September 25-27, Orlando, Fla.

Special Features
Meet – Learn – Discover

The Landscape Show is recognized as one of the premier nursery and landscape trade shows in the country. Know in the 1950s as the FNGA Trade Meet, The Landscape Show has a long history of bringing thousands of members of the nursery industry together.

Taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., the exhibit area at uses 250,000 square feet of space to showcase more than 600 industry companies. Horticultural product lines vary from trees, plants, shrubs, liners, annuals, perennials, foliage and more. Hard good supplies include soils, mulches, equipment, nursery and greenhouse supplies, pavers, stones, statuary and much more.

In addition to the extensive trade show, numerous industry events surround The Landscape Show. Educational classes are available covering everything from production to landscape management and design to retail to FNGLA’s certification programs. Take advantage of the special displays setup at the show to get ideas and practical solutions. Social events provide time for relaxing with old and new friends. Best of all, exchange news, information and industry knowledge as you meet with colleagues and associates.

There’s always something new and exciting to see and learn at The Landscape Show. It has more than 500 exhibiting companies specializing in plants, trees, hardscape and horticulture-related supplies. The FNGLA Short Course offers premium education opportunities through tours, workshops and specialty sessions. Free demonstrations ongoing each day of the show, located inside the exhibit hall. The show has a New Plants & New Products showcase, the FNGLA Landscape Awards Program Presentation Gala and the Landscape Show/SHARE benefit Golf Tournament.

For complete show information, visit www.fngla.org/fnats.

Take advantage of these activities and programs to meet people and share ideas and resources.

The Landscape Show/SHARE Golf Tournament

Moving to a new golf course adds to the excitement of this popular industry sporting event. This year, the tournament will take place at The Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Club on the New Course, an 18-hole course providing a Scottish links masterpiece. The Villas of Grand Cypress is a Jack Nicklaus Signature course with limited public play. Proceeds from this event benefit the FNGLA Endowed Research Fund.

A separated ticketed event. To register, call 800-375-3642.

FNGLA Landscape Awards Gala

Celebrate excellence as FNGLA recognizes the 2008 Award of Excellence recipients for outstanding landscapes. The awards banquet takes place at the Rosen Plaza Hotel on Friday, September 26. The grand finale of the evening is the announcement of the Roy Rood Award winner, given to the most outstanding entry in this year’s competition.

A separated ticketed event. To register, call 800-375-3642.

FNGLA Career Fair

More than 300 high school students take part in this hour-long program to learn about college and career opportunities related to the nursery and landscape industry. Industry members share the broad range of job opportunities available as young people consider the future career options available in this growing industry.

Preregistration required. Call 800-375-3642.

FNGLA Certification Celebration

For FNGLA Certified Professionals Only. Come meet with your fellow certified colleagues to catch up on the latest certification information and developments, as well as celebrate professional successes. A reception finishes off this interactive event.

To register, call 800-375-3642.

The Landscape Show Opening Day Reception

Open to everyone with a trade show badge. This is the place to meet your industry friends, customers and colleagues to exchange news, views and business cards. Relax with a drink and appetizers as you wrap up business for the day before heading out on the town. The party takes place at the Rosen Plaza Hotel on Thursday, September 25 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

The Landscape Show Demonstration Area

Take advantage of informal, free demonstrations! These 15 to 20-minute presentations will take place near the center of the show around the corner from the FNGLA booth. Don’t miss the chance to learn something new. Demonstration schedule is subject to change.

The Green Zone

The Green Zone is a convenient gathering of organizations who can offer practical information related to energy and water conservation, recycling and potential certification points and credits available through landscaping and associated water conservation. Some of the groups participating include Florida Water Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Yards & Neighborhoods, Irrigation Association, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Automated Weather Network.

In addition, the Green Zone will feature Sustainable Solutions Showcase, highlighting exhibitor products and services that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.

You’ll find specific  models of landscapes demonstrating how to receive the most certification points and credits via programs such as LEEDS and Water Star. A “Green Concierge” will be available to answer questions and help direct you to appropriate resources related to your “green” questions and requests.

In the Green Zone, you can tour an environmentally friendly business office, sponsored by Capital Office Products, showcasing various products and processes to make your office more green.

Visit the Green Zone to see:

  • Sustainable Solutions Showcase-a display of sustainable and environmentally friendly products available from exhibitors at The Landscape Show.
  • Borrow ideas and inspiration from whimsical displays using plants and landscape products. See the featured EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival display in the main registration lobby, and enjoy the creative Topiary Towers designed by industry professionals from theme parks, resorts and FNGLA chapters to add fun to your visit.
  • Discover a variety of business resources at the BreakPoint Bookstore in the registration lobby. BreakPoint provides a broad cross-section of books and additional resources to add to your landscape and business success.
Schedule of Events
All events take place at the Orange County Convention Center unless otherwise noted.
Monday, September 22
1 – 5 p.m. Island & Large Exhibit Set-Up
Tuesday, September 23
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibitor Move In
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibitor Registration Open
Wednesday, September 24
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibitor Move In
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration Open
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Annual Landscape Show/SHARE Golf Tournament Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Course
2 – 6 p.m. FNGLA Short Course Tour of Harry P. Leu Gardens
Thursday, September 25
8 – 9 a.m. FNGLA Swat Team Breakfast
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Landscape Show Open – Badge required for admission
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Green Zone Open
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. FNGLA Short Course
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Landscape Show Opening Day Reception Rosen Plaza Hotel – Show Badge required
Friday, September 26
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Irrigation Association Class – SMART Technologies
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Irrigation Association Class – Landscape Irrigation Auditor
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Landscape Inspectors Association of Florida – Certification Review
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Landscape Show Open – Badge required for admission
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Green Zone Open
9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. FNGLA Short Course
10 – 11 a.m. FNGLA Career Fair
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hourly Demonstrations
4 – 6 p.m. FNGLA Certification Celebration
7 – 10 p.m. FNGLA Landscape Awards Banquet Rosen Plaza Hotel
Saturday, September 27
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Irrigation Association Class – Landscape Irrigation Auditor
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Irrigation Association Class – Electrical Troubleshooting
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Landscape Inspectors Association of Florida – Certification Exam
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Florida Nursery Political Action Committee (FNPAC) Meeting
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Landscape Show Open – Badge required for admission
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. PLANET Certification Written Exam
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hourly Demonstrations
1 – 5:30 p.m. Irrigation Association Certification Exam
During trade show hours, demonstrations will be taking place in the central area of the exhibit hall.

The Short Course

The FNGLA Short Course is held in conjunction with FNGLA’s The Landscape Show each year. The two-day format offers programs on garden center management, grower management, landscape design and landscape management.

To add to the educational experience and limited to Short Course participants, the FNGLA Short Course typically offers a guided tour of a premier Orlando-area resort or garden area. Designed to excite even the most seasoned landscape professional, this tour offers unique and cutting-edge plant palates.

Who Should Attend?

Retail garden center professionals, landscapers, landscape designers, woody ornamental growers.

Continuing Education Units

  • FNGLA Certified Horticulture Professional (FCHP)
  • FNGLA Certified Landscape Contractor, Technician & Designer (FCLC, FCLT, FCLD)
  • Restricted Use Pesticide Applicator Licenses (FDACS)

Pricing

  • Harry P. Leu Garden Tour Registration — $60 (Advance registration required)
  • Complete Seminar Registration (Includes show badge, Thursday and Friday seminar options, Thursday and Friday lunch) — $250 preregistration and $295 on-site
  • Single Ticket Options:

All short course breakout sessions or luncheons are available to purchase as a single ticket. Show badge is required for purchase of single tickets at the rate of $40 preregistration and $55 on-site.

  • Luncheon:

(L1) Thursday Luncheon – Cool Idea Exchange Luncheon: $45 preregistration and $55 on-site.
(L2) Friday Luncheon – Great to Greater Business … Luncheon: $50 preregistration and $60 on-site

2008 FNGLA Short Course

Wednesday, September 24

1:30 – 5:30 p.m. Harry P. Leu Gardens Tour (T1)-Orlando, Fla.

Get on the bus and enjoy an afternoon at Harry P. Leu Gardens. This tour will highlight special garden features such as the butterfly garden, rose garden and their special collection of palms, cycads and bamboos. A cooking demonstration, featuring Executive Director Robert Bowden, will use herbs from the gardens to tempt attendees’ taste buds. The tour will wrap up with a reception in the gardens. Wear your walking shoes and be ready for a great afternoon. Space is limited; preregistration is required.

Thursday, September 25

General Session
9 – 10:15 a.m. Keeping In Step With Ecnomoic Changes-An Outlook on Florida and the U.S. Economy (G1)-Dr. Henry Fishkind, Fishkind and Associates, Orlando, Fla.
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. New Varieties Showcase for Today’s Low-Water Reality (G2)
12 – 1 p.m. Cool Idea Exchange Luncheon (L1)

Grower Management
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Shift in Plant Mix for a Changing Economy (S1)-Alan Shapiro, Grandiflora, Gainesville, Fla., and Dave Self, Wyld West Annuals, Loxahatchee, Fla.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Growing a Green Future (S6)-Janet Curry, Ball Horticulture, West Chicago, Ill.
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Working with Existing Ordinances and Understanding What’s Coming! (S11)-Bruce Adams, EMC Engineers, Inc., West Palm Beach, Fla.; Bryan Nelson, District 38, Apopka, Fla.; Jim Spratt, FNGLA, Tallahassee, Fla.

Garden Center Management
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. 2009 Garden Trends-Understand and Learn How to Build a Successful Image (S2)-Susan McCoy, Garden Media Group/Impact Marketing & PR, Inc., Chadds Ford, Pa.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Color Creates Emotion-Proper Ways to Design with Colors (S7)-Dr. Jack Manhire, The Concept Design Group, Orlando, Fla.
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Merchandising Strategies-How to Sell More! (S12)-Terri Coldreck, Color Results, West Kennebunk, Maine

Landscape Management
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Working with Existing Ordinances and Understanding What’s Coming! (S4)-Bruce Adams, EMC Engineers, Inc., West Palm Beach, Fla.; Bryan Nelson, District 38, Apopka, Fla.; Jim Spratt, FNGLA, Tallahassee, Fla.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Traffic Safety Gear & Guidelines: Landscape Maintenance (S9)-Nelson Whittaker, Walt Disney World, Buena Vista, Fla.
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Landscape Color Trends! (S14)-Jeff Gibson, Ball Horticulture, West Chicago, Ill.

Landscape Design
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Conservative or Quirky-It’s All in the Design (S3)-Jenks Farmer, LushLife Nurseries, Beech Island, S.C.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Outside the Not so Big House: Creating the Landscape of Home (S8)-Julie Moir Messervy, Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio, Saxtons River, Vt.
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Incorporation Hardscapes Into Your Designs (S13)-Covey Wise, Plantscape, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa.

Green Track
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Linking Landscape to Communities (S5)-Tim Center, Sustainable Florida – Collins Center, Tallahassee, Fla.; Dave Tillis, Bonita Bay Group, Bonitay Bay, Fla.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Resources for Wise Landscaping (S10)-Dr. Pierce Jones, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Remembering the Beauty in “Green” Landscapes (S15)-Katy Moss Warner, New York, N.Y.

Friday, September 26

Grower Management
9 – 10 a.m. Ten Golden Rules of Management (S16)-Dr. David Kohl, AgriVision, LLC, Blacksburg, Va.
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Lean Flow Business Strategies (S21)-Gerson “Gary” Cortés, FlowVision, LLC, Dillon, Colo.

Garden Center Management
9 – 10 a.m. Be Magnetic! Attract the Right Customer (S17)-Patrick McWard, Radical Attraction, Chicago, Ill.
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Financially-How do you Stack Up? (S22)-Stephen Bailey, The Garden Center Group, Carbondale, Ill.

Landscape Management
9 – 10 a.m. Lean Flow Business Strategies (S19)-Gerson “Gary” Cortés, FlowVision, LLC, Dillon, Colo.
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Radical Attraction: Organic Business Growth (S24)-Patrick McWard, Radical Attraction, Chicago, Ill.

Landscape Design
9 – 10 a.m. The Music Garden (S18)-Julie Moir Messervy, Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio, Saxtons River, Vt.
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Designing with Natives (S23)-Jim Thomas, Biosphere Nursery, Winter Garden, Fla.

Green Track
9 – 10 a.m. Tips to Green Your Business: Incorporating Social Responsibility into your Business Plan (S20)-Ellen Leroy-Reed, LEED AP, Jacksonville, Fla.

Luncheon
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Great to Greater in Business Performance (L2)-Dr. David Kohl, AgriVision, LLC, Blacksburg, Va.

The Landscape Show Demonstrations

Take advantage of informal, freedemonstrations.

These 15 to 20-minute presentationswill take place near the center ofthe show around the corner from theFNGLA booth. Don’t miss the chanceto learn something new. Demonstrationschedule is subject to change.

Thursday, September 25

11 a.m. Selling "Staycation" Landscapes- Gary Roberts, FCLD, GaryRoberts Nursery & Landscape
1 p.m. Dark Plants Are In – WhichWork Best in Florida Landscapes? -Eric Schmidt, Harry P. Leu Gardens
2 p.m. Florida Friendly Landscapes,Part 1 – UF/IFAS
3 p.m. On the Landscape Job RecyclingTips – Geoff Denny, UF/IFAS
4 p.m. Quick Primer on Rain/MoistureSensors – Andy Smith, IrrigationAssociation

Friday, September 26

10 a.m. Landscape Pests of theMonth and How to Treat – Dr. LanceOsborne, UF/IFAS
11 a.m. Curb Appeal that Sells -Cindy Hinkley, S.T.A.G.E.D.
1 p.m. What’s the Point(s)?-GreenCertification Using Landscapes – JoyDorst, FCLD, Design with Joy
2 p.m. Florida Friendly Landscapes,Part 2 – UF/IFAS
3 p.m. The Well-Dressed landscapeEmployee-For Safety & Image – TommyAiello, FCLC, Aiello Landscape Co.
4 p.m. Roadside Plants that go theDistance

Saturday, September 27

10 a.m. Energy Savings ThroughLandscaping
11 a.m. Showcase of Popular HardscapeFeatures – Nancy Wise, FCHP,Wise Landscaping
1 p.m. Florida Friendly Landscape,Part 3 – UF/IFAS

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