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Summer Showcase 2021

We were delighted to have welcomed back so many visitors in July and August from across the professional plant industry to the 2021 Summer Showcase in West Adderbury.

This year’s event not only presented numerous leading varieties in baskets, containers and flower beds, but also included extensive Perennial and Annual presentations in ‘retail ready’ pot displays, something customers really appreciated being able to see.

Highlights included…

  •  See the latest New Varieties for 2022
  •  Pergola ‘Garden Room’ displays of market leading patio plant varieties
  •  Retail ready plant displays 
  •  Extensive Experimental Annual and Perennial Trials in pots, containers and baskets 
  •  Colour themed and "Bee Friendly" Gardens
  •  Greenhouse Pot Trials

    … plus, always lots of friendly advice from our team of experts

The extended trialling area of over 2,000 experimental Annual and Perennial varieties provided visitors full transparency on ‘What’s cooking in the kitchen’, a great insight to the continuous stream of future new plant varieties.

Trialling is at the heart of everything we do as we believe it is incredibly important for anyone involved in production and retail to see how the up-and-coming new plant developments perform in real growing and garden conditions.

As always, Ball offer visitors the opportunity to vote for their favourite varieties from any of the trials or plant displays. We are delighted to share these results with you. Over 1,000 votes were cast which were equally split between Annual and Perennial varieties.

2022 Trade Summer Showcase

Pencil these dates in your diary for next year’s 2022 Trade Summer Showcase. Invitations will follow nearer the time:
12-14, 9-21, 26-28 July (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only), 9am to 5pm.

58 years of Plant Trials

Ball Colegrave has been conducting plant variety trials and customer open days from their Trial Grounds in West Adderbury for 58 years.
Today’s Trial Grounds not only presents the companies wide assortment of catalogue varieties in a rich display of settings and retail ideas, but also comprehensively evaluates thousands 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 really does perform well under UK growing conditions!
A visit to the Annual Summer Showcase 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.

What's New for 2022
2021 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.

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