The Trial Gardens
The Trial Gardens at the Dallas Arboretum were created for the purpose of expanding our research efforts and providing information to the public. The focus of the trial program is to grow and evaluate many different plants in the drastic climate of the Metroplex and North Central Texas. Information generated from the trials is provided to commercial plant producers, retailers and home gardeners. Between 3,000 and 5,000 plants are trialed yearly from over 150 plant breeding companies. These gardens represent the cutting edge of horticultural research into heat-tolerant plants.
How Well Heat-Tolerant Plants Survive
This garden is especially interesting through the heat of summer, when guests can see just how well our heat-tolerant plants survive in North Texas. Guests often explore our trial gardens to get ideas of what they can plant in their own gardens for the summer months.
2023 Dallas Arboretum Plant Trials
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden hosts its annual Plant Trials Field Day on June 28, 2023, to give results and awards from the acclaimed trial garden program at the garden. These results include data on what plants performed well and which ones survived the Texas weather in late 2022 through spring 2023.
For more information, please visit the Plant Trials website or contact Megan Proska, Director of Horticulture, at 214-515-6592 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The All American Trial Gardens host some of our other trials.