tHRIve Garden Party at Cultivate'20 Virtual!

Thank you to our many donors and supporters for celebrating with us at Cultivate'20 Virtual!

We hope you were able to join us, but if you didn't, you're welcome to peruse parts of our program including the garden cocktail and mocktail recipes,, celebrity bartender videos, and our garden tours led by some of the most passionate growers in the business.

The generosity of our donors helped us exceed our $100,000 fundraising goal by several thousand dollars--but additional financial support is needed to keep our important work going. Consider making a financial contribution to HRI and support the cause of horticultural research and scholarship!

Congratulations to Seth & Sadie Reed, our Inaugural tHRIve Garden Party Toastmasters!

Check out Stephanie's Strawberry Smash!"

Enjoy Susie's Minty Mule!"

Get carried away with Todd's Frozen Margarita!"

And watch the video that put Seth & Sadie on the path to victory--the Strawberry Basil Slush (or Mojito)!"

Enjoy These Garden Tours

Illinois - “The Gardens at Midwest Groundcovers”

Tour Guide: Gary Knosher, Director, Midwest Groundcovers

Learn how Midwest Groundcovers takes steps to evaluate consumer trends and get a peek at some of the display and design gardens on property.

Texas - “Hall Hacienda Gardens & Estate”

Tour Guide: Dr. Charlie Hall, AmericanHort Chief Economist

Take a look at the Hall Hacienda gardens and estate as Dr. Hall walks us through his backyard paradise and points out some of his favorite plants.

California - “From Home Plate to Backyard Oasis”

Tour Guide: Jon Reelhorn, President, Belmont Nursery

See how a bare plot of land inspired a baseball field, sprawling landscape, and impressive outdoor escape at Jon's personal residence.

Michigan - "Garden on the Grand"

Tour Guide: Tim Wood, Product Development Manager, Spring Meadow Nursery

Get an inside look at the trialing strategies and beautiful hydrangeas, roses, clematis, and several other plant varieties at the test gardens at Dale Deppe’s personal residence.

Texas - “Private Backyard Retreat”

Tour Guide: Todd Davis, Sales Director, Orora Visual

Learn how Todd Davis transformed a dilapidated yard into an inviting backyard retreat, featuring drought-resistant plants and innovative designs.