July 29-31, Atlantic City, N.j.

Show Hours

Tuesday, July 29  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 31  9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

See the Trends

The Penn Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (PANTS) has made its mark as the green industry event that provides the best summer opportunity to network with suppliers. As the first show of the buying season, PANTS offers the first opportunity to find out what the hot new trends are so you can jump ahead of the competition. See what’s new, learn the trends and talk to over 500 exhibiting companies about how to make the most out of your spring season!

Forge Relationships

Where can you see hundreds of companies selling products and services pertinent to your business’ success without spending tons on sales calls? PANTS in Atlantic City! Save time and money driving to these companies separately … send your staff to PANTS. The relationships that are built will make you and your customers happy. So, why wouldn’t you go?

Build Your Business

At the end of the day, you want to know that everything you do from attending trade shows to making good buying decisions helps to build your business. That’s why the folks at PANTS want to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. Talk to as many exhibitors as you can so you can make the best buying decisions for your business. Then, sit in on one of the many free educational demonstrations on the show floor that will help you take your company to the next level.

Event Schedule

Monday

Garden Center Tour
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The tour will operate rain or shine.

Cost (includes lunch & transportation): $74 Limited Seating

The Garden State will not disappoint you this year as we have identified two family owned and operated garden centers that will provide you two different ways of building a successful business with hard work and determination. In addition is a special visit to a private garden located on Long Beach. This will be one of those days that you return home and feel great about the industry you work in.

Reynold’s Garden Shop, “Little Beach Farm” and Bob’s Garden Center will be stops on the tour.

NJNLA Golf Tournament
1 p.m.

Harbor Pines Golf Course, Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

Sponsored by the New Jersey Nursery & Landscape Association Foundation, this annual event provides an exciting day of golf, dinner, drinks and a comedy show! Win prizes with on-course activities, including closest to the hole, hole-in-one, longest drive and others. Call NHNLA at 800-314-4836 to sign up.

Tuesday

Growers Tour
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This tour will operate rain or shine.

Cost (includes lunch & transportation): $79 Limited Seating

The New Jersey Nursery & Landscape Association (NJNLA) has planned this year’s Growers Tour presenting three premier growers from the Garden State. A great opportunity to network with industry professionals. Let us do the driving while you do the talking.

The Growers Tour will be visiting Quinton Nursery, Dean’s Evergreens and Centerton Nursery.

Exhibit Hall Open
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

PANTS Outdoor Living Pavilion
The following classes will be held in the Outdoor Living Pavilion in the PANTS Park. Brought to you by Andes Collections and the Design Gallery, these classes each provide 1 LU for American Institute of Architects (AIA) certification, 1 CEU for PA State Certification of Landscape Architects and CEUs for both Certified Landscape Technicians (CLTs) and PA Certified Horticulturists (PCHs).

Cost: $25 per attendee per session Limited Seating for Classes

•Introduction to Residential Lighting Controls

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
•Installation of Manufactured Stone Veneer in a Commercial Setting

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
•Moisture Management for Tile Showers

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

PANTS Hands-On Training Pavilion

EP Henry’s Hands-On Basic Installation Training

Two Sessions Available:
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Basic Paver
1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Basic Wall
Cost: $49 per attendee per session Limited Seating for Classes

The training sessions will focus on learning the construction specs and proper installation techniques for pavers and walls.

Each 2.5-hour training seminar is limited to 25 contractors at a time.

Remember that proper work clothes and work boots are mandatory.

PANTS Lecture Series in the Park

Don’t miss these free demonstrations in the PANTS Park, brought to you by Andes Collection and the Design Gallery.

•Prefabricated Outdoor Kitchens and Pergolas

9 – 10 a.m.
•Travertine Pavers-History and Use

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
•Installation of Manufactured Stone

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
•Travertine Paver and Tile Installation

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
•Lutron Dimmers and Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting

4 – 5 p.m.

PANTS Garden Center

Learning Pavilion
Don’t miss these free demonstrations in the PANTS Garden Center.

•Judy Sharpton Sessions

Back by popular demand, Judy Sharpton in her Retail Ready program will present items from exhibitors throughout the show floor and show you how you can best market them in your own garden center.

9:30 – 11:15 a.m. Judy’s Small Group Consultation with Garden Centers: Bring photos of your store, floor plan, etc. and join Judy’s small groups for an hour of brainstorming each day on ways to solve your problems and enhance your own particular garden center. Working with consultants can cost thousands of dollars, but here’s your opportunity to work in a small group with the garden center expert.

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Outdoor Retailing-products and presentations in the great outdoors

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Container Gardening

3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Creating Great “Slow-Down” Displays

Wednesday

Exhibit Hall Open
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

PANTS Outdoor Living Pavilion

The following classes will be held in the Outdoor Living Pavilion in the PANTS Park. Brought to you by Andes Collections and the Design Gallery, these classes each provide 1 LU for American Institute of Architects (AIA) certification, 1 CEU for PA State Certification of Landscape Architects and CEUs for both Certified Landscape Technicians (CLTs) and PA Certified Horticulturists (PCHs).

Cost: $25 per attendee per session Limited Seating

•Enhance Your Design with Lighting Controls

9 – 10 a.m.
•Installation of Manufactured Stone Veneer in a Residential Setting

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
PANTS Hands-on Training Pavilion 

EP Henry’s Hands-On Basic Installation Training

Two Sessions Available:
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Basic Paver
1 – 3:30 p.m. Basic Wall
Cost: $49 per attendee per session Limited Seating

These training sessions will focus on learning the construction specs and proper installation techniques for pavers and walls.

Each 2.5-hour training seminar is limited to 25 contractors at a time.

Remember that proper work clothes and work boots are mandatory.

PANTS Lecture Series in the Park

Don’t miss these free demonstrations in the PANTS Park, brought to you by Andes Collection and the Design Gallery.

•Travertine Paver and Tile Installation

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
•Lutron Dimmers and Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
•Prefabricated Outdoor Kitchens and Pergolas

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
•Outdoor Appliances and Cooking Demo

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
•Travertine Pavers History and Use

4 – 5 p.m.

PANTS Garden Center

Learning Pavilion

•Judy Sharpton Sessions
9:30 – 11:15 a.m. Judy’s Small Group Consultation With Garden Centers
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Impulse Aisle Products & Presentation
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Vegetable & Fruits in the Garden
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Garden Necessities-Products that Make Gardens Perform

•Carol Miller Sessions-Editor of Garden Center Magazine
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Project: Green
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Garden Center Design School

12 – 2 p.m.
•Legislative Lunch
Cost: $25

5:30 p.m. – Close

•PANTS Beach Party at the Trump Beach Bar
Show your PANTS badge and get in free (otherwise the cost is $5). The DJ will be spinning music from 5:30 – 8 p.m., and then it’s karaoke time. Menus will be available for food and drink purchases.

Thursday

Exhibit Hall Open
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

PANTS Outdoor Living Pavilion

The following class will be held in the Outdoor Living Pavilion in the PANTS Park. Brought to you by Andes Collections and the Design Gallery, this class provides 1 LU for American Institute of Architects (AIA) certification, 1 CEU for PA State Certification of Landscape Architects and CEUs for both Certified Landscape Technicians (CLTs) and PA Certified Horticulturists (PCHs).

Cost: $25 per attendee per session Limited Seating

•Creating Solid Surface Countertops

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

PANTS Hands-On Training Pavilion

EP Henry’s Hands-On Installation Training

Cost: Free
•Modular Fireplace & Veneer Training

9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This training session will focus on learning the proper installation techniques for installing a modular outdoor fireplace and how to veneer it.

Each 2.5 hour class is limited to 30 contractors per class.

PANTS Lecture Series in the Park

Don’t miss these free demonstrations in the PANTS Park, brought to you by Andes Collection and the Design Gallery.

•Travertine Pavers History and Use

9 – 10 a.m.
•Prefabricated Outdoor Kitchens and Pergolas

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
PANTS Garden Center

Learning Pavilion
•Judy Sharpton Sessions

9:30 – 11:15 a.m. Judy’s Small Group Consultation with Garden Centers
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Garden Niceties-Products that Make Gardens Pleasant
12:30 – 1:15 Water Management Pro­ducts that Make Gardens Sustainable