August 25-27, Portland

US (OR): Farwest Show adds retail garden center tour

The 2016 Farwest Show, August 25-27, in Portland, OR, is announcing the addition of a retail garden center tour as one of three pre-show tour options before the Show opens. ‘Local Favorites and Must-see Destination Garden Centers’ is the new tour added to showcase several of the area’s most innovative and successful retail garden centers. The tour takes place on Wednesday, August 24, from 8am-6pm. This retail-focused tour is in addition to two wholesale operations focused tours. The Farwest Show continues its history of providing Nursery Country Tours in Oregon and is pleased to offer 3 full day tours in 2016.

Tour attendees will visit five garden centers- Bauman Farms and Garden, Shonnard’s Nursery, Florist and Landscape, Garland Nursery, Sebright Gardens, and Little Prince of Oregon Nursery. Together, these garden centers will showcase the best of retail that includes year-round agritainment, full-service retail, floral and landscape departments, a 4th generation nursery, niche grower/retailer operation specializing in shady selections, and cutting edge plants. It will be a full day of discovering innovative displays, new ideas, and fresh inspiration.

Registration is required for the tour. Cost per person is $99 when registered by July 31 and $115 starting August 1 (cost includes Farwest 3 Day Expo Pass). Space is limited to 52. The full day (8a-6p) includes luxury motor coach transportation, lunch, beverages, and snacks.

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