The event on 21 June will be held at the bedding and pot plant centre at Baginton Nurseries, Warwickshire, which was set up to address industry needs. The event is timed to coincide with the HTA National Plant Show to minimise growers' time away from their nurseries.
As well as tours the open day lets growers share views on trials and the planning of future research as well as network over a BBQ and refreshments.
This year's event focuses on bedding plant growing media as part of the 'Transition to responsibly sourced growing media use within UK Horticulture' (CP 138) project.
This is year two of a five-year project and is the first year of grower hosted on-site trials. The agenda includes bedding plants produced in peat-reduced and peat-free growing media.
AHDB research manager Wayne Brough said growers would learn more about new products, nursery trials and new solutions to technical problems on a commercial small to medium nursery.
"We know growers have little spare time, so we've ensured this event coincides with the HTA show
so growers can take on board as much information as possible in a single day."
The AHDB administers the collection of an industry levy to fund research and development into more than 300 crops including ornamentals, bulbs, and hardy nursery stock.
Further information is available here or by calling the events team on 024 7669 2051.