A great way to see what fellow professionals are doing in the field, literally. It's a tour-packed day with lots of opportunity to network and learn something new or different.
Please join us for the Fall Tour! Following are some of the highlights of the event and the new additions this year! You won't want to miss this opportunity to rejuvenate, reconnect with fellow MNLA members, and share new ideas.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:
CPP EXAM: The CPP Exam will begin at 2:00 pm at Tilleraas Landscape and Nursery at 100 32 Street SW in Great Falls, MT. Registration is due by August 22. You may register on-line at www.plantingmontana.com.
HACKERS & PRUNERS GOLF TOURNAMENT: Golfers join us at 2:00 pm at Hickory Swing Golf Course located at 1100 American Avenue in Great Falls. Join us for a fun 9-hole tournament. No previous golf experience required to participate!
DINNER: Forde Nursery - Join us at Forde Nursery, 2025 2nd Ave NW in Great Falls at 5pm for dinner to kick off the Fall Tour. You will enjoy a walking tour of this beautiful nursery, founded in 1980 by Bruce Forde. Also visit vendor booths and equipment demonstrations set up at the nursery.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14:
When & Where: The 2018 Fall Tour will take place in Great Falls on Friday, September 14,2018.
Bus transportation will be available at the Staybridge Suites of Great Falls at 7:45 am.
Tour Sites will include:
BREAKFAST: Tilleraas Landscape & Nursery is a family owned and operated business since 1986. Join us for breakfast and enjoy the warm hospitality of the Tilleraas family as we tour their beautiful garden center.
Rivers Edge Trail - Many groups began collaboration in 1989 to create the scenic and wild River’s Edge Trail and the result is stunning. The 60 mile trail meanders through a dry landscape along the bluffs above the great Missouri River in the local footsteps of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Enjoy public art pieces, view of the five nearby falls of the Missouri and the plant life.
Milwaukee Station – One of Great Falls most prestigious landmarks. Beautiful grounds to view and lovely waterfall– bring your cameras for some great photo ops here.
West Bank Landing - West Bank Landing a new commercial development along the Missouri River across from the Cascade County Fairgrounds, currently includes hotels, a brewery, restaurants, and a health and wellness center. MNLA guests will stay at the Staybridge Suites located on the West Bank. You will also have lunch at Big Mouth BBQ located in "the landing" too.
Site Visits – Beautiful landscape projects by local MNLA member companies will be interspersed throughout the day.
TO REGISTER: You may register on-line at www.plantingmontana.com , by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Jyl Story at 406-755-3079. Please register by August 30.
We look forward to seeing you there!