Growers Connect

Each year, the IGIA Growers Committee plans a one-day 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. 

These events have become increasingly popular, with the 2017 selling out!  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!

2018 Tour

September 20, 2018
Locations: To be determined by the IGIA Growers Committee

Contact the IGIA office if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for this event.

2017 Tour

8:00am GRO Horticultural Enterprises Union, IL
     11:00am      Goodmark Nurseries Wonder Lake, IL
2:30pm Hampshire Farms Hampshire, IL
4:30pm        Social Mixer at Hampshire Farms       Hampshire, IL

2017 Growers Tour

2016 Tour

No event held this year


2015 Tour

9:00am Hoffie Nursery Union, IL
    12:00pm      Mariani Nursery    Garden Prairie, IL   
2:00pm Fox Ridge Nursery Harvard, IL
4:00pm        Social Mixer at Hoffie Nursery      Union, IL

2015 Growers Tour

2014 Tour

   10:00am     Possibility Place Nursery Monee, IL
1:00pm Bailey Nursery Onarga, IL
3:00pm Kankakee Nursery    Aroma Park, IL   
5:30pm     Social Mixer at Steve Worth's Home      

Growers Tour 2014