TreeTown USA is hosting a Horticultural Encounter and Open House at the company’s Winters, CA, nursery, from now until Sept. 27, 2019. The event features an educational element that is designed to provide garden center retailers and landscape professionals with a deeper understanding of how and where TreeTown’s plants are grown, and the techniques used to make them thrive.
As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to keep customers informed of new plant introductions and to serve as a resource for the landscape and garden center retail trades, TreeTown USA will launch a new focus for the Horticultural Encounter: “Designs Inspired by Nature.” The goal is to introduce guests to plants and applications that go beyond beautifying the environment by serving greater purposes, from earth-cooling groundcovers and pollinator habitats to hydrozones and plants native to the region.
Horticultural Encounter attendees will tour through several garden displays showcasing plants best suited for today’s landscape situations:
- Healthy Hydrozones: Plants grouped by landscape irrigation requirement
- Proven Pollinators: Plants that attract birds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinator partners
- Wild and Wonderful: Plants native to California
- Cool Cover: Groundcover plants
- Northern Exposure: Oregon-grown plants for the Pacific Northwest and beyond
- Canopy Cove: New and tried-and-true trees for commercial and residential purposes
- Grassy Grove: Today’s best grasses and grass-like plants
Guests will also enjoy a private tour of the 1,200-acre nursery, which serves as the flagship site for cutting-edge automation practices, and is home to a 2.2-acre Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) certified citrus greenhouse. The two-week event will culminate in a two-day Open House event for independent garden centers (IGCs) on Thursday, Sept. 26, and landscape professionals on Friday, Sept. 27. The Open House includes tours of the garden displays and Winters nursery, catered BBQ lunch from local eatery Buckhorn Grill, and a special documentary screening of “Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf.”
Event sponsors include Star Roses and Plants, Anthony Tesselaar Plants, Fiore Stone, and Bailey Nurseries. Reservations are required for all Horticultural Encounter tours, which can include a group of associates or company teams. To schedule a tour, contact Suzie Wiest at 858-699-0442 or email at [email protected]. RSVPs for the Open House days are appreciated. To make a reservation, contact Jessica Heredia at 714-279-3181 or email [email protected].