2014 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Impatiens New Guinea Florific™ Sweet Orange F1
National Winner
2014 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Ornamental Pepper NuMex Easter
National Winner
2014 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Gaura Sparkle White
National Winner
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Bean Mascotte
National Winner
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Pepper Giant Ristra F1
Regional Winner (Mountain/Southwest)
2014 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Angelonia Serenita™ Pink F1
National Winner
2014 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Penstemon Arabesque™ Red F1
Regional Winner (Heartland, Mountain/Southwest, West/Northwest)
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Pumpkin Cinderella's Carriage F1
Regional Winner (Southeast, Great Lakes, Mountain/Southwest)
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Tomato Chef's Choice Orange F1
National Winner
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Tomato Mountain Merit F1
Regional Winner (Heartland)
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Cucumber Pick a Bushel F1
Regional Winner (Heartland, Great Lakes)
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Cucumber Saladmore Bush F1
Regional Winner (Southeast)
2014 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Petunia African Sunset F1
National Winner
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Radish Rivoli
Regional Winner (Southeast, Heartland, West/Northwest)
2014 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Osteospermum Akila® Daisy White F1
National Winner
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Eggplant Patio Baby F1
Regional Winner (Northeast)
2014 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Sunflower Suntastic Yellow with Black Center F1
Regional Winner (Great Lakes)
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Pepper Mama Mia Giallo F1
National Winner
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Tomato Fantastico F1
National Winner

AAS Display Garden Feature

 

The Arboretum State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

500 Alumni Drive, Lexington, KY 40503

The Arboretum, 100 acres of preserved green space located in the center of Lexington, was created in 1991 as a joint effort between the University of Kentucky and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government in cooperation with the Friends of the Arboretum, a non-profit, member supported organization. The Arboretum serves as a community center for environmental education, horticulture, urban forestry renewal, and urban sanctuary.

Named in March 2000 the “Official State Botanical Garden for the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” the main attractions include The Walk Across Kentucky, the Kentucky Children’s Garden, The Rose Garden, and The Home Demonstration Garden.

The 4-acre Home Demonstration Garden, home to the All-America Selections Display Garden and AAS Trials, also includes a water garden, herb garden, vegetable plots, perennial garden, butterfly garden, annual flowers, and fountains with sculptures. The purpose of the HDG, one of the first features of The Arboretum to be developed in the early 1990’s, is to demonstrate appropriate plants for inclusion in home landscapes in Kentucky.

An AAS Display Garden since 2001, their award winning 2013 AAS Display Garden featured flowers and vegetables intermingled to demonstrate the aesthetic qualities of vegetables and for that “wow” while walking through the garden. The attractive garden was designed in a series of twelve spoke-shaped beds for growing the All America Selections Trials and AAS Winners. Docents provided tours of the garden to numerous master garden groups, garden clubs and church groups. The overall “spoke” design of the Home Demonstration Garden and accompanying brochure were very helpful in explaining the garden and All-America Selections to their visitors.

1979 Gold Medal Winner

Pea Sugar Snap

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

John Henry

MasterTag

United Label and Sato