At Green Bay Botanical Garden we not only evaluate all of our new plants throughout the Garden, but we also evaluate some specific trial plants all season long. As the Garden grows, we have become more involved with the horticultural science side of gardening. The trialing we perform allows our visitors and members to see new plants before they are released – to get them on their purchase list – and to ask local garden centers to supply them. Our trialing allows local garden centers and growers to see the plants perform in a garden setting which may help determine if they are worthy of adding to their garden center’s inventory.
During the summer of 2018, the Garden was involved in four major trialing efforts: