24 November 2015
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Summer Open Days 2015

The 2015 Summer Showcase

9am - 5pm

Ball Colegrave was delighted to have welcomed a record number of professional Bedding and Pot Plant Producers, Garden Centres, Parks, Landscapers, Garden Designers and Home Gardeners to its Trials Grounds in West Adderbury this July.

The 8 acre site came alive with a spectacle of colour, undoubtedly the most exciting and innovative presentation of its kind in the UK. Over 50,000 Annual and Perennial plants are bedded out in the trial and display beds and in excess of 3,000 baskets and patio containers are planted up for the event.

Ball Colegrave has been conducting plant variety trials and customer open days from their Trial Grounds in West Adderbury for 52 years. Today’s Trial Grounds not only presents the companies assortment of catalogue varieties in a rich display of settings and retail ideas, but also comprehensively evaluates hundreds of new future lines before introduction. This ensures that when a product is introduced in the Ball Colegrave catalogues, our staff and visitors have seen it and know it performs under UK growing conditions!

A visit to the Annual Summer Open Days always presents a special opportunity for Plant Nursery’s, Retail Plant Buyers and Parks Teams to review their current plant range as well as identify new products for next
season as well as assess experimental lines for future introduction.

This Summer visitors were able to explore even more innovative products and retail ideas in the relaxed and friendly surroundings of the Oxfordshire countryside, which included;

• 200 New Plants for 2016

• A daily presentation on New Varieties, including handy culture tips

• Innovative colour-themed patio gardens

• Creating your own personalised plant combinations in a special Interactive Retail Plant Zone (developed in association with Hortipak)

• See first-hand over 700 experimental Annual and Perennial varieties we are trialling for future introduction’

• Displays of market leading patio baskets and container plant varieties

• Tomato trials

• Patio vegetables

• Perennial gardens

2015 Map of Ball Colegrave Gardens

For more information please contact Customer Services on 01295 811 833

For directions to Ball Colegrave, please click on this link.

To watch a short promotional video about the 2015 Summer Showcase, Click here.

To see the results of the 2015 Blue Flag (Favourite varieites), Click here.

For a downloadable copy of the Trends Summer Showcase Gardens brochure detailing all the varieties used in the themed displays, Click here.

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