Our “Living Catalog”
We’re proud to to offer our customers, sales representatives, and breeders the opportunity to experience our program offerings live at our Trial Garden. The Mast Young Plants Trial Garden serves as our “Living Catalog” and includes all of the varieties offered in our liner program from over 25 key breeders.
The 2023 Trial Gardens features:
over 100 genera
135+ new additions for 2023/2024
1500+ varieties in raised landscape beds, hanging baskets, deco pots, saddle planters, and window planters
500+ unique and custom-designed hanging baskets & patio pot combinations
20 raised beds
Sun & shade trial areas
2023 Feature Trials
Vegetative Cut Flowers Trial
Summer Survivors Trial
All varieties are sorted by genera and are clearly labeled, offering visitors a unique opportunity to compare size, color, and vigor in order to make informed selections and to select the perfect plant for their needs. MYP also displays custom combinations shown in hanging baskets and in containers throughout the display gardens. Each combination lists each “ingredient” so customers can recreate their favorites!
Top Garden Performers
Visitors vote for their favorite varieties throughout the summer, and we publish the vote results in our annual trial garden report. We will publish the 2023 trial garden results early this fall, so check back then to learn about which varieties exhibited excellent garden performance and which varieties are our consumer favorites.
Click here or the image below to view or download the 2022 trial garden report.
The Michigan Garden Plant Tour
The Mast Young Plants Trial Garden is also a destination on the Michigan Garden Plant Tour! This is a free, coordinated open house of leading young plant producers of ornamentals and Michigan State University. The objective of the tour is to educate growers and industry professionals about new and existing garden plants and how they perform in different settings.
Greenhouse growers, landscapers, garden center operators, and nurserymen are invited to participating tour sites during the two week period.
The Michigan Garden Plant Tour takes place during the last week of July and the first week of August each year and this year’s tour is scheduled for July 24-August 4, 2023.
Expect to learn about a wide range of ornamental crops, including popular commercial brands of annuals and perennials. This is a great way to observe plant performance at different locations and grown under various conditions, both in the ground and in containers.
Plan Your Visit
Our Trial Garden is open mid-July though mid-September
Monday – Friday, 8AM – 4PM
Take a day trip and come visit! Schedule your private tour or event today. We offer shaded sitting and meeting space areas with wireless internet. Our knowledgeable and helpful staff is eager to welcome you to our trial garden and we are happy to assist you with any questions.
Other helpful information for planning your visit:
- Snacks and cold drinks are available for your refreshment
- An air-conditioned onsite restroom is available for garden guests
- Our acre-and-a-half garden display includes both upper and lower garden sections
- Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn for garden update throughout the summer
- Bus tour groups are welcome and encouraged to make a reservation
- Broker groups are asked to please make a reservation for a private event
Located at 3525 Bristol Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544.
Evening and weekend self-guided tours are available!
For more information, please call us at 800.541.3910 or email email@example.com.
All-America Selections Trial Ground
We have been an All-America Selections (AAS) trial site, featuring seed and vegetative introductions trialed in containers, since 2012.
For more information about AAS, click here.