Ball Horticulture Trial Gardens

DSC_0854Ball Horticulture is a world leader in plant development and distribution. Working with The Oregon Garden, they are collecting data from this trial garden that will help them produce plants that will ultimately find their way into your gardens. This garden contains plants that have recently been released to the market, as well as plants that are being evaluated for performance to determine if they provide improvements to current availability.

Ball is on a continuous, many-faceted journey to find the healthiest, most sustainable solutions in horticulture. Starting with innovative plants, ending with consumer satisfaction and including every step in between, Ball’s goal in everything they do is to make tomorrow better than today. Innovative breeding – dedicated to bringing better plants to market that need less water and energy to flourish; responsible growing practices – give growers options for adopting compostable and biodegradable containers, organically based fertilizers, organic seed and environmentally sound growing methods; community commitments – educational, financial, medical, beautification and workplace-safety programs are in place in Ball’s locations around the world.

Find out more about Ball Horticulture and what they do here.


Plants of Interest: The types of plants in this garden are ever-changing and always include new and exciting varieties.


Location: The Ball Horticulture Display and Trial Garden is located between the Axis Fountain and the Silverton Market Garden.


You can help us and Ball Horticulture by completing our guest survey about the Ball Horticulture Display and Test Garden. The information you provide will help Ball create the best possible product. Guest surveys can be obtained from the Visitor Center as you enter the Garden.


May - September
Daily - 9:00am to 6:00pm

October - April
Daily - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Garden is open 365 days a year and is pet-friendly. Check the Visit page for the Visitor Center hours.


Adults $12
Seniors (60+) $10
Students (12-17) $9
Children (5-11) $6
Children (4 & under) Free
Garden Members Free
Military w/ ID $9

Contact & Directions

phone (503) 874-8100
toll-free (877) 674-2733
fax (503) 339-2996
address 879 W. Main St.
Silverton, OR 97381

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