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Landscape Operations Industry Tour

Landscape Operations Tour

OCTOBER 26-27, 2020

The 2020 AmericanHort Landscape Operations Tour will take place in Raleigh, NC. Mark your calendars for October 26-27 and get ready to network, learn and share.

Tour Six World-Class Operations

We’ll visit six exemplary companies to learn how these businesses attract and retain quality team members, build vibrant company cultures, and handle topics like project management, customer service, training and so much more. We will see their operations up close and learn production techniques that allows their businesses to thrive. and so much more.

Connect, Learn and Share

Connect with other industry innovators and leaders like yourself to network, discuss your operations, swap ideas, and so much more.

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Stay at the Hilton Durham near Duke University

AmericanHort has secured special rates for Landscape Operations Tour attendees. Rooms are limited, so be sure to make reservations with the hotel by October 5.

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Tour Stops

Myatt Landscaping
Myatt Landscaping

For the past 25 years, Myatt Landscaping has been providing high-end residential and commercial maintenance. They understand the importance of preventative maintenance, cleanliness, and time-management and have made company culture a pillar of their business.


Yard-Nique is a landscaping company with several locations in the southeast focused almost completely on commercial maintenance. They recently made a strategic decision increase their profitability by downsizing. Yard-Nique employees approximately 450 employees - many from the H-2B program during the summer. Focusing on customer service, business strategy, communication, mentorship, and company culture are extremely important factors to their success.

New Garden Landscaping and Nursery

New Garden Landscaping’s focus is on comprehensive solutions for their customers, from full-service contracts to selective services. They embrace a diversified business portfolio which also includes a nursery growing operation and a retail garden center. They firmly believe in being loyal to their 130 year-round employees and supporting advocacy efforts.

Green Visions Landscaping
Green Visions Landscaping

Green Visions was founded during 2008 and, in just over a decade, they have grown their business substantially. Focusing solely on high-end design/build, Green Visions Landscaping has less than 25 employees - most of whom have been there since the beginning. They owe much of their success to their customer satisfaction, company culture, and financial efficiency.

Parker’s Landscape Services

Parker’s Landscape Services provides residential install and maintenance services to the Research Triangle Park area. They focus on creating the best experience for their customer and market their services through word-of-mouth and referrals instead of competing for bids. They are gardeners-at-heart who believe in educating and building strong relationships with their clients as well as utilizing horticultural best practices in their work.

Hoffman Nursery

Founded in Rougemont, North Carolina in 1986, Hoffman Nursery specializes in ornamental and native grass liners for the wholesale trade. They grow over 140 species and cultivars of grasses, sedges, and other grass-like plants that are shipped to wholesale customers across North America.

North Carolina Botanical Garden

For more than half a century, the North Carolina Botanical Garden has been dedicated to conserving North Carolina’s unique botanical legacy. They cultivate more than 1,100 acres of garden and conservation areas, safeguard rare and endangered plant species from extinction, and educate new generations of plant lovers and environmental citizens.

John Deer
John Deere Co.

John Deere is a household name and a leader in landscaping and turf equipment with a wide network of dealers. The John Deere Headquarters in Cary, NC will host a cocktail hour in their atrium filled with their newest equipment and technology. Dinner and networking to follow.

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The Schedule

Network with other leaders in the landscaping industry while touring world-class landscaping companies.

Sunday, October 25

Registration: 3 PM - 5 PM
Hilton Durham, Durham, NC

Meet & Greet: 5 PM - 7 PM
The Hotel Bar at Hilton Durham, Durham, NC
For those arriving on Sunday, AmericanHort will be hosting a casual Meet & Greet at the hotel bar.

Monday October 26

Registration: 6 AM - 7 AM
Hilton Durham

Board the Bus at Hilton Durham: 7:15 AM

Tour: 7:15 AM-7:30 PM

  • Hoffman Nursery
  • North Carolina Botanical Garden/Yard-nique
  • Parker’s Landscape Services
  • Myatt Landscape Concepts
  • John Deere Headquarters

Bus Returns to the Hilton Durham: 7:30 PM

Tuesday October 27

Board the bus at Hilton Durham: 7:15 AM

Tour: 7:15 AM - 2 PM

  • New Garden Landscaping and Nursery
  • Green Visions
  • Lunch & Tour Wrap Up

Bus Returns to the Hilton Durham: 2 PM

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Join us for the Landscape Operations Tour and visit six exemplary landscaping companies, get a personal view of their operational strategies, and network with fellow industry professionals. AmericanHort members receive a discounted registration. Register Today!

Member Pricing
Non-Member Pricing


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The Power of AmericanHort Membership

As a member of AmericanHort, the green industry’s leading association, you will be connected to the mentors, leaders and knowledgeable resources you need - when you need them - so that you can Perform Better day in and day out, Grow Faster than you ever dreamed possible, and Prepare both Yourself and Your Business for the Future.

If you’d like to save $150 on your registration and receive all the great benefits of membership in AmericanHort, join us today.

Become A Member

*Special NCNLA Pricing: In alliance with the North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association (NCNLA), AmericanHort is offering member pricing to all current NCNLA members. Email Kathryn Stansbury at for the discount code.

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Travel & Hotel

Hilton Durham
Hilton Durham near Duke University 3800 Hillsborough Road
Durham, NC 27705

AmericanHort has secured special rates for your hotel stay. Rooms are limited, if you’d like to take advantage of these exclusive rates, you must make reservations with the hotel by October 5.

Rate: $134 plus tax, per night
*Includes Breakfast Voucher. One night deposit required at time of reservation

Hotel Reservation Cutoff Date: October 5

Reserve Your Hotel Room

Want to make hotel reservations via phone? Call 1-800-HILTONS and use the group code AHL.

Cancellation of an individual reservation must be completed 48 hours prior to arrival (4 PM, 2 days prior to arrival) to avoid any fees or charges.

Transportation from Airport to the Hotel

The Hilton Durham is located 18 miles from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

  • Taxi
  • Uber
  • Car Rental (AmericanHort members can save up to 10% on Hertz car rentals)

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