Save the Date Growers Tour

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!




Hampton Inn McMinnville
1560 Sparta St
McMinnville, TN 37110
Ph. 931-473-0009

We have secured a room block for our group at a rate of $115 plus tax per night.  You must make your reservation by August 13, 2023 and use promo code GTB to receive the group rate.  The rate will not be honored on third party booking sites.  You must book through or call the hotel directly.


We need your help so that we can start planning transportation, group dinners, and more.  We are not asking for a firm commitment at this early date, but it will help us if your team can let us know how many are planning to attend at this point.  Please complete our early interest form to help us with counts.



Tuesday September 12

Attendees travel to McMinnville, TN area.
Everyone books their own travel arrangements.
Check-in at Hampton Inn - McMinnville.
IGIA will coordinate group transportation for the two days of tours, departing each day from the Hampton Inn - McMinnville.

Wednesday, September 13

-Tour Hale & Hines Nursery
-Tour Turner & Sons Nursery
-Tour of Tennessee State University Otis Floyd Nursery Research Center
-Tour Blankenship Farms
-Tour Walker Nursery
-Group dinner at The Lodge at Fall Creek Falls

Thursday, September 14

-Tour Bouldin & Lawson Manufacturing
-Tour Home Nursery
-Tour Botanico, Inc
-Tour Faron Green
-Group dinner at Short Mountain Distillery with a tour

Growers Web Collage