Gardening is supposed to be a huge stress reliever. However, if you are a marketing director in the landscaping industry tasked with managing your company’s trade show program, you probably know all about stress. To take some of the pressure off, we compiled a list of the top 10 gardening trade shows in North America.
According to Statista, the lawn and garden segment brought in a combined $129 billion in the U.S. alone. Revenue peaked in 2021 during the lockdowns, which means while people were stuck at home, they were gardening. The consumer market was purchasing items like:
- Gardening tools
- Outdoor power equipment
- Gardening décor
- Plants and gardening supplies
There are a lot of gardening trade shows to attend. However, attending all of them may not be the most efficient way to meet your company’s goals or promote your business. Use this list of the top 10 gardening trade shows to help you find a suitable event to support your objectives.
What happens at a gardening trade show?
Gardening trade shows make networking easy by providing exhibitors with a platform to engage with their target audience. While every gardening trade show event is different, at these shows, you can generally expect to:
- Meet with manufacturers and distributors
- Connect with leading gardening influencers
- Discover recent gardening trends
- Demos of new innovative products
- Learn from educational sessions
Attendees want to see new gardening gadgets and tools, learn from keynote speakers, and, most importantly, grow their network. Gardening trade show events are a perfect multi-purpose tool for exhibitors to grow their business, and the best part is it’s all happening under one roof.
Now here are the top 10 gardening trade shows in North America.
1. ilandscape Trade Show
When: February 1st – 3rd, 2023
Where: Chicago, Illinois
This event is for you if you are in the lawn and landscape industry. At this event, you will network with landscape professionals, equipment dealers, and construction businesses, view the newest products and technologies and be part of educational seminars.
Registration link: iLandscape
2. Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show
When: January 11th – 13th, 2023
Where: Baltimore, Maryland
The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show attracts more than 11,000 attendees and has over 900 exhibitors that attend worldwide. Attendees will spend the day viewing new plants, nursery stock, gardening items, and outdoor living essentials.
Registration link: MANTS
3. TOTAL PRO Landscape Expo & Conference
When: January 31st – February 1st, 2023
Where: Edison, New Jersey
This annual event features exhibits and educational sessions on landscape design, installation, and maintenance. This event is perfect for connecting with quality landscape suppliers and service providers.
Registration link: Total Pro Landscape Expo & Conference
4. ProGreen Expo
When: January 31st – February 2nd, 2023
Where: Denver, Colorado
The show features hundreds of exhibitors from across the country, showcasing the latest products and services for gardeners and landscapers. Attendees can learn about new techniques and products and find inspiration for their own gardening projects.
Registration link: ProGreen Expo
5. Gulf States Horticultural Expo
When: January 19th – 20th, 2023
Where: Mobile, Alabama
The Gulf States Horticultural Expo is a trade show that focuses on the horticulture industry in the Gulf States region. The expo features an exhibit for nurseries, landscape companies, garden centers, and more. There are also educational seminars and workshops on gardening techniques, plant care, and business tips for horticulture professionals.
Registration link: Gulf States Horticultural Expo
6. International Floriculture Expo
When: May 31st – June 2nd, 2023
Where: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The International Floriculture Expo is the leading trade show for the floriculture industry, with over 1,500 floral professionals and 225 vendors from around the world. The expo offers attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest industry products and trends and network with other professionals.
Registration link: Floriexpo
7. Sports Turf Managers Association
When: January 22nd – 25th, 2024
Where: Daytona Beach, Florida
The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) hosts an annual conference featuring educational sessions on topics relating to sports field management. Come and see educational seminars, participate in hands-on workshops, and see the latest field and sports technologies at this grand event.
Registration link: Sports Turf Managers Association
8. National Law and Garden Show
When: June 13th – 14th, 2023
Where: Rosemount, Illinois
The National Lawn and Garden Show features exhibitors worldwide every year. You’ll have the chance to see the latest products and innovations in the industry, attend educational seminars, and network with other professionals.
Registration link: National Lawn & Garden Show
9. Landscape Expo Lond Beach
When: September 20th – 21st, 2023
Where: Anaheim, California
The Landscape Expo will have the latest landscaping products and services of 2023. From irrigation and drainage products to landscaping tools and accessories, you will be able to find everything you need to get your landscape projects off the ground.
Registration link: The Landscape Expo
10. National Association of Landscape Professionals- Elevate Expo
When: September 10th – 13th, 2023
Where: Dallas, Texas
The National Association of Landscape Professionals Elevate Expo will have over 70 exhibitors. The expo offers a local feel opportunity to see the latest products and services from small businesses.
Registration link: National Association of Landscape Professionals
Do you need help identifying the best show to attend or exhibit? Aside from designing and building award-winning trade show exhibits, we also partner with clients to create a holistic strategy to generate the traffic you want. Speak with a consultant below!
The Trade Group is a full-service trade show and event marketing company. We will work with you to create an exhibit or an event that brings in leads and helps you achieve your business goals. Contact us here or give us a call at 972-734-8585.
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