An open house will be held Aug. 18, beginning at 9 a.m. Included will be an exclusive personal tour of the trial gardens hosted by Rodger Tschanz of the University of Guelph.
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This open house is a joint project between Landscape Ontario, the University of Guelph and the Ontario Parks Association. Their goal is to provide a first look at new-and-improved cultivars in a real-life setting. See how the new plants perform in wind and poor soils, and while under disease pressure – this is a unique opportunity to see what performs well, despite everything!
Open house guests will be treated to a program including a presentation on rain gardens, the story of the garden's expansion and highlights of the 2016 trial.
Where: Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association, 7856 Fifth Line S., Milton, Ont., L9T 2X8.
When: Thursday, Aug. 18, beginning at 9 a.m.
AND THEN DRIVE TO U OF GUELPH
Afternoon tours will also be offered at the University of Guelph Trial Garden site. See an All America Selections judging trial, plus a ground bed and container trial of over 400 annuals and perennials. Directions will be provided at the Landscape Ontario trials open house.
U of Guelph is also hosting a public open house on Friday, Aug. 19, from noon to 8, and Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 to 3.