We look for gardens who are interested in forming a partnership with All-America Selections. This includes:
- A garden with a significant amount of visitor traffic
- A garden willing to place the AAS Winners in a prominent location
- Staff and volunteers willing to learn the AAS Story and be able to teach and educate other garden workers as well as garden visitors. (We supply informational materials)
- A garden that will designate each AAS Winner by variety name and showcase it as an AAS Winner, by using provided variety markers or using their own labels.
- A garden contact who is engaged and willing to communicate with AAS, including the annual verification process.
- A long-term commitment to the partnership, not in one year and out the next.
- Gardens that do community outreach and education as part of their mission.
Once a garden determines they would like to be involved, they must decide whether they will grow AAS flowers and edibles, AAS flowers only, or AAS edibles only.
Ideally, the AAS Winners are planted in a highly visible, high-traffic location(s) as possible. A locally publicized event during the growing season adds to the attractiveness of a garden.
Please note: gardens must be open to the public. Home gardens are not open to the public.