Village Nurseries to Host Third Annual Horticultural Encounter Showcasing Planting Themes for Landscape Professionals

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ORANGE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#droughttolerant–In response to popular demand by landscape architects and designers, Village
Nurseries Wholesale
today announced the Third Annual Horticulture
Encounter April 10-21, 2017 at their Huntington Beach Landscape Center
at 10500 Garfield. The event will give landscape professionals a deeper
understanding of how and where their plant offerings will thrive.

As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to help landscape
keep current on the latest plant material trends,
Village Nurseries also will sponsor a Guest Speaker Series that features
keynote presentations from top professionals who will present invaluable
information for all attendees. This event is presented in conjunction
with the Horticultural Encounter, but in a more casual format with hopes
that the flexible times will fit more professionals’ schedules.

Landscape professionals will be able to tour through several plant
vignettes showcasing plants
best suited for today’s landscape

Perfect Pairings — plants that bring out the best in each other; Dreams
of Deep Shade
— plants that thrive in shady areas; Animal
— plants providing habitat for critters; Dry Lush
; Mediterranean Marvels; Succulent Sensations;
and Supreme Screens.

Reservations are required for all Horticultural
tours, which can include a group of associates or company
teams. To schedule a tour, contact Suzie Wiest at (858) 699-0442 or
email at

Guest Speaker Series

April 12, 2017 5PM – 7:30PM
An Evening Under the Stars –
Starting with “Modern Irrigation Technologies for High Performance
Landscapes” followed by “”Set the Mood, Set the Scene: an FX Luminaire
Lighting Experience.” Wine and cheese will be served under the stars for
the evening light show.

April 13, 2017 8: 30AM – 12: 30PM
The Queen of
Succulents—Dehra Lee Baldwin “Do’s and Don’ts for Succulent Landscapes:”
Baldwin will discuss commonly made mistakes, terrific yet underutilized
succulents, lawn-to-succulent conversions, top designers’ signature
styles, perfect plant pairings and companions worth considering. She
will also have her books on hand for purchase and autographing.

MWELO Authority—Lance Sweeney — Ensuring water efficiencies in
landscapes is the responsibility of the landscape design team and
required by local municipalities. With 36 years of experience, Mr.
Sweeney will bring his expertise on hydrozones and irrigation design to
explain how to comply with today’s Water Efficient Ordinances (WELO). He
will share helpful tools to design a hydrozone and irrigation plan to
conserve water and get plans approved quickly.

April 18, 2017 10:30AM – 12:00PM (For Spanish-speaking Landscape

April 20, 2017 10:30AM – 12:00PM

Nicholas Staddon “The Plantsman” — One session is all in Spanish; one
on English. The success of an installation has much to do with the
plants one chooses and proper installation. Learn about Village
Nurseries’ new plants, as well as Kellogg Soil Products whose experts
will demonstrate how to properly plant along with the right soil

April 19, 2017 8:30AM – 10:30AM
Breakfast with Bill – Bill
Darlington is a soil scientist with Waypoint Analytical who has been
evaluating soils and diagnosing plant health issues at landscape
projects, nurseries, greenhouses, amendment suppliers and farmers for
over 30 years. Join him to learn about the most important soil issues
that everyone needs to know, and “the good, the bad and the ugly” of
soil amendments.

RSVPs for the Guest Speaker Series are appreciated to ensure ample
seating and food. To make a reservation, contact Dicksey Williams at
(714) 279-3114 or email her at

About Village Nurseries
in 1976, Village Nurseries currently has major wholesale sales offices
in Orange and Sacramento, California and more than 950 acres under
cultivation in growing facilities located strategically throughout
Northern and Southern California. It serves markets throughout the
western United States while maintaining four specialty Landscape
locations to serve landscape professionals. For more
information, visit


Daly-Swartz PR for Village Nurseries
Jeffrey Swartz, 949-470-0075