Archive | September 9, 2014

21 More Day to Vote: American Garden Award

Reprinted with Permission of the National Garden Board:


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Participating Gardens:

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Boerner Botanical Gardens
Callaway Gardens
Cantigny Gardens
Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Cole Gardens
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden
Denver Botanic Gardens
Domaine Joly-De Lotbiniere
Garfield Park Arts Center
International Peace Garden
JC Raulston Arboretum
Longwood Gardens
LSU Burden Center
Massachusetts Horticulture Society
Meadow Brook Hall
Missouri Botanical Garden
Montreal Botanic Garden
MSU Horticulture Gardens
North Carolina Arboretum
Oglebay Resort
Oklahoma State University
The Oregon Garden
Pier 39
Powell Gardens
Reiman Gardens – Iowa State Univ.
Rotary Botanical Gardens
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
University of TN Gardens – Knoxville
Vander Veer Botanical Park
Zilker Botanical Gardens

Just 21 More Days to Vote!

2014 American
Garden Award 

SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 

American Garden Award is a unique opportunity for you to vote for your favorite garden flower!

In 2014, there are four flower varieties that have been recently introduced to the market so they are available at retail. All four entries (aka “Contestants”) were planted earlier this summer in thirty-two display gardens across North America. Voting is open just three more weeks until the end of September and the winners will be announced in early October. The four stunning entries are listed below and you can get in on the fun by voting in three ways:

1) Go to the American Garden Award website now and click on your favorite flower.

2) Visit a participating garden (Click here for the list) and text your vote using the special voting codes found on the signs in the garden. (Southern gardens are planted, the northern gardens will be planted at the appropriate time for their zone.)

3) Use the pre-paid postcard ballots found at the most participating gardens.

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with the voting results. May the favorite garden flower win!

The Four Stunning Contestants:

Arrabona Red

Foxglove Digiplexis Illumination® Flame

Violet F1

® Radiant Blue

What is American Garden Award?

The American Garden Award program offers a unique opportunity for the gardening public to vote on a specific flower that they think has the most appealing garden characteristics. Some of the world’s most prestigious flower breeders have chosen their best varieties to enter into this competition. Then, in cooperation with many highly respected public gardens across North America, we present the entries so consumers can view the plants in person, then vote on their favorite. For those consumers and home gardeners who are unable to view the flowers in person, they can visit the AGA website and vote there. The American Garden award program is administered by the All-America Selections Display Garden program. AGA entries have not been trialed nor awarded a winner status by the AAS Trial Judges.