University Display Gardens

Master Gardener Volunteers – Adopt a garden bed program
April 14, 2019

We need your help to maintain various perennial gardens in the display gardens.  Gain Master Gardener service hours and rewards for your labor. Beds are fairly small and involve tasks from Spring to Fall. Adopt A Garden Bed -MGV

2018 Petunia Evaluation Summary for Commercial Flower Growers of WI
September 28, 2018

This year in the Display Gardens, the Commercial Flower Growers of Wisconsin sponsored the largest petunia variety trial in the country.  Nearly 350 petunia varieties (over 4,000 plants) were on display, side-by-side for direct comparisons.   There was an amazing variety …

2018 Garden Open House, August 18th, 9am to 1pm
August 13, 2018

2018 Horticultural Field DayWMARS

Culinary Creations from the Garden
July 23, 2018

Pak Choi Scientifically classified as Brassica rapa ssp. chinensis, Pak choi is generally grouped together with a few other B. rapa subspecies referred to as “Chinese Cabbage”. Pak choi (often spelt as Bok choy, Pak choy, or Bok choi) was transliterated …

March 15, 2018

Brother Chuck

Seedless Table Grapes for Wisconsin (Fresh article)
November 22, 2017

Table grapes article_Fresh FINAL

Compost for Sale
September 28, 2017

We sell compost at $46/cubic yard plus delivery (no pickup option available). Please call Janet at 608-829-1162 to coordinate delivery and volume.

Seedless Table Grape Varieties
September 27, 2017

Several varieties of seedless table grapes have been under evaluation in Wisconsin for winter hardiness, production, and flavor. Seven have persisted since 2007 and are described in the flier below. Table_Grape_flier tablegrape_factsheet2018

2017 SunPatiens and New Guinea Impatiens Evaluation Results
September 11, 2017

This summer, the Commercial Flower Growers of Wisconsin hosted the largest display of impatiens in the Midwest here in our display gardens. 179 cultivars of SunPatiens and New Guinea Impatiens were transplanted June 1st and evaluated once a month, for …

Ornamental and Vegetable Plant Trials
March 9, 2017

Thinking of expanding your garden? See how different plant varieties perform specifically in the Madison area. We evaluate flowers and vegetables on a number of criteria and make that information available to you! The data is also used to help …