The Western Nursery & Landscape Association is a regional trade association serving the professional horticulture industry in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa & Nebraska. Our annual trade show and education event is the Western and is held annually in January.
Join us on the trade show floor of the 2016 Western for an incredible, interactive learning experience. Forget the boredom of sitting in dark, windowless rooms watching a seemingly endless PowerPoint. Instead, the 2016 Western is all about interactive discussions, connecting with suppliers, asking questions and walking way with the new tips, tricks, plants and products that will make your business a success in 2016!
Learning Centers: Select 2016 Western exhibitors will open their island booths and create a learning experience like none other. Join them for scheduled, 20-30 minute interactive discussions.
Roundtable Discussions: Western members are stepping up to the plate and sharing their successes, challenges and insights in their businesses. Join us each morning for these lively and informative discussions.
The Western is moving back to Crown Center Exhibit Hall and adjoining Sheraton Hotel (what many of you remember as the Hyatt Regency) in downtown Kansas City for the 2016 show.! We all remember it was such a great gathering place with its inviting lobby and Spectators Bar filled to the brim with folks from our industry - great networing has taken place there and will again in January 2016!
The 2016 Western will again feature Learning Centers as the highlight of our education at the show. These innovative, "on the trade show floor" education sessions highlight our exhibitors' knowledge, plants and products while providing valuable learning opportunities for attendees.
For more than a century, our association has continued to serve our members in countless ways - facilitating commerce, providing education and most importantly allowing relationships to begin, grow and florish.
The Western Nursery and Landscape Association is composed of breeders, growers, independent garden centers, landscape contractors, landscape designers, landscape architects, research professionals & public gardens from throughout the United States and Canada.