The William Jennings Bryan Statue Garden was awarded the prestigious designation as an All-America Selections (AAS) Display Garden in the spring of 2009. Each year our design committee creates new plans where we plant many annuals for your enjoyment. We have been very fortunate to have the support of the Salem High School and others who work hard to raise some of the flowers from seed for our garden and perform other project work in the garden.
All-America Selections was founded in 1932 and consists of trial grounds throughout the nation where flower and vegetable varieties are grown and assessed by skilled judges annually. Their mission is to promote new garden seed varieties with superior performance and to inform the public of the AAS winners each year. AAS continues as the oldest established international organization in North America.
The William Jennings Bryan Statue Garden has featured AAS plants of merit.
A special thanks to Elisa Hourigan from Four Seasons Garden Center and Nursery in Salem, Il who was very instrumental in getting this award and designation possible early in our garden club beginnings.
For additional information, there are links below to the AAS website
You can also search locations across the United States where you will find our garden under “Salem Memorial Garden” .
PLANT SELECTION 2016- TO SEE WHAT IS AT OUR GARDEN, VIEW AND CLICK LINKS