University Display Gardens

Compost for Sale
September 28, 2017

We sell compost at $35/cubic yard plus delivery (no pickup option available). Please call Janet at 608-262-2257 x2 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 tabegrape_factsheet2014<a

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 …

Wisconsin Peony Society Plant dig-n-divide Saturday Sept. 16, 2017
September 10, 2017

Join us in the Display Gardens on Saturday morning, 10:30 am, for a demonstration of newly awarded Landscape of Merit peony digging and dividing. President of the Wisconsin Peony Society, Scott Parker, will be leading the effort. Rain date is …

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 …

Sat, August 12th–Open House and Horticultural Field Day! (Free Event)

Join us in the beautiful display gardens on Saturday, August 12th, for an Open House/Horticultural Field Day! UW Extension and faculty will be available to answer your questions about pests, pollinators, plant disease, organics, and more! Table grapes and veggie …

Commercial Flower Growers of WI flower evaluations, 2016 season
October 28, 2016

In 2016, the Commercial Flower Growers of Wisconsin selected over 150 ornamental flowers for evaluation in the Display Gardens.  The results of monthly and overall ratings are posted here: 2016flowerevals_cfgw

Effectiveness of Low-Risk Pesticides on Powdery Mildew and Leaf Spot Disease and Cranberry Leaf Mulch for Weed Suppression
February 7, 2014

Please click on the link below to see to the pdf version of the research trial results. 2011-13 CFGW powdery mildew factsheet

2013 UW-WMARS Annual Flower Evaluations
November 22, 2013

The 2013 season is over and the results of our annual flower trials have been compiled. This year we conducted evaluations on 182 flower cultivars in our general trial and an additional 85 cultivars within our CFGW (Commercial Flower Growers …

Fungal Friends or Fungal Foes III: Fungal Pathogens that Produce Sclerotia
August 9, 2013

What is a Sclerotium? While many fungi create spores sexually or asexually that may persist and overwinter in the soil, some fungi ensure their survival further by making specialized structures such as a sclerotium. In general, a sclerotium is composed …