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!


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!


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.

Tentative Itinerary

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 brewery tour

Growers Web Collage

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  


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

There is also room to customize a sponsorship, so if you have ideas, contact IGIA at 217.546.4733.