Dec 19, 2019
NGB/AAS Summer Summit Set for September

The National Garden Bureau, All-America Selections and the Home Garden Seed Association have announced the 2020 summer meeting will take place Sept. 9-11, with the AAS Judges meeting on Sep. 12, in Vancouver, B.C.

In 2020, for the first time since 2015, the three organizations are joining forces to host a meeting for AAS judges, AAS Display Gardens, NGB members, HGSA members, other AAS Ambassadors, breeders, brokers, growers, retailers, media, garden writers and anyone who would like to attend to learn more about the organizations and their activities are welcome to attend.

Event Overview*:

  • Sept. 9: Day of arrival. Registration is open from 4-6 p.m. Welcome Reception is from 6-8 p.m.  at The Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport in Richmond, B.C.
  • Sep. 10 and Friday, Sept. 11: Site visits for tours include our host and both the AAS and HGSA Trials site West Coast Seeds, AAS Trials at Minter’s Country Gardens, Van Belle Nursery,  Qualitree Propagators , VanDusen Botanic Garden, UBC’s Botanical Garden, Emma Lea Farms, Westham Island Herb Farm and much more!
  • Sept. 10: Tonight’s banquet will have a special theme in honor of National Garden Bureau’s 100th anniversary.
  • Sept. 11: Tonight’s dinner is the “almost-famous” Dinner with Peers where we get to explore the many cuisines this region has to offer.
  • Sept. 12: AAS Judge’s Meeting from 7:00-9:00 a.m. so you can still enjoy the day sightseeing, if you choose.

*Exact events and tour stops subject to change

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