January 1, 2019
Quebec gardens recognized by AAS
Two Quebec gardens were among the winners of All-America Selections (AAS) 2018 Landscape Design Challenge. Jardin Daniel A. Sequin of Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., placed second in the 10,001 to 100,000 visitor category, and Noresco at the Montreal Botanical Gardens came second in the over 100,000 visitors per year category. The 2018 theme was “Get Social in the Garden.”
The Jardin Daniel A. Sequin AAS display garden was located on the site right at the entrance, which is a social gathering place. The garden showcased AAS winning plants in a terraced flowerbed with each plant clearly identified.
The horticulturist team at the Montreal Botanical Garden created places for garden visitors to sit down, relax, take a photo or selfie, and then post to social media. They integrated the AAS flower bed into the novelty garden, using 25 AAS winner plants.