American Garden Award Entries on Display at Conservatory

The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory is one of 28 prestigious gardens participating in this year’s All-America Selections American Garden Award, the nation’s only popularity contest for flowers. The American Garden Award is a unique opportunity for the public to vote on a specific flower that they think has the most appealing garden characteristics. The six entries for 2012 are: Angelonia angustifolia ‘Serena® Blue’ Begonia boliviensis ‘Santa Cruz™ Sunset’ Gazania ‘Big Kiss™ White Flame’ F1 Petchoa x hybrida ‘SuperCal® Pink Ice’ Petunia ‘Surfinia® Deep Red’ Sunflower ‘Goldie’ F1 Voting is open June 1 – August 31 and winners are announced in September. To view the entries and place your vote, visit the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory before August 31. You can also vote online at