More than 50 delegates from across the nursery supply chain had an opportunity to tour local production nurseries and landscape suppliers on the NGIA wholesale tour ahead of the national conference held in Hobart last month.
Tibballs Nursery, Granton Plants, Horticultural and Landscape Supplies and Westland Nurseries opened their doors to conference delegates providing a first-hand insight into their businesses and the broader operating environment in Tasmania.
The tours – both wholesale and retail – are an important prelude to the NGIA national conference held every two years and provide a valuable platform for local businesses to share knowledge, showcase innovative practices and discuss issues faced and solved.
On this year’s wholesale tour, delegates visited Tibballs Nursery, a third-generation family owned wholesale business established in 1946. The business primarily grows flower and vegetable seedlings, along with a diverse range of edible and ornamental plants.