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Diane Blazek

American Garden Award is unique in that it is the only opportunity (that we know of) for the nation to vote for their favorite flower. For 2013, we have four flower varieties and all four entries (aka "Contestants") are now planted in thirty-one display gardens across North America so voting is open from now until August 31, 2013.

This year there are four striking entries (pictured below). May the best garden performer win! Anyone can get in on the fun by voting for their favorite in one of three ways:

1) By visiting a participating garden (listed below) and text your vote using the special voting codes found on the signs in the garden.

2) Go to the American Garden Award website and click on your favorite flower.

3) Use the pre-paid postcard ballots found at the participating gardens.

Participating Gardens:
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Boerner Botanical Gardens
Callaway Gardens
Cantigny Gardens
Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Cole Gardens
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden
Denver Botanic Gardens
Domaine Joly-De Lotbiniere
Garfield Park Arts Center
International Peace Garden
JC Raulston Arboretum
Kentucky Exposition Center
Longwood Gardens
LSU Burden Center
Massachusetts Horticulture Society
Meadow Brook Hall
Missouri Botanical Garden
MSU Horticulture Gardens
New York Botanical Garden
Oklahoma State University
The Oregon Garden
Park Seed Trial Gardens
Pier 39
Powell Gardens
Reiman Gardens - Iowa State Univ.
Rotary Botanical Gardens
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
University of TN Gardens - Knoxville
Zilker Botanical Gardens


Posted August 9, 2013

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