ANLA Grower Tour Stays Stateside, Visits Operations in Virginia
The American Nursery & Landscape Association’s (ANLA) annual Grower Tour will remain in the United States this year, taking attendees to member firms in Virginia on September 18-21. The tour is scheduled to end just as ANLA’s Legislative Conference begins. The Grower tour offers members a chance to see the best-of-the-best in nursery operations in Virginia.
The tour traditionally offers educational opportunities by going behind the scenes at a variety of outstanding growing operations to show the successful strategies employed by nurseries growing a huge assortment of plant material. It also provides invaluable networking opportunities as well as excellent non-tour functions. Owners and upper-level managers are encouraged to attend to take advantage of the strategic focus and insights provided.
The tour will begin in Washington, D.C., Thursday afternoon and head to Ingleside Plantation Nurseries for a tour and wine tasting. After settling in Williamsburg, Va., Friday and Saturday are days full of stops to: Mobjack Nurseries, Brent & Becky’s Bulbs, Bennett’s Creek Wholesale Nursery, Lancaster Farms, Lilley Farms & Nursery and Historyland Nursery. The tour will also offers attendees a chance to visit historic Williamsburg and see the renowned gardens of Williamsburg and archeological digs.
On Sunday, September 21, attendees will arrive back in Washington in time for ANLA’s Legislative Conference opening reception. For additional information and a registration form, visit the ANLA website www.anla.org and on the home page, click on the Events button.