Shell Park’s vibrant All-America Selections trial gardens in full bloom

Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Featuring never-before-seen flowers and plants

The Town of Oakville invites residents to visit the radiant flowers and plants at Shell Park’s beautiful All-America Selections (AAS) trial garden while they’re still in full bloom.

Park visitors will find signage which lists the AAS varieties being used in the garden beds. The newly developed seed varieties are based on traditional plants (such as petunias and marigolds) and are being tested for flower size, colour and hardiness. Town of Oakville gardening crews are frequently on site and available to answer questions about the featured flowers and plants.

“These AAS trial gardens help determine the top performing seeds that will bloom into reliable and vibrant flora,” said Chris Mark, director, Parks and Open Space. “Gardening enthusiasts will enjoy the new plant varieties at Shell Park’s demonstration gardens — everything is clearly labelled so visitors can identify their favourites and incorporate them into their own gardens next year.”

This is the fifth year that the town has participated in the AAS demonstration program. Shell Park is located at 3307 Lakeshore Road West.

AAS is an independent, non-profit organization that donates and tests new seed varieties, deeming only the best garden seed performers as AAS Winners. These top performing seeds offer gardeners reliable new varieties that have proven their superior garden performance in trail grounds across North America. Details about the AAS demonstration gardens and seeds can be found on the AAS website.