Building on the success of more than two decades of open house events, Pleasant View Gardens (PVG) and D.S. Cole Growers are again opening their doors to industry professionals from around the world to visit their greenhouses and gardens on August 1.
“After 23 years, we still get excited by all the opportunities this event affords attendees,” says Andy Huntington, National Sales Manager of Pleasant View Gardens.
This year, Pleasant View and Cole will be showcasing more annuals and recipes than ever before. They’ll also have hundreds of perennials, shrubs, and vegetables on display, including PVG’s own Savor Edibles & Fragrants, as well as the Proven Harvest line of herbs, vegetables, and fruit from Proven Winners.
According to D.S. Cole owner Doug Cole, other highlights include new Ivy Geraniums, Lantana, and Mandevilla.
Attendees will be given the opportunity to help chart the horticulture future by voting on some of the plants and recipes that will be created and trialed in the coming year. And, as always, visitors will learn the importance of how strong genetics deliver greater grower success.
Open House guests will also be able to get answers to technical questions from staffers in-the-know, while gaining valuable knowledge networking with other industry pros.
The Open House runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., giving attendees a full day to tour and enjoy the beautiful gardens at Pleasant View and D.S. Cole, both of which are in Loudon, New Hampshire and just a short drive from each other.
Chris Schlegel, Head Grower at D.S. Cole, suggests adding a couple side trips for those attending this year’s Open House.
“The coast is just a short drive away, and we’re surrounded by gorgeous mountains and lakes,” Schlegel says. “Coming in for our Open House would be the perfect time to explore all that our state has to offer.”
While the event is free to attend, greenhouse and nursery growers, retailers, landscapers, and brokers are required to register in advance to ensure their spot. For more information, or to register, contact D.S. Cole Growers at 603-783-9561 ([email protected]) or Pleasant View Gardens at 603-435-8361 ([email protected], www.pwpvg.com).