April 19, 2018 – Star Roses & Plants and Village Nurseries hosted over 90 Landscape Architects and designers at the Pan American Seed Facility on April 18, 2018. This day was a special extension of the 2018 California Spring Trials (CAST18), an annual event in which plant breeders and growers gather together to see all of the latest and greatest offerings from Ball Horticultural and its subdivisions. This extended day with Village Nurseries offered a unique opportunity for Landscape Architects and designers to meet with the plant breeders directly to exchange information on plants and learn more about what works and what does not in various landscape situations.
The group included Landscape Architects and designers from Orange County, Los Angeles, and Ventura/Santa Barbara areas. While many made the trip by car, some came with us by charter, which gave us some quality time together to chat, play games, and raffle some prizes. We wrapped up the trip home with some fine wine and cheese.
View more photos from the event here.