August 20, Portland

US (OR): Farwest Show Retail Tour to visit independent garden centers

The 2019 Farwest Show, August 21–23 in Portland, Oregon, will showcase four of the area’s best garden centers on its Go-to Garden Centers Retail Tour from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20. Highly rated on Google and Yelp, the retail locations on this tour will inspire registered guests by showing them merchandise displays, product designs, retail space layouts and other ideas that are worth emulating. The tour is sponsored by The Peters Company of Wilsonville, Oregon.

The cost is $99 per person for those who register before July 31 and $119 per person for those who register August 1 or later, but space is limited, so early registration is best. The tours can only accommodate 50 people each, and they often sell out. Registered attendees will be transported by luxury motor coach and provided with lunch, beverages, and snacks. All tours will depart and return from the north entrance of the Oregon Convention Center (N.E. Holladay Street by the light rail line). Personal vehicles are not allowed.

The Go-to Garden Centers Retail Tour will explore four garden centers with a reputation for phenomenal customer feedback. The first stop will be at Cornell Farm (Portland), which nurtures a casual atmosphere that entices customers to spend the day there. Next, Farmington Gardens (Beaverton) will share how it meets customers’ needs with unique products, installation services and floral design. After lunch, tourists will stop at The Garden Corner (Tualatin), to see their popular container garden offerings and hear how this unique destination nurtures “garden rebels.” The last stop will be Dennis’ 7 Dees Landscaping & Garden Center (Lake Oswego), which was newly remodeled and offers spectacular plant and local gift selections.

Registration is required for the Go-to Garden Centers Retail Tour. Get your tickets online at:

Complete details on this Farwest tour and two other tours can be found at: Tours are just one of the many features of the 2019 Farwest Show, the biggest green industry trade show in the West. Visit the website to view event details, daily schedules, speaker biographies, educational seminar descriptions and much more.

Convenient Farwest Show registration with discounts is now available online at Details on show-rate rooms at host hotels can be found on the registration page. Book your stay soon, as hotel blocks are limited.

For further questions, contact: Allan Niemi, Director of Events, at 503-582-2005 and

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