“Mix and mingle” with industry peers and get a peek at a few incredible test gardens and passion projects July 13, 2020, at 5 p.m. during the inaugural tHRIve Virtual Garden Party hosted by the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the AmericanHort foundation.
Tour around the country with HRI from the comfort of your home during this virtual happy hour! You are encouraged to mix up some garden-inspired cocktails or mocktails as you join in on intimate garden tours led by some of the most passionate growers in the business. Our virtual tour stops include:
Illinois - “The Gardens at Midwest Groundcovers”
Tour Guide: Gary Knosher, Director, Midwest Groundcovers
Learn how Midwest Groundcovers takes steps to evaluate consumer trends and get a peek at some of the display and design gardens on property.
Texas - “Hall Hacienda Gardens & Estate”
Tour Guide: Dr. Charlie Hall, AmericanHort Chief Economist
Take a look at the Hall Hacienda gardens and estate as Dr. Hall walks us through his backyard paradise and points out some of his favorite plants.
California - “From Home Plate to Backyard Oasis”
Tour Guide: Jon Reelhorn, President, Belmont Nursery
See how a bare plot of land inspired a baseball field, sprawling landscape, and impressive outdoor escape at Jon's personal residence.
Michigan - "Garden on the Grand"
Tour Guide: Tim Wood, Product Development Manager, Spring Meadow Nursery
Get an inside look at the trialing strategies and beautiful hydrangeas, roses, clematis, and several other plant varieties at the test gardens at Dale Deppe’s personal residence.
Texas - “Private Backyard Retreat”
Tour Guide: Todd Davis, Sales Director, Orora Visual
Learn how Todd Davis transformed a dilapidated yard into an inviting backyard retreat, featuring drought-resistant plants and innovative designs.
HRI will have special moments to share throughout the live event as we celebrate recent horticultural advances. Come be inspired and support HRI’s work to make an impact in four strategic research areas of focus: Plant Benefits, Innovative Solutions, Consumer Insights, and Practical and Actionable Solutions. Most of all, come have some fun and celebrate the conclusion of the first day of Cultivate’20 Virtual.
HRI will have options for accepting live donations before and during this event. If you would like to share a live or pre-recorded message along with your donation, please contact Jennifer Gray at 614.884.1155 to coordinate your donation before 7/9/20 at 5 p.m.
With a donation of $250, you're not only helping HRI, you'll also receive a special commemorative donor gift following our event. This donation secures your spot at our Garden Party.
With a donation of $500, you're not only helping HRI, you'll also receive a special commemorative donor gift following our event. This donation secures your spot at our Garden Party.
With a donation of $1000, you're not only helping HRI, you'll also receive a special commemorative donor gift following our event. This donation secures your spot at our Garden Party.