09-13-19 | News

TreeTown USA to Showcase Hard-working Plants

Will Hold Open House September 16-27

TreeTown USA to Showcase Hard-working Plants

Event guests will learn about plants and applications that play special roles: from earth-cooling groundcovers and pollinator habitats to hydrozones and plants native to the region. 

TreeTown USA's annual Horticultural EncounterA(R) and Open House, September 16-27, 2019, at their Winters, California, nursery, the first time that nursery will be home to the event, will launch a new focus: "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 are StarA(R) Roses and Plants, Anthony Tesselaar Plants, Fiore Stone and Bailey Nurseries.

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

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