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  • Fall comes to the gardens.
    Still lots to see as the temperatures cool!
  • Amazing Aerial Footage!
    See the wetlands throughout the year from the air! See aerial footage on YouTube!
  • The Greenhouse Sales are back!
    New this week - hardy lily bulbs!
  • Greenhouse Sale takes the summer off.
    Check back in September for more great sales!


All-America Selections  (AAS) is an independent, non-profit organization that tests new varieties then introduces only the best garden performers as AAS Winners. More than 200 educational institutions and public and private institutions create AAS Display Gardens and we are proud to have been a Display Garden since 2004.




AAS Annual Display Garden

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Each year we receive seeds of annuals and vegetables which we propagate in our greenhouses and then plant into the raised beds.  As well as providing an exciting visual display, these gardens provide a valuable service to visitors, journalists, photographers, and students.  Each plant is labeled for ease of identification, allowing for anyone interested in a particular plant to learn more.  In addition we have information cards on each plant found on display.  Looking for a new tomato variety to try, or seeking a specific colour of zinnia for your garden? This is a great place to get ideas.  You’ll find some of the selections throughout the rest of the Botanic Gardens, giving you an idea of how they can be used in other garden settings. 


Some of the plants we are excited to display this year include butterfly plant (Gaura Sparkle White'), zinnias (Zinnia 'Profusion Double Deep Salmon' and 'Profusion Double Hot Cherry'), lettuce (Lactuca sativa 'Sandy') and tomatoes (Solanum lycoperiscum 'Jasper', 'Fantastico', and 'Mountain Merit').

For a complete list of AAS Winners and more information click here to visit the AAS website.