, VT USA
Ohio State University ATI
Wooster , OH USA
Rockefeller Park Greenhouse Gardens
Cleveland , OH USA
Powell Gardens
Kingsville, MO USA
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Goochland , VA USA
Roger-Van den Hende Botanical Garden, Universite Laval
Quebec, QC CANADA
Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties
Cooperstown, NY USA
Alaska State Fair, Inc.
Palmer, AK USA
Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
Buffalo , NY USA
Hidden Lake Gardens at Michigan State University
Tipton , MI USA
Burlington Waterfront Park
Burlington , VT USA
Univ of Wyoming
Laramie, WY USA
Univ of Missouri Dept of Horticulture
Columbia , MO USA
Erie Basin Marina Park
Buffalo, NY USA
Ambler Arboretum of Temple University
Ambler, PA USA
Idaho Botanical Garden
Boise, ID USA
Deep Cut Gardens
Middletown, NJ USA
Kansas State University Gardens
Manhattan, KS USA
Community Arboretum at Virginia Western
Roanoke , VA USA
Cantigny Gardens
Wheaton , IL USA
Univ of Tennessee Gardens - Jackson
Jackson , TN USA
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Fort Worth, TX USA
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Norfolk , VA USA
Parker F. Scripture Botanical Gardens
Oriskany , NY USA
Schenley Plaza operated by Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square , PA USA
Toledo Botanical Garden
Toledo , OH USA
Discovery Garden, ISU Polk County CES
Des Moines, IA USA
Royal Botanical Gardens
Burlington , ON CANADA
Kishwaukee College
Malta , IL USA
McCrory Gardens, SDSU
Brookings , SD USA
U.S. Botanic Garden
Washington , DC USA
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden
Dallas , TX USA
Shell Park
Oakville, ON CANADA
St. Louis County Parks Queeny Barn - Jarville Gardens
St. Louis, MO USA
Vander Veer Botanical Park
Davenport , IA USA
ISU Home Demonstration Garden
Lewis , IA USA
Univ of Tennessee, The UT Gardens
Knoxville , TN USA
Tizer Botanic Garden and Arboretum
Jefferson City, MT USA
The Arboretum State Botanical Garden of Kentucky, University of Kentucky
Lexington , KY USA
Meredith Public Library Garden
Meredith , NH USA
Naples Botanical Garden
Naples, FL USA
Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance Co.
Frankenmuth , MI USA
Kyoto Botanical Gardens
Kyoto , JAPAN
Nichols Garden Nursery
Albany, OR USA
LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens
Baton Rouge, LA USA
Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek Metro Parks
Youngstown , OH USA
Buxton Park
Indianola, IA USA
Univ of Hawaii Urban Garden Center
Pearl City, HI USA
Salem Memorial Garden
Salem, IL USA
Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum
Mount Berry, GA USA
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City , OK USA
Kenosha County Center Demonstration Garden
Bristol, WI USA
Cutler Botanic Gardens
Binghamton , NY USA
University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course
Falcon Heights, MN USA
Univ of MN North Central Research and Outreach Center
Grand Rapids, MN USA
Virginia Tech Hampton Roads AREC
Virginia Beach , VA USA
Morris Horticulture Display Garden
Morris , MN USA
Penobscot County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden at Rogers Farm
Stillwater , ME USA
Drew Park Community Garden
Fairfield, CT USA
Linnaeus Teaching Garden at Woodward Park
Tulsa, OK USA
Rutgers Gardens
New Brunswick, NJ USA
Purdue Extension Tippecanoe County Display & Idea Gardens
Lafayette, IN USA
Purdue Extension-Marion County Demonstration Garden
Indianapolis, IN USA
International Peace Garden
Dunseith , ND USA
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn , NY USA
Jardin Daniel A Seguin
Saint-Hyacinthe , QC CANADA
Enabling Garden of Altoona, ISU Polk County CES
Altoona, IA USA
Gardens at Heather Farm
Walnut Creek, CA USA
Callaway Gardens
Pine Mountain , GA USA
Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem , NC USA
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau , MO USA
Muttart Conservatory, City of Edmonton
Edmonton , AB CANADA
Raker Trial Gardens
Litchfield, MI USA
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Birmingham , AL USA
Hamilton County Master Gardeners
Noblesville , IN USA
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
Saint Paul, MN USA
Cylburn Arboretum
Baltimore , MD USA
Sawyer Point
Cincinnati, OH USA
Lyndale Park Gardens - Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
Minneapolis , MN USA
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Chaska , MN USA
Backyard Farmer Garden - Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE USA
Centennial Park Conservatory, City of Toronto
Etobicoke , ON CANADA
New Orleans Botanical Garden
New Orleans , LA USA
ISU Polk County Master Gardeners' Demonstration Garden
Urbandale, IA USA
Rotary Botanical Gardens
Janesville , WI USA
Green Bay Botanical Garden
Green Bay , WI USA
Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Winnipeg, MB CANADA
Pima County Cooperative Extension
Tucson , AZ USA
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Columbus, OH USA
Demonstration Garden at Tidewater Farm
Falmouth, ME USA
MSU-Truck Crops Exp. Station
Crystal Springs , MS USA
Parkside High A+ Garden
Salisbury, MD USA
Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens
Evansville, IN USA
Rotary Park
Medicine Hat , AB CANADA
Hamilton Gardens at Lake Chatuge
Hiawassee, GA USA
New Jersey Botanical Garden at Skylands
Ringwood, NJ USA
Horticultural Art Society Demonstration Garden
Colorado Springs, CO USA
NDSU AAS Display Garden
Fargo , ND USA
Miami University Biology Dept. Gardens
Oxford , OH USA
Michigan State University Horticultural Demonstration Gardens
East Lansing , MI USA
Agriculture Canada Ornamental Gardens
Ottawa , ON CANADA
Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden, Champaign County Forest Preserve District
Mahomet , IL USA
Meadow View Growers, Inc.
New Carlisle, OH USA
Illinois Central College Gardens & Arboretum
East Peoria , IL USA
Oglebay Resort & Conference Center
Wheeling , WV USA
Wilson's Garden Center Display Garden
Newark , OH USA
Olds College Botanic Garden
Olds, AB CANADA
Clackamas Community College
Oregon City , OR USA
Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden
St. John's, NL Canada
Loose Park Gardens, Kansas City Parks & Recreation
Kansas City, MO USA
Gardenview Horticultural Park
Strongsville , OH USA
Jennings Park, WSU Master Gardener Demo Garden
Marysville , WA USA
Norseco at Botanical Garden of Montreal
Montreal, QC CANADA
King Louie's Playground
Louisville, KY USA
South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson Univ
Clemson , SC USA
Cal Poly Gardens and Leaning Pine Arboretum
San Luis Obispo, CA USA
Growing Solutions Farm
Chicago , IL USA
Brookside Gardens
Wheaton , MD USA
Hudson Gardens & Event Center
Littleton, CO USA
Dyer County High School Gardens
Newbern, TN USA
Wedel's Garden Center
Kalamazoo, MI USA
Dorothy Harvie Gardens, Calgary Zoo
Calgary , AB CANADA
Sunset Publishing Co.
Menlo Park, CA USA
Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis , MO USA
Thomas E Ricks Demonstration & Research Gardens, Brigham Young University-Idaho
Rexburg , ID USA
Univ of Rhode Island Botanical Gardens
Kingston, RI USA
Univ of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon , SK CANADA
Dow Gardens
Midland , MI USA
Costa Farms Trial Garden
Miami, FL USA
Noelridge Park Gardens
Cedar Rapids , IA USA
SLCC Horticulture Program Display Garden
Kirkwood, MO USA
Univ of NH Trial Garden, Prescott Park
Portsmouth , NH USA
CSU Annual Flower Trial Garden
Fort Collins , CO USA
Montgomery County Master Gardener Demonstration & Testing Gardens
Conroe , TX USA
MSU-South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station
Poplarville, MS USA
Welby Gardens
Denver , CO USA
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver , CO USA
St. Louis County Parks Jefferson Barracks Labors House Garden
St. Louis, MO USA
William Dam Seeds Limited
Hamilton , ON CANADA
Harris County AgriLife Extension Service Display Garden
Houston , TX USA
Lakeside Commons Educational Gardens
Highland Heights , KY USA
Univ of Wisconsin Spooner Ag Research Station Teaching and Display Garden
Spooner , WI USA
Berkshire Botanical Garden
Stockbridge , MA USA
Botanica, The Wichita Gardens
Wichita , KS USA
Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech
Blacksburg , VA USA
UW West Madison Research Station - University Display Gardens
Verona , WI USA
Happiness Gardens, City of Wheat Ridge
Wheat Ridge , CO USA
Boerner Botanical Gardens
Hales Corners , WI USA
Garden of the Sun, Univ of California CES
Fresno, CA USA
Bellevue Park
Sault Ste. Marie, ON CANADA
Leo L. Levi All-America Selections Display
Newton Centre, MA USA
Humber Arboretum and Centre for Urban Ecology
Toronto, ON CANADA
Boone County Arboretum
Union, KY USA
Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park
Canandaigua , NY USA
Richland Student Farm
Decatur, IL USA
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Athens , GA USA
Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum
Cincinnati, OH USA
Pinafore Park
St. Thomas , ON CANADA
Queens Botanical Garden Society, Inc.
Flushing, NY USA
Kingwood Center
Mansfield , OH USA
A.R. Albert & Villetta Hawley-Albert Horticultural Garden
Hancock , WI USA
Foster Park Gardens
Fort Wayne , IN USA
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Dubuque, IA USA
Cole Gardens
Concord , NH USA
JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University
Raleigh , NC USA
Univ of Delaware Botanic Gardens
Newark, DE USA
Oregon State University Demonstration Garden
Redmond , OR USA
The Gardens at Heartland
Westfield, IN USA

Guidelines to Plan All-America Selections Display Gardens

Introduction

Nearly 200 botanical gardens, arboretums, colleges, universities, cooperative extensions, garden centers, seed companies, city civic centers, and public parks create All-America Selections® Display Gardens.

At the time of application, a garden must determine whether they will grow AAS® flowers and vegetables, AAS® flowers only, or AAS® vegetables only. To add either flowers or vegetables at a later date will require an application presented to the AAS® Board.

The Display Garden is to be located in a visible, high-traffic space open to the public. A locally publicized "open house" or "field day" is to be conducted during the growing season. The Display Garden is not required to evaluate and report the performance of AAS® Winners.

 

Average Number of Winners and Space Required

 In an average year, a Display Garden will be sent 25 to 55 AAS® Flower and/or Vegetable Winners. These include seeds of AAS® Winners for the current year, past four years, and the newly announced winners.

 There is no requirement for the amount of space to display any given variety. Other AAS® Display Gardens have determined that 20 square feet minimum is needed to do justice to a new variety of flowers. Therefore, a Display Garden should plan on devoting 500 to 1100 square feet to All-America Selections® Winners.

 

Using AAS® Winners in the Garden Design

 It is highly recommended and preferred that the All-America Selections® Winners be concentrated in one area, and planted in formal or informal landscape designs.

 

AAS® Signs and Variety Markers

An AAS® Display Garden weatherproof sign is available upon request, to clearly identify a newly approved garden as an official All-America Selections® Display Garden. We ask that the sign be placed in the bed where the AAS® Winners are on display. Variety markers (one per variety) accompany the seed of all AAS® Winners. Although you may choose not to use AAS® variety markers, we do require each All-America Selections® Winner be clearly identified by a label that includes the variety name and designation as an AAS® Winner and our color logo if possible.

 

Cost and Compensation

All-America Selections® does not compensate any Display Gardens for plantings. It is assumed most Display Gardens have landscape programs and that the AAS® Winners can be incorporated into the landscape design.

 

AAS® Publicity Program

All-America Selections® lists all Display Gardens on its website that is regularly promoted to thousands of garden writers, broadcasters, lecturers, and instructors. The AAS® website details the purpose of All-America Selections® and the valuable service contributed by AAS® Display Gardens. We encourage all gardens to submit digital photos of their AAS® Winner Display to the AAS® office. Our website offers a hyperlink to all Display Gardens that have websites. We encourage all Display Gardens to link back to the AAS® website as well.

 

Attracting Visitors

It is assumed that Display Gardens will make every effort to attract and welcome visitors during the peak season for garden flowers and vegetables. Since we publish the names and addresses of AAS® Display Gardens on the AAS®  website, home gardeners, garden writers, instructors and retail nursery operators will wish to see the plantings. Established Display Gardens have found that publicized "open house" or "field day" events greatly increase the number of garden visitors. Because AAS®  actively promotes your garden as an AAS®  Display Garden, the signage (either the signs we provide or your custom-design) is a vital tool in helping garden visitors locate the AAS®  Winners in your garden.

Policy to Maintain Official Display Garden Status

The AAS® Board of Directors' policy is that entities granted Display Garden status are expected to grow and maintain their gardens in an orderly, visually-appealing fashion. These gardens may be visited by AAS® Officers, Directors, and Judges during the course of their time on display and a report made to the Executive Director. Any Display Garden found to be in unacceptable condition may result in the revocation of Display Garden status.

A Display Garden is required to provide a minimum of one digital image of their AAS® display during or after the growing season. Please submit your digital image.

A Display Garden is to immediately notify AAS® of changes to their contact information.

 

Application Procedure

 An AAS® Display Garden application will be offered when Criteria have been met. Applications are submitted twice yearly to the Board of Directors at their January and Summer meetings. All-America Selections® Directors review the applications and must approve the garden applications.

 

1963 Gold Medal Winner

Zinnia Thumbelina

Grower and Retailers: AAS Winner tags and labels are available from these suppliers:

John Henry

MasterTag

United Label and Sato 

Customizable bench cards are available from:

Garden Center Marketing