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The Gardens at Ball

Welcome to Our Garden

The Gardens at Ball have been the evaluation and testing grounds for the world’s wealth of horticultural introductions and improvements for over 80 years. What began as a row trial garden for seed varieties in 1933 has grown to encompass over 9 acres of display beds for annuals, perennials, cut flowers and vegetables, including the newest plants from the industry’s leading breeders and marketers.

We hope The Gardens at Ball spark some fantastic ideas! They’ve been designed to inspire visitors as they compare products in an exciting and innovative display – encouraging creative ideas for home garden and commercial settings.

The Gardens at Ball are not open to the general public, and will be closed due to ongoing construction in 2020.

Designer: Douglas Hoerr Landscape Architecture, Chicago, Illinois
Contractor: Clauss Brothers, Inc., Streamwood, Illinois
Awards: 2005 Illinois Landscape Contractors Gold Medal; 2005 Perennial Plant Association Honor Award