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(Photo Credit: Chapman Croskell)
(Photo Credit: Chapman Croskell)
(Photo Credit: Chapman Croskell)
(Photo Credit: Chapman Croskell)
(Photo Credit: Chapman Croskell)
(Photo Credit: Chapman Croskell)
(Photo Credit: Chapman Croskell)
(Photo Credit: Chapman Croskell)
(Photo Credit: Chapman Croskell)
(Photo Credit: Chapman Croskell)
(Photo Credit: Chapman Croskell)
(Photo Credit: Chapman Croskell)
(Photo Credit: Chapman Croskell)

The Colorado State University annual trial gardens, located west of the University Center for the Arts, offer beautiful, colorful scenery for visitors. The gardens are created every year by the students and staff of the horticulture department.

According to the trial garden pamphlet given out to visitors, the 2015 trial consists of around 805 different types of plants. The plants are evaluated based on different criteria, such as floriferousness (flower-bearing) and how hardy the plants are to the environment.

Visitors can vote on their favorite plants either by filling out a form at the gardens or by visiting the voting website.

Collegian Reporter Chapman Croskell can be reached at news@collegian.com and on Twitter @Nescwick.

Top running routes on CSU campus

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Bohlender named new executive director of CSU Alumni Association

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Colorado State University's lost traditions

Colorado State University’s lost traditions

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Semester at Sea partners with Colorado State University

Semester at Sea partners with Colorado State University

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Ajay Menon named dean of College of Agricultural Sciences

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It's time to leave the nest but fly back anytime

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Q&A: One-act American operas coming to the UCA

Q&A: One-act American operas coming to the UCA

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