August 1, Loudon

US (NH): Growers host 23rd annual open house

Building on more than two decades of open house events, Pleasant View Gardens (PVG) and D.S. Cole Growers are at it again – opening their doors to industry professionals from around the world to visit their greenhouses and gardens on August 1st.

“It sounds cliché, but after 23 years, we still get excited by all the opportunities this event affords attendees,” smiles Andy Huntington, National Sales Manager of Pleasant View Gardens. “Think about it. Where can you go to learn about all the wonderful introductions from Proven Winners, pick up new ideas on how to successfully grow and sell these outstanding plants, rub elbows with some of the industry’s top professionals, AND have a little fun? Precious few. Which is what makes this event so popular with growers from all over,” affirms Huntington.

This year, Pleasant View and Cole will be showcasing more breathtaking annuals and recipes than ever before. Plus, they’ll have hundreds of perennials, shrubs, and vegetables on display, including PVG’s own Savor Edibles & Fragrants, as well as the Proven Harvest line of herbs, vegetables, and fruit from Proven Winners.

D.S. Cole owner, Doug Cole, would like to show you plants that many may not have seen at Spring Trials, “Some highlights include new Ivy Geraniums, Lantana, and Mandevilla. Also, don’t miss out on our new Zebra collection. What is a Zebra? Visit us to find out!”

Attendees will also be given the opportunity to help chart the horticultural future by voting on some of the plants and recipes that will be created and trialed in the coming year. And, as always, visitors will learn the importance of how strong genetics deliver greater grower success – something on which Pleasant View, Cole, and Proven Winners have always prided themselves. Open House guests will also be able to get answers to technical questions from staffers in-the-know, while gaining valuable knowledge networking with other industry pros. Add free refreshments and a tasty catered lunch, and the event’s a hit all around.

The 23rd annual Open House runs from 9a.m. through 3p.m. on August 1st, giving attendees a full day to tour and enjoy the beautiful gardens at Pleasant View and D.S. Cole – both of which are in Loudon, New Hampshire and just a short drive from each other.

Loudon, New Hampshire is around 35 minutes from the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, and 1 hour 20 minutes from the Boston Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. Located in the south-central area of New Hampshire, Loudon and its surrounding areas provide many recreational opportunities in early August.

Chris Schlegel, Head Grower at D.S. Cole suggests adding a couple side trips for those attending this year’s Open House. “The coast is just a short drive away, and we’re surrounded by gorgeous mountains and lakes. Coming in for our Open House would be the perfect time to explore all that our state has to offer.”  

While the Pleasant View and D.S Cole Open House event is free to attend, greenhouse and nursery growers, retailers, landscapers, and brokers are required to register in advance to ensure their spot. For more information, or to register, contact D.S. Cole Growers at 603-783-9561 ( or Pleasant View Gardens at 603-435-8361 (,

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