May 9, 2018
Southern Garden Tour to Take Place in June

Young’s Plant Farm, University of Georgia and Metrolina Greenhouses will host the 2018 Southern Garden Tour in June.

The tour will take place June 5-7. All retailers, breeders, brokers, growers, industry professionals, media, and students are welcome to attend.

Young’s Plant Farm will host an Open House on June 5.

The Young’s trial garden consists of 26,400 square feet of raised beds which include both sun and shade conditions. The garden features over 300 combination plantings in containers, hanging baskets and landscaped beds as well as 432 in ground comparison trials with new varieties.

University of Georgia is the second stop on June 6. The garden is located in a  unique setting in the heart of UGA’s south campus with 23 raised beds, shade garden, bog garden, water garden, sun garden and eye level garden. Some features are 190 stone cast containers, 150 hanging baskets, perennial collection and a 121 rose cultivars.

Metrolina Greenhouses will host an open house on June 7.  The trial garden at Metrolina includes 1,200 varieties of annuals (introductions and benchmarks) planted in ground and in containers, an extensive perennial garden that is overwintered for two years, 450 combinations in hanging baskets and containers in both sun and shade, a hydrangea comparison trial that was planted in 2016 and a zinnia comparison trial new this summer. The purpose of the trial garden at Metrolina is to test garden performance under North Carolina conditions.

Also check out the Southern Garden Tour Facebook page for more @SouthernGardenTour

Young’s Plant Farm
June 5 — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1166 Lee Rd. 9 (Biltmore Ln.)
Auburn, Alabama

RSVP to: [email protected]

University of Georgia
June 6 — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
1030 W. Green St.
Athens, Georgia                                                                                               
RSVP to: [email protected]

Metrolina Greenhouses
June 7 — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
16400 Huntersville-Concord Rd.
Huntersville, North Carolina

RSVP to: [email protected]

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