Florida Flower 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.
The 2016 conference takes place May 12 & 13 in Orlando. See 2016's schedule and line-up of conference happenings/sponsors.
>> Access the 2016 Plant Trial Book showcasing the plants trialed.
2016 Conference Images, #FloridaFlowerTrials:
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.
Brad's Bedding Plants and Speedling were chosen as the official growers for the 2016 trials because of their quality growing techniques.
AmeriScapes Landscape Management was chosen as the official landscape contractor for the trials.