Annual & Perennial Trials

All-America Selections (AAS) Trials

Green Bay Botanical Garden is one of about 80 trial gardens in the United States that compares breeder’s entry plants against the most commonly grown industry standards of that particular plant. The entry plants are compared and rated against the comparison plants throughout the trial, and then a score sheet is sent into AAS at the end of the evaluation period. This year 11 seed propagated and 3 vegetatively propagated entries will be evaluated against 26 comparisons for a total of 40 different plant varieties. Our results are tabulated along with those from the other trial gardens to determine if the entry plant is worthy of an AAS designation. Look for AAS plants and seeds when shopping this season to get proven performers into your garden.

The All-America Selections Trials and display beds can be seen in our Partnership Garden (below the Stumpf Belvedere) and in the Children’s Gardening Patch (near the Stumpf Hobbit House).

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