2015 Floriculture Field Days
& Performance Trials
at Walt Disney World's Nursery | Harry P. Leu Gardens | UF-IFAS Orange County Extension
It's time to tell the story of how plants get their start and the Epcot® International Flower and Garden Festival is the right place to do just that. FNGLA, Disney's Horticulture team, Harry P. Leu Gardens and the UF-IFAS extension have teamed up to showcase the newest flowering plant releases and the greatest innovations in the Floriculture Industry.
Hosted during the Epcot® International Flower and Garden Festival, FNGLA broadens its successful partnership with Walt Disney World hosting these industry field trials for annuals, perennials and vegetative crops in conjunction with a cutting-edge industry educational conference.
FNGLA members may register for the 2015 event by May 11 for just $175 ($230 after 5/11) and non-members for $200 ($255 after 5/11). A one-day rate for Thursday for FNGLA members is $99 ($125 after 5/11) and for non-members is $130 ($155 after 5/11). There is no Wednesday-only rate to attend.
2014 Floriculture Field Days Image Gallery:
Participant plant beds are planted 6 weeks prior to the conference to allow for ample maturity of the plants. Breeders showcase exciting new colors, textures, pest-resistence and durability. Each variety will be evaluated by Disney's horticulture team and by other industry professionals relative to each site's location. Results are available to industry. Come see first-hand which plants outperform others and what will "wow" consumers in the upcoming year!
See the list of particpating breeders to the right.
Do you have something that is vital to the floriculture segment of the nursery and landscape industry? Become a supporter of the 2015 Floriculture Field Days. Take advantage of the opportunity to interact with 2015 Floriculture Field Day attendees. >> Sign-up to be a 2015 Conference Sponsor.
Thank you to the 2015 conference sponsors:
Brad's Bedding Plants, Knox Nursery and Speedling have been chosen as the official growers for the trials because of their quality growing techniques. They will accept and ensure plant material is ready and at its very best for the on-site installation at the Walt Disney World's performance trials.
AmeriScapes Landscape Management has been chosen as the official landscape contractor for the trials.