Ball Horticultural Company Undergoes Changes for Centennial

March 5, 2004 - 09:33

The Ball Horticultural Company trial and display gardens, located on six acres at the company’s headquarters in West Chicago, Ill., will undergo a transformation to be unveiled for its centennial celebration.

The next generation of the Ball trial and display gardens will be open to growers, garden center retailers, landscapers and home gardeners in the summer of 2005. Ball is also an All-American Selections trial location, and those trial will take place in 2004.

While plans are still in the preliminary development stage, Ball will be working with its existing acreage to update aging infrastructures and other structural components. The Ball gardens will be closed this summer for the renovation.

"We’ll be debuting this new, beautiful, different garden, and it will give visitors a chance to see new and exciting things in a new and exciting way. It’s just time for an update, and we thought this was the perfect time to do it," said Jessie Atchison, Ball’s PR representative.

Since 1905, Ball Horticultural Company has kept a commitment to provide professional growers with innovative products and service. A family-owned business, Ball has grown from a one-man operation into a major player in the research, production and marketing of ornamental crops.

"We have kept pace with the trends in gardening by emphasizing what is new, improved and profitable," says Jim Nau, Ball Horticultural Company trials manager. "Our gardens are due for an update so we can better show our visitors the innovation, excellence and creativity we value at Ball."

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