From the Long Island Trial Gardens at LIHREC in Riverhead.
Image by Nora Catlin, PhD

From the Long Island Trial Gardens at LIHREC in Riverhead.

From the Long Island Trial Gardens at LIHREC in Riverhead.
Image by Nora Catlin, PhD

From the Long Island Trial Gardens at LIHREC in Riverhead.

From the Long Island Trial Gardens at LIHREC in Riverhead.
Image by Nora Catlin, PhD

From the Long Island Trial Gardens at LIHREC in Riverhead.

From the Long Island Trial Gardens at LIHREC in Riverhead.
Image by Nora Catlin, PhD

From the Long Island Trial Gardens at LIHREC in Riverhead.

From the Long Island Trial Gardens at LIHREC in Riverhead.
Image by Nora Catlin, PhD

From the Long Island Trial Gardens at LIHREC in Riverhead.

From the Long Island Trial Gardens at LIHREC in Riverhead.
Image by Nora Catlin, PhD

From the Long Island Trial Gardens at LIHREC in Riverhead.

Long Island Trial Gardens

ANNUAL PLANT TRIAL GARDEN

The Long Island Annual Plant Trial Gardens are located at the Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center (LIHREC), 3059 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY.

The trials are always open during business hours June-September; please check in at the office before you head out to the trials.

The Annual Trial displays approximately 200 varieties of annual plants from various breeding and/or marketing companies, including ~100 new varieties.

For more information on the Annual Trial, contact Nora Catlin, phone: 631-727-7850 x214, email: njc23@cornell.edu.

2012 Long Island Annual Plant Trial – Season Review

2013 Long Island Annual Plant Trial - Top Performers

2014 Long Island Annual Plant Trial – Season Review

2015 Long Island Annual Plant Trial - Season Review

2015 Annual Plant Trial Poster

2016 Long Island Annual Plant Trial – Season Review

2016 Annual Plant Trial Poster


SHADE ANNUAL DEMONSTRATION TRIAL

The Shade Annual Trial was established at LIHREC in the summer of 2013 to demonstrate commonly suggested shade annual alternatives to garden impatiens (Impatiens walleriana). The goal of this trial is to serve as a resource for growers, gardeners, and landscapers seeking substitute plants for garden impatiens which are threatened by impatiens downy mildew. Project work supported by NY Farm Viability Institute (NYFVI)

You can visit the Shade Annual Trial by appointment: contact Nora Catlin, phone: 631-727-7850 x214, email:njc23@cornell.edu.

2013 Shade Annual Trial Report

2013 Shade Annual Trial Evaluation Data

2014 Shade Annual Trial Report - Year 2

2013-2014 Demonstration of Alternatives to Garden Impatiens

Some Results from the Shade Annual Trial (presentation)


OTHER DISPLAY GARDENS

You can also see a Perennial Trial of over 300 different cultivars of popular garden perennials as well as other various display gardens at the LIHREC.

For more information on the Perennial Trial and the display gardens, contact Mark Bridgen, phone: 631-727-3595, mpb27@cornell.edu.

Contact

Nora J. Catlin, PhD
Agriculture Program Director / Floriculture Specialist
njc23@cornell.edu
631-727-7850 x 214

Last updated March 6, 2017