The AAS Garden features premier garden annuals from the All-America Selections program. The AAS program promotes new garden seed varieties with superior garden performance judged in impartial trials in North America. Founded in 1933, over 700 plants have been introduced through this program. The AAS Garden at the Gardens features latest and past years’ introductions, which includes annual bedding plants and vegetables.
Denver Botanic Gardens is part of the AAS’s American Garden Award competition where visitors, patrons and gardeners get an opportunity to cast their vote for their favorite flower in a competition. Signage in the AAS Garden prompts visitors through the voting process. Voting is May 1 through September 30.