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Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Cultivar Trials Showcase

OSU Cultivar Trials Showcase

Our Cultivar Trials Garden offers the opportunity to evaluate the performance of ornamental cultivars in typical Central-Ohio conditions. Don’t miss this brilliant showcase of this season's 115 cultivars on display while mingling with other Green Industry professionals from the Cultivate'23 conference.

Enjoy our gardens at their peak of the summer season! This event is free and open to the public. 

Read about our Cultivar Trials and last year's growing report here


If you are coming from the AmericanHort Conference, Cultivate'23, free shuttle rides from the Convention Center are available beginning at 5:00 PM, with final departure from OSU back to downtown Columbus at 7 PM.

If you are driving yourself, close and plentiful parking at can be found directly next to the Cultivar Trials in the Plumb Hall Parking Lot for $2.50/hour. See the map here