Celebrate the Year of the Garden by visiting an AAS Display Garden!
In support of our Canadian friends and their celebration of 2022 as the Year of the Garden, we are taking the opportunity to highlight and feature the AAS Display Gardens that are located in Canada. Each garden plays a significant role in educating home gardeners and the public about All-America Selections. Not only will you see a beautiful display of flowers at these gardens but they can also explain the AAS trialing process and how those varieties became AAS Winners. These gardens are “Living the Garden Life” each and every day. #YearoftheGarden #Lifethegardenlife
What is the Year of the Garden?
The Canadian Garden Council (CGC) has proclaimed 2022 as the “Year of the Garden”. It is an important year for the public to be inspired, entertained, and informed by Canada’s Garden-Family – the thousands of plant growers, product manufacturers, retailers, landscape service providers, horticulture societies, garden clubs, and public gardens from across the nation.
“We encouraged everyone in the Garden-Family, from horticulture professionals to horticulture societies and public gardens, to embrace 2022 as an opportunity to share our passion and knowledge to help more Canadians enjoy the benefits of gardens and gardening”, says Michel Gauthier, Executive Director of the Canadian Garden Council. “We want people to ‘live the garden life’ and think about gardens indoors, on their balconies, in their yards, in schools, at work, and in their communities. We want them to appreciate gardens while cooking on their barbecues, traveling on trips, and shopping in their downtowns. We will commemorate Canada’s rich garden heritage, celebrate today’s vibrant garden culture, and create legacies for a sustainable future, and in doing so, nurture a nation of gardeners.”
All-America Selections (AAS) works with many public gardens throughout North America. An AAS Display Garden is most typically a public garden, extension garden, or garden retailer that plants, displays and marks AAS Winning varieties in their gardens. Display Gardens are an integral part of the AAS public relations program to help inform home gardeners about AAS Winners.
With that in mind, we recognize and thank the following AAS Display Gardens that are located in Canada.
Calgary Zoo Botanical Garden (Flowers)
Muttart Conservatory, City of Edmonton (Flowers)
Olds College (Flowers & Edibles)
Rotary Park (Flowers)
Vandusen Botanical Garden (Flowers & Edibles)
West Coast Seeds (Flowers & Edibles)
Assiniboine Park Conservatory (Flowers & Edibles)
Memorial University of Newfoundland (Flowers & Edibles)
Agriculture Canada Ornamental Gardens (Flowers & Edibles)
Bellevue Park (Flowers & Edibles)
Centennial Park Conservatory (Flowers & Edibles)
Country Heritage Park (Flowers & Edibles)
Hannah Park Community Garden (Edibles)
Humber Arboretum (Flowers & Edibles)
Royal Botanical Gardens (Flowers & Edibles)
Shell Park (Flowers & Edibles)
Waterworks Park (Flowers)
William Dam Seeds (Flowers & Edibles)
Domaine Joly-De Lotbiniere (Fowers & Edibles)
Jardin Daniel A. Seguin (Fowers & Edibles)
Montreal Botanical Garden (Flowers & Edibles)
Parc Marie-Victorin (Flowers & Edibles)
Universite Laval (Flowers & Edibles)
Hamlet of Gray Pocket Gardens (Flowers & Edibles)
University of Saskatchewan (Flowers & Edibles)
Any public garden not listed above but interested in learning more about the AAS Display Garden program can read more here.
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