tHRIve Garden Party at Cultivate'20 Virtual!

You are cordially invited to attend a special reception honoring Horticultural Research Institute donors and achievements.

“Mix and mingle” with industry peers and get a peek at a few incredible test gardens and passion projects July 13, 2020, at 5 p.m. during the inaugural tHRIve Virtual Garden Party hosted by the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the AmericanHort foundation.

Tour around the country with HRI from the comfort of your home during this virtual happy hour! You are encouraged to mix up some garden-inspired cocktails or mocktails as you join in on intimate garden tours led by some of the most passionate growers in the business.

HRI will have special moments to share throughout the live event as we celebrate recent horticultural advances.

Come be inspired and support HRI’s work to make an impact in four strategic research areas of focus:

  • Plant Benefits
  • Innovative Solutions
  • Consumer Insights
  • Practical and Actionable Solutions

Most of all, come have some fun and celebrate the conclusion of the first day of Cultivate’20 Virtual.

Vote for Your Favorite Video (by liking it on Facebook), and Give One of our Celebrity Bartenders Bragging Rights as the Official Garden Party Toastmaster!


Virtual Tour Stops Include

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.