DALLAS, USA: On Wednesday, June 29th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Dallas Arboretum invites industry professionals to its annual Plant Trials Field Day.
Arboretum Horticulture staff will share the garden’s trial results from the acclaimed trial garden programme that include data of what plants performed well and which ones survived the Texas weather this past year.
The garden also provides awards – FlameProof® and Arboretum Approved – for plants that have thrived and outperformed others.
The Dallas Arboretum Trial programme is internationally known as one of the premier places to test plants for extreme weather conditions, especially high heat and humidity. Thousands of plants are tested annually including bulbs, perennials, shrubs, trees, groundcovers and vegetables.
Another benefit is for suppliers, breeders, growers and landscapers to network with each other and to share best practices. Attendees are able to tour the trial gardens, including the vegetable trial garden that the Arboretum has tested for seven years.
In 2019, the Dallas Arboretum opened the Tom and Phyllis McCasland Horticulture Center, where the staff has been growing nearly 90 per cent of the plants for the garden in a controlled environment before transplanting them to the Arboretum, thus saving thousands of dollars.
Another highlight is A Tasteful Place, a 3.5-acre area dedicated to growing, harvesting and preparing fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits in a healthful manner. The vegetables that have been trialed are transplanted and used in this potager garden, or working kitchen garden, for samplings, demonstrations and more.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The garden is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Dallas Morning News is the principal partner of the Dallas Arboretum. The Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. WFAA is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Onsite Check-in & Registration: 10:00 a.m.
Lunch & Networking: 11:30 a.m.
Presentation of Winners: 12:30-3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas, TX 75218
COST: $25 online at https://reservations.dallasarboretum.org/Policies.aspx
For more information on Dallas Arboretum’s Trial Programme visit www.dallasplanttrials.org