TreeTown USA to showcase plants inspired by nature at Winters Nursery Horticultural Encounter and open house
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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.


HOUSTON – TreeTown USA will host an inaugural event at their Winters, California nursery, Sept. 16-27, 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, the company 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 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, Sept. 26 and landscape professionals on Friday, Sept. 27. The open house includes tours of the garden displays and Winters nursery, catered barbeque lunch from local eatery Buckhorn Grill and a special documentary screening of “Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf” on Sept. 27.

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

Please RSVP to the open house to ensure ample seating and food. To make a reservation, contact Jessica Heredia at (714) 279-3181 or email

To learn more about TreeTown USA, visit the company’s website here.