Victorian Horticultural Trials 2017

The 2017 Victorian Horticultural Trials comprise multiple events at various locations, with exhibitors showcasing the very latest innovations in containers and bedding, indoor and outdoor plants, and much more. Many of these events will include the added dimension of display gardens to determine performance characteristics and market suitability. All of this is supported with cultural information, retail concepts and trend inspirations.

The Victorian Horticultural Trials will give you the story behind the innovations. Trade Shows can only show you so much, so head to Victoria this December for an exclusive preview of upcoming trends at ‘Trials’.

Registration is now open, so click here for more information on how to register, opening hours and locations, or download the PDF here. Reservations are recommended as some events are by appointment only. 

This year the NGIV are proud to partner with Australia’s top breeders and growers once again to present the Victorian Horticultural Trials 2017. This is an event not to be missed on the Australian horticultural calendar.


The NGIV's commitment to the Victorian Horticultural Trials 2017 includes the following events, which will be supported by associated marketing collateral and promotion:

Allied Traders Bus Circuit

Presented by: Garden City Plastics, Norwood and Powerplants Australia
Date:  Wednesday 6 December
Time:  9am–4pm

Be a part of an Allied Traders Day and visit Norwood Industries, Powerplants Australia and Garden City Plastics in one hit with a ‘ jump on jump off’ FREE shuttle bus.

When you are here for the Victorian Trials Week, you can visit any one of these businesses on Wednesday 6 December with access to a free shuttle bus running between the three businesses approximately every 20 minutes. Between 9am and 4pm, each company will provide snacks and drinks.

See the best that each of these businesses has to offer — without even having to drive!

For more information or to make an appointment please call:

  • Howard Fox at Norwood on 0428 373 731,

  • Simon Gomme at Powerplants Australia on 0466 211 093, or

  • Greg Carrick at Garden City Plastics on 0417 332 260.

NextGen Trials Bus Tour

Proudly sponsored by Greenhills Propagation Nursery
Date:  Wednesday 6 December
Time:  7:30am–5pm
Bookings essential here

Trials Dinner

Presented by Tree & Shrub Growers of Victoria in partnership with Garden City Plastics
Date:  Thursday 7 December
Venue: Cranbourne Botanic Gardens, cnr Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive (off South Gippsland Freeway), Cranbourne VIC 3977
Bookings essential here

Discounted accommmodation

Looking for accommodation during Trials week? NGIV and Punthill Apartments have formed a partnership to offer discounted accommodation to Trials week participants at three Punthill Apartments locations: Oakleigh, Knox and Dandenong. 

      Call NGIV on (03) 9576 0599 for more details and to receive your booking code.