Pleasant View Gardens, D.S. Cole Growers host open house in August
Photo courtesy of Pleasant View Gardens & D.S. Cole Growers

Pleasant View Gardens, D.S. Cole Growers host open house in August

Hundreds of new varieties will be on display at the 23rd annual event.

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Building on more than two decades of open house events, Pleasant View Gardens (PVG) and D.S. Cole Growers are at it again – opening their doors to industry professionals from around the world to visit their greenhouses and gardens on August 1, 2019.

“It sounds cliché, but after 23 years, we still get excited by all the opportunities this event affords attendees,” Andy Huntington, National Sales Manager of Pleasant View Gardens, says. “Think about it. Where can you go to learn about all the wonderful introductions from Proven Winners, pick up new ideas on how to successfully grow and sell these outstanding plants, rub elbows with some of the industry’s top professionals, and have a little fun? Precious few. Which is what makes this event so popular with growers from all over,” affirms Huntington.  

This year, Pleasant View and D.S. Cole will be showcasing more annuals and recipes than ever before. Plus, they’ll have hundreds of perennials, shrubs, and vegetables on display, including PVG’s own Savor Edibles & Fragrants as well as their line of herbs, vegetables and fruit from Proven Winners.

D.S. Cole owner, Doug Cole, hopes to show plants that many may not have seen at Spring Trials. “Some highlights include new Ivy Geraniums, Lantana, and Mandevilla.  Also, don’t miss out on our new Zebra collection. What is a Zebra? Visit us to find out," says Cole.

Attendees will also be given the opportunity to help chart the horticultural future by voting on some of the plants and recipes that will be created and trialed in the coming year. And, as always, visitors will learn how strong genetics deliver greater grower success, something on which Pleasant View, Cole, and Proven Winners have always prided themselves. Open House guests will also be able to get answers to technical questions from staffers in-the-know, while gaining knowledge networking with other industry pros. Add free refreshments and a catered lunch, and the event should be a hit all around.

The 23rd annual Open House runs from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. on August 1, giving attendees a full day to tour and enjoy the gardens. Both PVG and Cole are located in Loudon, New Hampshire. 

Loudon is around 35 minutes from the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, and 1 hour 20 minutes from the Boston Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. Loudon's surrounding areas provide many recreational opportunities in early August.

Chris Schlegel, head grower at D.S. Cole suggests adding a couple side trips for those attending this year’s open house. “The coast is just a short drive away, and we’re surrounded by gorgeous mountains and lakes. Coming in for our Open House would be the perfect time to explore all that our state has to offer,” says Schlegel. 

While the Pleasant View and D.S Cole Open House event is free to attend, greenhouse and nursery growers, retailers, landscapers and brokers are required to register in advance to ensure their spot.

Contact D.S. Cole Growers at 603-783-9561 or office@dscolegrowers.com.

Contact Pleasant View Gardens at 603-435-8361 or shanaf@pwpvg.com.