Retail Nurseries and Garden Centers Road Map Now Available
The newest edition of the popular Retail Nurseries and Garden Centers Road Map is out, and available to order for FREE online.
The folding highway map, just like the kind service stations used to give away, includes 133 retail garden centers and specialty nurseries across Oregon and Southwest Washington where consumers can shop.
The map also lists 22 retail nurseries selling by mail order or online, 43 firms offering various types of landscaping services, and 41 beautiful and unique public gardens that are waiting to be explored.
“This map is a great way to plan your own plant buying road trip,” said Curt Kipp, director of publications for the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN), which publishes the map and represents the state’s nursery and greenhouse industry. “Oregon is a great place to grow plants, and is full of wonderful retail nurseries, and nearly all of the ones on our map are locally owned and family run. You won’t get bored checking out the unique things they have to offer.”
OAN has printed 35,000 copies of the map, which is now updated every two years. It’s promoted under their Plant Something Oregon consumer gardening program, which provides localized, expert advice and information to gardeners. There’s a website at www.plantsomethingoregon.com with blog posts, a searchable directory of retailers, a list of the scientifically proven benefits of gardening and plants, and much more. There’s a email newsletter too, published 18 times a year, which you can get by signing up on the site.
The map is available to individuals as well as organizations such as garden clubs. Those groups can request a bundle of maps by writing to [email protected] and specifying how many copies and where to send them.
“We created this tool to enhance people’s enjoyment and discovery of retail nurseries, and ultimately, gardening,” Kipp said. “It’s a fun and healthy hobby that helps melt away stress, while beautifying your yard and community. You just invest a little work and time, and enjoy the dividends — and beauty — all spring and summer.”
Order a copy of the map at plantsomethingoregon.com/order-the-road-map.