Selections 2014

Plants bearing this symbol have been selected annually since 1997 by a committee of horticulturists from across New England.

Hardy Kiwi Arctic Beauty

Clematis 'Betty Corning'

Hardy Kiwi ‘Arctic Beauty’

American Wisteria

The Cary Award Program is administered by:

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The Cary Award

The Cary Award is a program to promote outstanding plants for New England gardens. Named in honor of Shewsbury plantsman Ed Cary, it highlights home landscape plants that have proven their performance in New England.

Any person may nominate a plant they think is worthy of receiving this award. The award is given to the plant, not the person nominating it. The Cary Award Program is a collaborative effort of the Worcester County Horticultural Society, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, the New England Nursery Association, the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association, and numerous other organizations across New England.

Purpose of the Program


Award-winning plants are advertised with promotional materials made available to participating wholesale and retail nurseries and garden centers.