Plant Trial Field Day

Date: August 7, 2012
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: 1066 Bogue Street- MSU Campus Plant & Soil Sciences Bldg. (1st floor) East Lansing, MI 48823
Contact: Jennifer Sweet or Art Cameron Phone: 517-355-5191 x1339 (Jennifer) or x1338 (Art)

Greenhouse growers, landscapers, garden center operators, nurserymen, and plant enthusiasts are invited to participate in this annual event on the Michigan State University campus. Come to view the Trial Gardens in a beautiful landscaped setting, which include annuals, perennials, vegetables and native plants.

We will have a morning session featuring Dr. Art Cameron (MSU Garden Director) and Katie McCarver (Annual Trial Garden Manager) who will discuss new trends and best performers. Also, representatives from many of the major breeding companies including Ball Horticulture, Benary, Dummen, Floranova, Plug Connection, Proven Winners, Sakata, Takii and Westhoff will present some of their favorite new introductions and proven performers.

In the afternoon, there will be guided tours of the gardens and the options for informal discussions of plant performance and care. For a complete schedule, download the program above and view page 14.

For more information on the MSU Trial Gardens, visit http://trialgardens.hrt.msu.edu. Please park in the MSU Garden visitor parking lot, which is located on Bogue Street, just north of the railroad tracks.Click here for a map showing construction and detours near the MSU Gardens.

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