TreeTown USA to Showcase Plants Inspired by Nature at
Winters Nursery Horticultural Encounter and Open House
Prominent Horticulture Industry Partners Will Help Sponsor Two-Week Event 

September 12, 2019 07:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time 

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TreeTown USA will host an inaugural event at their Winters, California nursery, September 16-27, 2019, marking the first time that the nursery in Winters will be home to their annual Horticultural Encounter® and Open House. The event will feature an educational element, designed to provide garden center retailers and landscape professionals with a deeper understanding of how and where their plants are grown and the techniques used to make them thrive. 

As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to keep customers informed of new plant introductions and to serve as a resource for the landscape and garden center retail trades, TreeTown USA will launch a new focus for the Horticultural Encounter: “Designs Inspired by Nature.” The goal is to introduce guests to plants and applications that go beyond beautifying the environment by serving greater purposes: from earth-cooling groundcovers and pollinator habitats to hydrozones and plants native to the region. 

Horticultural Encounter attendees will tour through several garden displays showcasing plants best suited for today’s landscape situations: 

•    Healthy Hydrozones: Plants grouped by landscape irrigation requirement 
•    Proven Pollinators: Plants that attract birds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinator partners 
•    Wild & Wonderful: Plants native to California 
•    Cool Cover: Groundcover plants 
•    Northern Exposure: Oregon-grown plants for the Pacific Northwest and beyond 
•    Canopy Cove: New and “tried and true” trees for commercial and residential purposes 
•    Grassy Grove: Today’s best grasses and grass-like plants 

Guests will also enjoy a private tour of the 1,200-acre nursery, which serves as the flagship site for cutting-edge automation practices, and is home to a 2.2-acre Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) certified citrus greenhouse. The two-week event will culminate in a two-day Open House event for independent garden centers (IGCs) on Thursday, September 26 and landscape professionals on Friday, September 27. The Open House includes tours of the garden displays and Winters nursery, catered BBQ lunch from local eatery Buckhorn Grill, and a special documentary screening of Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf on September 27. 

Event Sponsors 

Star® Roses and Plants has been bringing great plants to the world’s gardens since 1897. As a leading genetics company involved directly in breeding roses, perennials and woody plants, Star® Roses introduces plants from other breeders around the world. 

Anthony Tesselaar Plants is a horticultural project management company, operating internationally. Its highly skilled core team is based in Melbourne, Australia, supported by outsourced specialists strategically located around the globe. 

Fiore Stone is a wholesale manufacturing and distributing company supplying quality cast stone garden décor nationally and abroad. All the cast stone reproductions produced by Fiore Stone are created in fiberglass molds with latex liners able to duplicate the significant detail sculpted in the original design. 

Bailey Nurseries, a 113-year old company on the fifth generation of family leadership, remains in the forefront of the industry as a wholesale grower of trees and shrubs, and also by breeding, developing, and marketing new plants featuring their First Editions® and Endless Summer® Hydrangeas brands. 

Reservations are required for all Horticultural Encounter tours, which can include a group of associates or company teams. To schedule a tour, contact Suzie Wiest at (858) 699-0442 or email at

RSVPs for the Open House days are appreciated to ensure ample seating and food. To make a reservation, contact Jessica Heredia at (714) 279-3181 or email

About TreeTown USA/Village Nurseries/Hines Growers 

TreeTown USA, founded in 2001, is a privately-owned business headquartered in Houston, Texas, with 14 growing facilities totaling over 6,000 production acres across Texas, Florida, Oregon and California. With the addition of a West Coast Division, including Village Nurseries and Hines Growers, the combined company now has a coast-to-coast footprint for its broad mix of high-quality plant material that includes over 5,000 unique plant selections and variations. To learn more about TreeTown USA, visit the company’s website at




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