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Discover one ofVermont's Largest Collections of Ornamental Plants

 Cary Award Winning Plant Collect Cary Award Winning Plant Collection at the University of Vermont Horticultural Research Center

The Cary Award Garden is the newest garden at the UVM Horticultural Research Center (Hort. Farm).  It is a collection of ornamental trees, shrubs, groundcovers and vines that are noted as outstanding plants for use in landscapes in Vermont.  The garden was developed from matching grants I received from the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation - Urban and Community Forestry Program and The Friends of the Horticulture Farm.  The garden was installed this past summer by two interns who are students in the Department of Plant and Soil Science.

The Hort. Farm’s garden of Cary Award winning plants is the only collection of its kind in New England.  The plants selected for this garden were chosen by academics from every land-grant institution in New England as well as nurserymen from each New England state.  The selections were endorsed by the Vermont Association of Professional Horticulturists and the New England Nursery Association.  The Award and promotion of these plants is administered by the Worcester County Horticultural Society at Tower Hill Botanic Garden just outside Boston, MA.










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