Raker-Roberta’s Young Plants

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Presenting the 2020 Raker-Roberta’s Trial Gardens (RRTG20) - over 7 acres and 100,000 unique plants dedicated to the horticulture industry. RRTG20 is open to all plant lovers.

Every visitor will receive iced cold refreshments, a complimentary RRTG20 Trial Book, and access to the most comprehensive plant trial database.

2020 Information

Garden Hours

Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Weekend visits by appointment. Trials are open from July 15 to August 28, 2020.

Highlights

New for 2020: vegetables in large containers, National Garden Bureau Year of Lavender, and Year of Lantana, Cut Flowers

Events

We consider every day an event at RRTG20! In addition to daily activities, RRTG20 routinely hosts broker and field events that are open to everyone.

Trials

RRTG20 will trial over 1,000 varieties in side-by-side row, hanging basket, and large container comparisons.

  • ROW - 600 raised rows containing annuals and perennials
  • HANGING BASKET - 200 hanging baskets (14") of trailing plants
  • LARGE CONTAINERS – 150 20” containers in sun and shade

Displays

RRTG20 offers an array of displays sponsored by the best horticultural breeders:

  • SPONSOR BED - 12 raised beds of new and unique varieties
  • SPONSOR ROWS - 300 sun rows of new introductions and top breeder picks
  • HANGING BASKET - 150 hanging baskets (14") of new introductions and top breeder picks
  • LARGE CONTAINER - 265 large containers (20") in sun and shade
  • ALL-AMERICAN SELECTIONS (AAS) TRIAL & DISPLAY - New seed and vegetative annual testing
  • LANDSCAPE DISPLAYS - Throughout the Gardens, real-world applications of favorite RRTG plants

Nearby Hotels

The Munro House Bed & Breakfast
202 Maumee Street
Jonesville, MI 49250 
Phone: 800-320-3792

Holiday Inn Jackson NW - Airport Road
2696 Bob McClain Drive
Jackson, MI 49202
Phone: 517-789-9600

Hampton Inn Coldwater
391 N. Willowbrook Road
Coldwater, MI 49036
Phone: 517-279-9800

Location and Contact Information

10371 Rainey Rd. Litchfield, MI 49252-9719

Email: courtneygypp@raker.com

Phone: 517-542-2316

Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM: 4:30 PM

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