If you seek the best in specialty plants and new varieties, the Trial Garden is your destination. Hundreds of species of perennials are grown and evaluated here, and you just may be surprised which ones have the right stuff to graduate to permanent plantings in the Botanic Garden. Come, learn, and relax in the octagonal gazebo…and don’t miss the Giant Bluebonnet that looms nearby!

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Download The Trial Garden’s Best Perennial Performers of 2012

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  • Strolling-Toward-Gazebo-Steve-Bomar
  • Steps-into-Trial-Garden-Renea-Karl
  • Spring-Afternoon-by-Gazebo-Janet-Maloy
  • Russian-Sage-and-Salvia-Steve-Bomar
  • Mexican-Sage-in-Trial-Garden-Michael-Moorehead
  • Fall-Sage-in-Trial-Garden-Ken-Nickles
  • Daylilies-with-Bluebonnet-Steve-Bomar
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