A heavily laden branch of ginko fruit nested in vibrant spring green leaves

Call for Proposals

SHRE Call for Proposals

The goal of the Saratoga Horticultural Research Endowment is to support research that fosters the introduction of new and improved plants for California gardens and ornamental landscapes.  

Research proposals for funding should address this goal and include educational components that enhance western ornamental horticulture through the introduction of shade trees, California natives, or other drought-tolerant plants suitable for landscape use in California.

Current Research Priorities

  1.  Facilitate plant survival during periods of extended drought emphasizing existing/established trees and shrubs.
  2. Encourage the transition to more water-conserving plant species for ornamental use.
  3. Develop and/or expand the range of available climate-appropriate plants for regional California gardens and landscapes.
  4. Develop appropriate irrigation guidelines for California landscape plants.

All proposals must be sent to ehfinch@ucdavis.edu

Detailed information on proposal guidelines and submission requirements is provided in the following attachments.

SHRE Proposal Guidelines 2021

Proposal Submission Requirements 2021