Join your colleagues to tour the following MNLA garden centers west of the Twin Cities. Network and bring back ideas to implement at your own garden center and share your ideas with your peers!
The tour will begin and end at Otten Bros. Garden Center and Landscaping.
Register online or click here to download a pdf registration form to mail or fax to the MNLA Office.
9:00 am — Registration-Meet at Otten Bros.
10:00 am — Buses load to tour sites
3:30 pm — Return to Otten Bros.
Otten Bros. Garden Center & Landscaping
Otten Bros. is a second generation, family owned garden center and residential design/build landscape business. We were proud to celebrate our 60th year in business last year. Otten Bros. was founded in 1963, by three brothers from the Buffalo area. Today, Otten Bros. sits on over 11 acres in Long Lake (which is just 20 minutes west of downtown Minneapolis). We also operate a small rural growing range and retail garden center in Delano called The Flower Farm.
Dundee Nursery & Landscaping
Dundee Nursery & Landscaping is a family owned and operated, full service garden center. Our friendly experts have the talent and knowledge to assist with our many fine products, plants, and services. Our landscape department will design and install an ideal outdoor living space. The floral department has fresh cut flowers and arrangements for any occasion. The garden center and store have everything you need for gardening inside and outside, plus delightful home accents.
Bachman's has been in business since 1885, when founder Henry Bachman, Sr., planted potatoes, lettuce, onions, and squash on a plot of land in south Minneapolis. Today, that plot contains the firm's headquarters and acres of floral, gift, garden, and landscaping departments, and Bachman's has grown to be one of the largest traditional floral and nursery operations in the world. At present, Bachman's has six retail floral, gift, and garden centers in the Twin Cities, and a floral presence in metro area Lunds and Byerly's stores. Bachman's also operates indoor and outdoor landscaping divisions, a nursery wholesale division, seven acres of greenhouses, and a 670-acre growing range near Lakeville, which produces many of the plants, flowers, and landscaping products sold through Bachman's locations. Bachman's fleet of purple floral trucks delivers over 5,000 packages during an average week.
Kelley & Kelley Nursery
Kelley & Kelley, A 92 year old family-owned Enterprise offers a line of annuals, perennials, pots, herbs and topiaries, with an added emphasis on the somewhat hard to find perennials . These include natives, woodlanders, and shade-lovers. At the helm currently is Steve Kelley, the 4th generation Kelley to enjoy the delights (and, at times, the travails) of the business. The lure of Kelley & Kelley remains, after all these years, its setting. Settled into the old Kelley family homestead, the property, with its age-old trees, display gardens and beds in which perennials are grown presents a distinctively different atmosphere than that at many garden centers. We love the homey feel and have resisted "prettying-up" the grounds.