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During MANTS 2021, Hoffman Nursery will be hosting grass chats and virtual visits using Zoom. These events take place outside the MANTS.com Business Hub. Using Zoom allows you to hear and see us, and for events like our Happy Hour, we hope to see you on camera, too! 

If Zoom is new for you, check this FAQs page for tips. To get more information and register to attend MANTS, visit their attendee page.

OUR EVENT SCHEDULE (all times are EST)

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 

  • 11:00 am - Chat with the Breeder: Dave MacKenzie on Andropogon gerardii Karl's Cousin® - [Join webinar] Webinar ID: 879 4814 7710; Passcode: 972407
  • 4:30 pm - Hoffman Nursery Happy Hour! - [Join meeting] Meeting ID: 812 7040 0506; Passcode: 779322

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 

  • 9:00 am - Growing Operations Office Hours: Bring your grass questions to the experts! - [Join meeting] Meeting ID: 823 0412 6908; Passcode: 306907
  • 11:00 am - Chat with the BreederPiet Oudolf on Panicum virgatum 'Purple Tears' - [Join webinar] Webinar ID: 861 8825 9644; Passcode: 972407
  • 2:00 pm - Chat with the Breeder: Thierry Delabroye on Schizachyrium scoparium 'Chameleon' - [Join webinar] Webinar ID: 873 7802 5487; Passcode: 972407

Friday, Jan. 8. 2021 

  • 9:00 am - Grass Recs from our Sales Team - [Join webinar] Webinar ID: 894 0088 6345; Passcode: 823467
  • 11:00 am - Chat with the Breeder: Pat Fitzgerald on Carex morrowii EverColor® 'Everglow' - [Join webinar] Webinar ID: 834 9847 8766; Passcode: 972407

This schedule is evolving, so check back for updates.


Chat with the Breeder (Wed, Thu, Fri) - In these daily sessions, you'll see John Hoffman chat with plant breeders who developed some of our newest selections. He'll be joined by David Hoffman to field questions and foster discussion around these exciting new grasses and sedges. 

  • Wednesday, we'll hear from Dave MacKenzie of Hortech, who developed Andropogon gerardii Karl's Cousin®, a Big Bluestem with beautiful ornamental qualities that stays upright.
  • Thursday AM, hear master plantsman and designer Piet Oudolf's chat with John about Panicum virgatum 'Purple Tears'. Learn how it caught his eye, how he uses it in designs, and which plants work with it.
  • Thursday PM, French nurseryman Thierry Delabroye gives us the story on the ground-breaking selection, Schizachyrium scoparium 'Chameleon'.
  • Friday, the chat is on with Pat Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Nurseries in Ireland. He brought the EverColor® series of sedges to the world, and he'll talk about Carex morrowii EverColor® 'Everglow', the newest in our sedge lineup. 

Hoffman Nursery Happy Hour (Wed) - Join us at the end of the day for a virtual visit. We plan on a little trivia, some giveaways, and a whole lot of fun conversation. It's not the same as meeting up at Pratt Street Ale House, but we'll still enjoy seeing friends and colleagues. You'll want a working microphone and camera on your computer or mobile device to get the full experience. Participate a little or a lot—we'll be happy to have you in whatever mode you choose. Grab your favorite beverage and join the gang! 

Growing Operations Office Hours (Thu) - Bring your best grass questions for Head Grower Bill Hall and Sr. Dir. of Sales & Operations David Hoffman. They'll be available during this hour to entertain your questions and address the most common issues we see with grasses. This session uses the Zoom meeting format, so you'll be able to ask questions using your computer or device's microphone and camera if you'd like. You'll also be able to type your questions into the chat window or Q&A box.  

Grass Recs (Fri) - Recommendations, FAQs, and a lively discussion about grasses in green public spaces with Sales Team members Jessica Hall and Stephen Gillis, along with Sr. Dir. of Sales & Operations, David Hoffman. Moderated by Marketing Director Shannon Currey.

A wholesale nursery providing ornamental and native grass liners since 1986.  
Hoffman Nursery specializes in producing top quality, ornamental and native grass liners for the wholesale trade. Our customers include a broad range of the horticultural industry from local garden centers and landscapers to large-scale wholesale nurseries. Other clients include landscape design firms, municipalities, golf courses, and zoos.

Address:     5520 Bahama Rd, Rougemont, NC 27572
Email:    sales@hoffmannursery.com     Contact:   John Hoffman
Phone:    (919) 479-6620   FAX:  919-471-3100



Jessica Hall – Sales and Customer Service Representative

Stephen Gillis – Sales and Customer Service Representative

Mandy Cuskelly – Sales and Customer Service Assistant

Shannon Currey – Marketing Director

Alex Stanley-Stretch – Marketing & Graphic Design Associate

  • (first row) Jessica Hall, Stephen Gillis, Mandy Cuskelly
    (second row) Shannon Currey, Alex Stanley-Stretch


Bill Hall – Head Grower

Scott Stirrup – Shipping and Facilities Manager

Brice Davis – Production Manager

Kata Kreß Wallace – Production Supervisor

  • (first row) Bill Hall, Scott Stirrup; (second row) Brice Davis, Kata Kreß Wallace


John Hoffman – owner

Jill Hoffman – owner

David Hoffman – Senior Director of Sales and Operations

Martha Hamblin – Senior Director of HR and Legal

Joseph Luhn – Senior Director of Information Technology

  • (top row) John Hoffman, Jill Hoffman; (bottom row) David Hoffman, Martha Hamblin, Joseph Luhn

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