An improved resource for award-winning varieties
November 30, 2016 By Dave Harrison
Nov. 30, 2016, Downers Grove, IL – All-America Selections has a newly redesigned and revamped website.
Key features of the new website include a cleaner and more attractive design, a more engaging user experience – such as an enhanced search for AAS Winners – easy and simple to navigation and, for the first time, the web site is now mobile friendly.
“The new enhancements and search features will ensure a positive and informative user experience for all of our visitors, both industry professionals and gardening consumers,” said Mark Gross, chair of the AAS marketing and communications committee.
The primary function of the website is to highlight all AAS winners, from 1932 to the present. An intuitive search function allows users to search by year, annuals class, perennials class or edible class, winner type, regional winners and suggested usage. Each individual AAS winner page provides extensive details on that specific plant including photos, a description and a separate page showing where to buy AAS winners from National Garden Bureau member’s online stores.
For commercial horticulture, the “Industry” tab provides easy-to-navigate information for judges, breeders, display gardens and AAS ambassadors. Breeders can find and download entry forms for each of the four AAS trials. Judges, after logging in, can access entry descriptions and score sheets. Garden retailers can download signs and variety markers for recent AAS winners under “Signs and Brochures.”
Those interested in helping promote AAS winners can find the AAS logos, explanatory signage and PowerPoints under the “AAS Ambassador Tools” section.
A searchable list of all AAS display gardens is located under the “Display Gardens” tab where consumers can locate gardens to visit in their local area.
ABOUT ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS
All-America Selections is a non-profit organization founded in 1932 to anonymously test new plants for home gardening. It uses a network of 80+ volunteer judges in more than 40 trials grounds across North America to rate entries against comparisons. It then uses an active publicity program to promote the best performers that are declared AAS Winners.
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