Join us in Oregon

Who Should Attend

You and your team!  This tour isn't just for growers.  We invite all members of the green industry to join us for this adventure.  The collaboration is what makes it fun, and we all learn better together! Landscape architects, designers and contractors, arborists, growers, garden centers, green industry partners, municipalities...all are welcome to join us!

Registration & Group Transportation

We need to let our host nurseries know how many to expect for the tours on August 19-20. We also need to coordinate group transportation, which will be $70 per person. Please assist IGIA and the Growers Committee by letting us know you will attend in advance.  Group transportation will depart each day from the Doubletree Hotel at 1000 NE Multnomah St in Portland.

Hotel Accommodations

The Far West Show has reserved a block of rooms with the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Portland during the week of the show for $199 (plus taxes and fees) per night.  You must use the Far West Show website to book your room in order to get their special rate.  Our group will gather in the lobby of the Doubletree Hotel to catch transportation or meet for other spontaneous adventures, so this will be an ideal place to stay, but is certainly not required. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland
1000 NE Multnomah St | Portland, OR 97232

Flight Arrangements

We don't know your airline preference, whether you prefer the window or aisle, your frequent flyer number, or if you want to stay for a few extra days of play after our official itinerary is complete.  So, we're asking you to make your own flight arrangements. If you need help or have questions, you can always call the IGIA staff at 217.546.4733.  You will be responsible for getting yourself to your hotel from the airport.  

Special Thanks to Gold Sponsor

Roger Purcell Hort Sales, LLC

Trip Itinerary

Sunday, August 18
Travel Day

Monday, August 19
Group departs downtown Portland via coordinated group transportation at 8:00am
8:30AM - Tour Stop #1:       Iseli Nursery - Boring, OR

Iseli Nursery

11AM - Tour Stop #2:       Holmlund Nursery - Boring, OR
                                         Lunch will be provided by Holmlund Nursery

Holmlund Nursery

1:30PM - Tour Stop #3:    J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co - Boring, OR


Group returns to downtown Portland via coordinated group transportation at approximately 5:30pm

Tuesday, August 20
Group departs downtown Portland via coordinated group transportation at 8:00am
9AM - Tour Stop #4:           Bailey Nurseries - Yamhill, OR

Bailey Yamhill

11:15AM - Tour Stop #5:    Robinson Nursery - McMinnville, OR
                                           Lunch will be provided by Robinson Nursery

Robinson Nursery

2:30PM - Tour Stop #6:      Kuenzi Nursery - Salem, OR
                                           BBQ Dinner will be provided by Kuenzi Nursery

Kuenzi Nursery

7:00PM - Group Social Event - Brewery Crawl & Portland Axe Throwing

Wednesday, August 21
11:00AM - Dr. Charlie Hall Keynote Speaker - Far West Show, Room C123

12:00PM - Far West Show Exhibit Hall Opens - CLICK HERE for Far West Exhibitor Pass ($10 before 7/31; $20 after)

Group transportation will be coordinated by IGIA for all nursery tours to depart from Doubletree Hotel in downtown Portland.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors will receive recognition in Trending Green eblasts, on IGIA website, in event promotional materials, and in program materials distributed during the event. 

Sponsor Levels  


Platinum Sponsor $2,000
Gold Sponsor $1,000
Silver Sponsor $500
Supporting Sponsor    $250

There is also room to customize a sponsorship, so if you have ideas, contact Kellie Schmidt at 217.546.4733 or [email protected].


Each year, the IGIA Growers Committee plans an event where attendees tour member grower facilities.  This affords the opportunity for both members and non-members to learn more about the unique growing operations producing quality nursery stock right in our back yards. It has always been important to cultivate relationships with the people you are sourcing product from, so that you have what you need when it's time to install the job.  But with the demands of today's fast-paced world and constantly-changing customer expectations, your supplier relationships have never been more critical. Consider bringing your team to this year's event so you can connect with our network of growers!

2018 Tour

       8:00am         The Growing Place Aurora, IL
10:30am Hinsdale Nurseries          Plano, IL      
2:00pm         Pizzo Native Plant Nursery          Leland, IL
4:00pm Social Mixer at Pizzo
Native Plant Nursery

2017 Tour

8:00am GRO Horticultural Enterprises Union, IL
     11:00am      Goodmark Nurseries Wonder Lake, IL
2:30pm Hampshire Farms Hampshire, IL
4:30pm        Social Mixer at Hampshire Farms        


2016 Tour

No event held this year

2015 Tour

9:00am Hoffie Nursery Union, IL
    12:00pm      Mariani Nursery    Garden Prairie, IL   
2:00pm Fox Ridge Nursery Harvard, IL
4:00pm        Social Mixer at Hoffie Nursery      Union, IL


2014 Tour

   10:00am     Possibility Place Nursery Monee, IL
1:00pm Bailey Nursery Onarga, IL
3:00pm Kankakee Nursery    Aroma Park, IL   
5:30pm     Social Mixer at Steve Worth's Home