August 26, 2015:

US (OR): Farwest show tours offer something for everyone

The Farwest Show has scheduled off-site tours for attendees on Wednesday, August 26 and offers a range of focus for the industry from nursery/greenhouse growing to landscape and garden retail. The three tours will take place simultaneously giving participants choices for their particular interests.

Tour 1: All About Those Brands - 8am - 6pm, Buses Depart Oregon Convention Center at 8am.
Designed for retailers seeking highly marketed branded collections and growers considering becoming a licensed grower for a brand, tour stops include premier nurseries leading the way in plant brand development, production, distribution, and management. Attendees will travel by luxury motor coach to Fisher Farms LLC, Bailey Nurseries Inc., and Monrovia. Cost is $115 person and includes bus, lunch, beverages, and snacks. Preregistration required. Space limited to 52 per tour.

Tour 2: Not Your Usual Suspects - 8am - 6pm, Buses Depart Oregon Convention Center at 8am.
Wholesale growers, high-end landscapers, and garden retailers will see the must have plants for next year on this tour in the heart of Oregon’s Nursery Country. Stops include visits to Northwoods Nursery Inc., Rare Tree Nursery, Heritage SeedlingsInc. and Whitman Farms. In addition to the plant showcase, attendees will see unique production methods at the respective growers. Cost is $115 person and includes luxury motor coach, lunch, beverages, and snacks. Preregistration required. Space limited to 52 per tour.

Tour 3: Retail Walking Tour - AM (9am-1pm) and PM (2-6pm) Half-day Tours (choose morning or afternoon) - Travel via Metro Area Transit from the Oregon Convention Center to Walking Tour Locations.
Retail industry expert Anne Obarksi guides a 4-hour walking tour of some of Portland’s top-notch retailers – both inside and outside of the industry. See the best of store layout, merchandising and customer service. Tour stops take place at four must-see retailers in the Nob Hill and Pearl District neighborhoods of Portland. Cost is $75 person and includes metro transit pass and snacks. Preregistration required. Space limited to 16 per tour. “This year’s tours showcase the best of what our industry offers and there’s something for everyone,” said Allan Niemi, director of events at the Oregon Association of Nurseries, producers of the Farwest Show. “Whether you’re a grower, landscaper, or retailer, you’ll see innovation and ideas at every stop. It all leads to more success for our attendees and their businesses.”

Preregistration is required for all tours. Find more Farwest Show information at and to register.

For more information
Oregon Association of Nurseries
Allan Niemi, Director of Events
T: 503-582-2005503-582-2005 

Tom Kegley Communications
Tom Kegley
T: 843-991-4366843-991-4366

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