Starting a Nursery

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Welcome! You have arrived at a web site developed to help people in Oregon find information about starting a nursery business. It is designed to give you an overview on many topics especially important in the nursery industry. There are many things to consider thoroughly before beginning any business venture. It is our hope that this information can help you decide if a nursery business is in your future and what you need to do to begin the process.

The topics covered here include:

  • Business planning
  • Marketing
  • Nursery types
  • Production systems
  • Regulations
  • Resource management including labor, water, and land

After reading through this site, you will have gained a better understanding of the Oregon nursery industry and some of the challenges and opportunities it offers. You should have enough of the details necessary to begin to develop a business plan for your own nursery business.

Links to additional information about specific topics are also provided.

Nursery Industry

Business Planning


Nursery Resources

Laws and Regulations