A Behind the Scenes Look at the Green Industry

Jul 26, 2019 07:00am -
Jul 27, 2019 05:00pm
St. Paul

Event Description

Region V Regional Meeting | St. Paul, MN
A Behind the Scenes look at the Green Industry
Friday, July 26 - Saturday, July 27
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the green industry “from seed to sale,” and learn the process of propagation through retail through public engagement in one whirlwind day. We will start the day at the nationally-recognized Tangletown Gardens to see their approach to attracting consumers to their independent garden center in a tightening market. From there, we will tour the Como Conservatory to see why this public garden is a favorite for families, Millennials, photographers, and more. We will wrap up the day at Bailey Nurseries, where there will be tours and presentations on propagation and nursery production, breeding and branding, and how all of these components connect to public gardens and retailers, bringing the entire industry full circle.
LaQuinta Woodbury - $89/night + tax (includes breakfast)
Address: 700 Bielenberg Dr, Woodbury, MN 55125
Phone: (651) 264-0144
Simply call the hotel and let them know you're with the GardenComm/Bailey group to get the $89 rate.
Friday, July 26
5:00-6:30 PM

GardenComm Connect meeting at LaQuinta Woodbury

6:30 PM

Attendees enjoy dinner on their own (within walking distance The Tavern Grill, Cravings Wine Bar, Akita Sushi, Machete Cocina)

Saturday, July 27 (all day meeting)
7:00 AM

Welcome by Rita Perea and Ryan McEnaney in hotel lobby with inspiring explanations of the day and experiences, and a pitch to potential new members

7:30 AM

Bus or shuttle vans depart from hotel to Tangletown Gardens for Retail Garden Experience

9:00 -11:00 AM

Retail Tour + Presentation

11 -11:30 AM

Bus or vans shuttle attendees to Public Garden Experience

11:30 -1:30 PM

Public Garden Experience at the Como Zoo & Conservatory

1:30 PM

Bus or vans shuttle attendees to Bailey Nurseries for Breeder/Grower Experience

2:00 PM

Welcome to Bailey by Ryan McEnaney

2:15 PM

Container field tour

3:45 PM

Propagation tour

5:00 PM

Display Garden tour

5:30 PM

Happy Hour in the Display Garden

6:00 PM

Dinner under the tent in Display Garden

8:00 PM

Thank you for attending by Rita Perea and Ryan McEnaney at Display Garden

8:15 PM

Load bus/shuttle van + depart for hotel

Event Type:Education
Category:Regional Meeting
Early registration ends on May 26, 2019.
Regular registration starts on May 27, 2019 and ends on Jul 25, 2019.
Late registration starts on Jul 26, 2019.
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