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We have combined these two powerful search tools into a single Find a Plant service searching over 250,000 plant records.
Virtually all of the features of the old searches are still available and in addition we have added several new features to create a more comprehensive and user friendly search experience.
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Search by plant name, key attributes or both to find plant details and a list of
AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
We trial a wide range of plants to test their health, performance and weather endurance. The best performers could receive a prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit.
RHS Plant Trials provide the opportunity for multiple varieties of the same plant to be grown together, side-by-side, so they can be compared. They are assessed by an expert RHS forum panel who use the trial results to inform their decision to grant plants the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM) status.
The plants are normally grown from seed and vegetative material submitted by nurseries, individuals and breeders. Visitors to RHS Garden Wisley are welcome to view them on the Trials Field. Off-site trials are also held at gardens and nurseries across the UK. Find out more about the RHS Plant Trials 2016 programme (97kB pdf), which includes many ornamental and edible crops.
You can download Plant Trials Reports and see details of current and past trials from the RHS Trials Database. We also have a limited number of printed Plant Trials Bulletins (these contain more information than the Trials Reports) which can be downloaded, or obtained from the RHS Plant Centre at Wisley or by contacting the Trials Office (donations are requested to cover the cost of these bulletins).
Trials also provide an important spur for RHS research into cultivated plants and their names. Use this database to search a large index of garden plant names.
View the RHS Horticultural plant name database
Trials are an important source of material for the RHS Herbarium located at Wisley, which comprises many separate collections. The primary focus of the collections is to maintain and to acquire reference material of plants in cultivation.
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See the RHS Plant Trials programmes for 2017, 2016 & 2015.
Search the trials database for details on crops and ornamentals.
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