CINCINNATI, OH–  The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Horticulture Department is excited to announce the 1st annual Plant Trials Day at the Zoo! The event, which will take place on Thursday, September 1st, from 8am to 5pm, will invite guests to attend seminars and information sessions hosted by a variety of world-renowned industry professional speakers, followed by a reception from 5pm to 6pm. All those attending will be invited to participate in the discussions as well mingle and bid on rare and outstanding plants in the silent auction.

An all day pass for Plant Trials Day will be $45 per person which includes the all day information sessions, catered lunch and reception, and parking pass. The Cincinnati Zoo’s Director of Horticulture Steve Foltz, Bill Hendricks of Klyn Nurseries, Paul Cappiello of Yew Dell Gardens, Jim Nau of Ball Ornamentals, Steve Castorani of North Creek Nurseries and John Gaydos of Proven Winners, will be hosting the sessions.  Hosts will discuss everything from the Zoo’s Best Annuals, Perennials, Grasses, Bamboo and Woody Plants to the Art and Business of Plant Trialing.

Tickets may be purchased online – or by calling 513-559-776, option 4.   For questions about purchasing tickets or becoming an event sponsor, please contact Allison Gibbs at (513) 487-3327 or More information on upcoming events at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden can be found on the event page at