The 2014 California Spring Trials will be held from Saturday, April 5 through Thursday, April 10. However, the closing date may vary at some locations. Most locations are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you plan to attend California Spring Trials and you’re just now making your plans, be aware that you must schedule appointments with each trial site. Contact information is available here. You can also schedule appointments on the website for a select number of breeders; however, some breeders require you to contact them directly.
You will notice that there aren’t as many stops in 2014 as there have been in the past, with nine in the Northern Region and seven in the Central region. However, several stops include multiple breeders. Here’s how it breaks down.
(at the Chaminade Resort and Spa)
Santa Cruz, Calif.
Includes SHS Griffin
Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm
(at Headstart Nursery)
Pacific Plug & Liner and Cultivaris
Includes Cohen, Hishtil, Jaldety, MPS, Sunset Western Garden Collection and Vivero Internacional
Ernst Benary of America
Includes ABZ Seeds, Florensis, Greenex USA, Inc., Hem Genetics, Plant Source International, Inc., Thompson & Morgan and Vista Farms
San Juan Bautista, Calif.
Golden State Bulb Growers
Moss Landing, Calif.
Includes OHP, Inc.
Dümmen Group &
HGTV HOME Plant Collection
Both by appointment only
(at Edna Valley Vineyard)
San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Westhoff, Skagit, PAC-Elsner, Beekenkamp, Terra Nova Nurseries and Plug Connection
(at Windmill Nursery)
Ball Horticultural Co.
Includes Ball FloraPlant, Ball Ingenuity, Ball Ornamentals, Burpee Home Gardens, Darwin Perennials, Kieft Pro Seeds, PanAmerican Seed, Nature’s Source and Selecta First Class
Santa Paula, Calif.
Fides Oro, Inc., Ecke Ranch and Green Fuse Botanicals
Santa Paula, Calif.
EuroAmerican Propagators and Suntory Flowers
(at Ventura Botanical Gardens)
GroLink Plant Company, Inc. Includes Athena Brazil, Flamingo Holland, Florensis, Florist Holland, Hort Couture and PlantHaven