“Mix and mingle” with industry peers and get a peek at a few impressive grower operations and passion projects January 7, 2021 at 5 p.m. during the tHRIve Virtual Winter Garden Party hosted by the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the AmericanHort foundation.
Tour around the world 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.
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 beginning of 2021!
Tour stops include:
Texas - J. Berry Nursery
Tour Guide: Jim Berry and the J. Berry Nursery Team
J. Berry and his team are well known in the industry for their dedication to plant breeding and crop improvement. Now join us for a look at the Texas facility where all of the magic happens and get a sneak peek at upcoming genetics.
Nicaragua - Las Limas, Ball FloraPlant
Tour Guide: Mike Klopmeyer, Ball FloraPlant
Have you ever wondered what a day-in-the-life looks like for a cutting? Well now you can find out! Follow our new friend around his home as we tour Ball FloraPlant's largest production farm, Las Limas, in Nicaragua.
Pennsylvania - Longwood Gardens
Tour Guide: Casey Sclar, American Public Gardens Association
What’s better than learning about one of the plant collections at Longwood Gardens? Learning about two! Get a behind-the-scenes look and learn about these important plant collections along with APGA's role in horticulture.
Ohio - Brian Decker’s Home Garden
Tour Guide: Brian Decker, Decker Nurseries
Brian Decker's horticultural career began about the same time he started walking, but it wasn't until very recently that he discovered the joy of growing his own food. Come tour his impressive home garden - built on ingenuity and curiosity. (You’ll even get to hear some of his secrets to success!)
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 12/16/20 at 5 p.m.