Mar 6, 2019
NGB to Host Public Gardens’ Directors During California Spring Trials

National Garden Bureau (NGB) will be attending the California Spring Trials again this year. NGB will be traveling with four influential horticulturists, all from popular public gardens.

The goal and intent of this sponsored trip is to connect the originating breeder and broker side of the industry with consumers via public gardens.

NGB is the non-profit organization promoting gardening on behalf of the horticulture industry and its members,

Each year since 2015 NGB has invited a group of horticulturists to accompany them to the CA Spring Trials and/or the CA Vegetable Trials. The list of #NGBplantnerd alumni now numbers more than 32 individuals whose exposure to this event has led to a greater understanding of annual, perennial and vegetable breeding and the chain of distribution from breeder to consumer.

The Public Gardens attending the 2019 Spring Trials with NGB personnel are:

  • Green Bay Botanical Garden: Mark Konlock
  • LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden: Jeff Kuehny
  • Rotary Botanical Gardens: Mark Dwyer
  • University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center: Steve Poppe

National Garden Bureau encourages the industry to use the hashtag #CASpringTrials (without a year) to build community and exposure for the event and the new varieties introduced there.

National Garden Bureau would like to thank the following NGB Members for their sponsorship contributions which make this trip possible:

  • All-America Selections
  • American Takii
  • Ball Horticulture/PanAmerican Seed
  • Dümmen Orange
  • Benary
  • Hem Genetics
  • Proven Winners
  • Sakata
  • Syngenta Flowers



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