NEWPORT, Minn. -- We are thrilled that our Backyard Tour is taking us to Newport, MN to share Gordie and Jo Bailey's backyard and a bit of background on the birth of Bailey Nurseries. What is significant about Gordie Bailey and Bailey Nurseries? Many of the plants/flowers you are planting in your backyard may have started out in their 'backyard'!
Bailey Nurseries is a fourth-generation family-owned nursery serving customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Gordie Bailey, a descendent of founder John Vincent and Elizabeth Bailey, is a third generation Bailey who moved into leadership roles in the 1970's. Bailey Nurseries are widely recognized as one of the United States' largest wholesale nurseries, with products distributed by more than 4,500 independent garden centers, landscapers, growers and re-wholesalers. Bailey Nurseries main offices and growing fields are located in Newport, MN, with nursery operations also taking place in Yamhill and Sauvie Island, Oregon; Sunnyside, Washington; Onarga, Illinois and Charles City, Iowa.
Throughout their existence, Bailey Nurseries has earned a reputation as a leader in the nursery industry. Their inventive techniques, high quality plants, active involvement in industry organizations; as well as their integrity, innovation and quality, have been hallmarks of their company since their debut in 1905.
Tonight, Belinda is attending the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association Foundation's Garden Party to raise funds for their critical work in enhancing the overall image of eco-friendly careers. Due to impending weather the Garden Party has been moved from Gordie and Jo Bailey's backyard to Tinucci's Dining Room.
The Foundation's Garden Party features an evening of food, fellowship and fundraising to celebrate scholars, donors and the future of the industry. All proceeds benefit the career development and promotion efforts of the MNLA Foundation.
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