Aug 15, 2019
AAS Awards Medallion of Honor

For the first time ever, All-America Selections recently honored two individuals with the AAS Medallion of Honor at the annual AAS/NGB Awards Banquet.

This year’s recipients are journalists Doug and Karen Weir-Jimerson.

The Medallion of Honor is typically presented to one individual who has given a lifelong dedication to the advancement of horticulture and contribution in raising the visibility of All-America Selections Winners.

Doug and Karen were the editorial force of, one of the first gardening e-commerce businesses in the 1990s, where they frequently wrote about and sold AAS Winners. As the years progress, Doug and Karen are continuing their writing work via Studio G, a creative agency they formed that specializes in garden, pet and food editorial.

This year’s banquet took place at Cantigny Park and Gardens in Wheaton, Illinois, one of the two hundred AAS Display Gardens across North America.

The AAS/NGB Awards Banquet is a time-honored celebration where industry representatives, judges, breeders, growers, retailers and resellers gather for the annual AAS and NGB Summer Summit.

The 2019 event included tours of The Gardens at Ball Horticultural Company, Cantigny Gardens, Lurvey Garden Center, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chalet Nursery and Lurie Garden.







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