Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Seeks “All-America” Status

~Como Competes in All-America Selection Landscape Design Contest~

For the second year in a row, the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory is competing in the All-America Selections Landscape Design Contest. The Conservatory is proud to participate in a contest that highlights various plants that are developed, grown, tested, and appreciated in the United States.

Como’s Display Garden, which is located around the “Welcome” sign near the Visitor Center entrance, contains several All-America Selection wining pants including Zinnia ‘Double Zahara Cherry’, Salvia ‘Summer Jewel Red’, Kale ‘Glamor Red’, and Vinca ‘Jams and Jellies’.

The Conservatory’s garden entry in 2012 earned the third place spot for gardens with over 100,000 annual visitors.

All-America Selections (AAS) created the Landscape Design Contest in 2012 to provide an opportunity for certified AAS Display Gardens to use their creativity and garden space to feature AAS winning plants which are chosen based on their performance, novelty, and aesthetics. The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory is one of approximately two hundred AAS Display Gardens in the United States and Canada.

More information about All-American Selection Display Gardens and winning plants can be found at