2015 Raker Trial Gardens: Call To Sponsors!
The Raker Trial Gardens are your opportunity to trial and showcase new, upcoming varieties to an ever-increasing number of horticulture industry experts and decision makers. In 2014, the Raker Trial Gardens hosted 1,750+ horticulture professionals from around the world. In addition to onsite attendance, the Trial Data page of this website has been visited by 5,000+ unique visitors this year. Sponsor Schedule:
The Raker Trial Gardens – located in the middle of everywhere – are our means to conduct row, hanging basket, and large container plant trials. Last year, the Gardens displayed 2,500+ unique varieties (over 65,000 plants).
Open from July 15 - August 28, 2015, the Raker Trial Gardens' 45-day season starts immediately after Cultivate15 and continues through the summer. The Raker Trial Gardens is a Michigan Garden Plant Tour founding member and All-America Selections trialing site and display garden.
In addition to our trials, Raker hosts The Connection (July 30 & 31, 2015). This two-day event during the Michigan Garden Plant Tour provides a forum for all areas of the horticulture industry to connect. Breeders, brokerages, finish and retail growers, home gardeners, IGC owners, young plant producers, everyone. Bring your kids – this is an industry event for the whole family.
Sponsorship opportunities are available on a "first come, first served" basis. Raker will make every effort to accommodate interested sponsors, but space is limited. Please contact Greg Michalak to discuss sponsorships.
Sponsor Agreement Due
Plant Lists & Sponsor Bed Layout Due
Confirmation & Billing Distribution
Outdoor Planting Begins
Raker Trial Gardens OPEN
More to come!
Sponsors: please contact Greg Michalak (517-542-4550).
General information: please contact Deb Eichler (517-542-2316)