Trial Tour - Ohio State Cultivar Trials 2017

  • 2017 Trial Tour with Site Map/Floor Plan (Upper left) and Control Bar (lower right)

  • Close Site Map and view Bed 1-2

  • Click and Drag (left or right) to view panorama

  • Click on Floor Plan in control bar (lower right). Choose a location in Floor Plan.

  • Relax with full screen and autorotation.

  • VR tour looks fine on a mobile device. (Vertical view)

  • Everything works the same. (Vertical view)

  • Turn phone sideways and hide control bar for a wide view

Trial Tour

Learn how to explore the OSU 360˙ Panorama Trials using floor plan, control bar and screen controls.



View 360˙ panoramas for your computer, mobile device, and VR headset - a horticultural first!!!



Consumer evaluation scores from previous years are still available.


Viewing Annual Trial on VR Headset

Shooting anorama

New for 2017 - 360˙ Panorama Trial Tour - View VR Trial Tours

For 2017, everyone can experience the trial garden through a 360˙ panorama tour. Designed by Dr. Tim Rhodus, Professor Horticulture & Crop Science and Ernest Witney, Systems Manager, the trial garden has been extensively photographed and incorporated into a virtual experience for browsing on computer, cell phone, tablet and even a VR headset. Read more...

Ohio State University Annual Cultivar Trials

Developed by Dr. Claudio Pasian and managed by William Barnhill, the Ohio State University Cultivar Trials are conducted each year in order to evaluate ornamental bedding and container plants. The objective of these trials is to observe the performance of new and recently introduced cultivated plant varieties under environmental conditions typical of central Ohio.


For more information

For more information regarding the Trial Tours project, contact Dr. Tim Rhodus at Ohio State University, Department of Horticulture & Crop Science. Email:

For more information regarding the Ohio State Cultivar Trials, contact Dr. Claudio Pasian at Ohio State University, Department of Horticulture & Crop Science. Email: