ASLA Nursery Tour: A Plant-astic Time Beyond Be-Leaf

What do you get when you combine 30 Landscape Architects, a party bus, 5 nurseries, 1 compost facility, plant trivia, and awesome prizes? A really awesome nursery tour of course!

And what a blast it was! ASLA Southern Section recently went on a tour of nurseries in the Tucson metro region, and it was quite a success. WDG helped organize and sponsor the event. Over 30 local professionals joined in on the fun, and we stopped at 5 nurseries and 1 composting facility. Our very own Nate Ritchie and his colleague even put together plant trivia for the bus ride, so we all left with some unique new knowledge of plants. Our tour included: Desert Trees, Tank's Green Stuff, Green Things, Mesquite Valley Growers, Desert Survivors, and the Pima County Native Plant Nursery.

All aboard! Here's the group at the start of the day on the way to our first stop at Desert Trees.

 Nursery managers and propagators were all very excited to share their knowledge on plant growing processes behind the scenes. One common theme: patience is key.

Nursery managers and propagators were all very excited to share their knowledge on plant growing processes behind the scenes. One common theme: patience is key.

Check out the photos above for some shots of the nurseries we visited and the awesome prizes that people won (yum compost) from plant trivia.

Thank you to all of those who helped make this nursery tour happen, including the organizing committee and all of the sponsors. We look forward to another one!