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Save the 2017 Dates: Thursday & Friday, January 19-20, 2017 at the Crown Center Exhibit Hall.



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News & Events

  • Sign Up Today for the 2016 Western Nursery and Landscape Association Bus Tour to Loma Vista Nursery

    • Friday, June 24, 2016
    • WNLA

    The 2016 Western Bus Trip will travel to Loma Vista Nursery on Thursday and Friday, August 11-12.  We'll enjoy Loma Vista's 25th Anniversary Celebration with tours, dinner and music on Thursday evening at their 310-acre container production nursery located in Ottawa, Kansas, just 40 minutes south of Kansas City.  Friday morning, with a focus on innovation at the nursery, there will be an opportunity to gather in small groups for discussions with Loma Vista Nursery team members. 

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  • Western Nursery and Landscape Association Offers 5 Upcoming Webinars - FREE for WNLA Members

    • Thursday, June 23, 2016
    • WNLA

    The Western Nursery & Landscape Association has 5 webinars scheduled in July and August.  These webinars are FREE for WNLA members ($50 for non-members).  Click here to view the calendar of events for more information and registration on all our upcoming webinars.

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  • Claudia West to Offer Keynote on Planting in a Post-Wild World at 2017 Western

    • Wednesday, June 22, 2016
    • WNLA

     Claudia West will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Western on January 19-20, 2017 in Kansas City, MO.  Claudia is co-author of Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes.  She is a consultant for North Creek Nurseries and has also worked for landscape architects Wolfgang Oehme and Carol Oppenheimer and for Sylva Native Nursery.

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About the Western Nursery & Landscape Association

The Western Nursery & Landscape Association (WNLA) is the trade association for horticulture professionals in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma.  WNLA members represent all specialties within the horticulture industry, including independent retailers, landscape maintenance, landscape contractors, landscape designers, landscape architects, wholesale and greenhouse growers as well as those in horticulture education and students.  WNLA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

Membership with WNLA is an affordable, company membership of $50 annually.  Click here to join or renew your membership dues.  As a Western Nursery & Landscape Association member:

  • All staff of a member company are considered WNLA members and receive the member benefits below.
  • Discounted registration to the annual Western trade show and educational event on Jan. 19-20, 2017 in Kansas City, MO
  • Access to 20 free webinars throughout the year.
  • On-demand access to recorded webinars - watch at your convenience or share with staff!
  • Free bus transportation and registration to a WNLA member company field day each summer.
  • Access to the online Career Center, including the ability to post job openings for free
  • Education series on Management, New Plants, Greening the Industry, Native Plants & Emerging Leaders topics, including webinars and in-person education.
  • Connect with other horticultural companies online through the member and exhibitor search and in-person at the Western with networking events such as the Western Pub and the Wednesday Evening Reception. 

About the Western Trade Show & Education

Presented by the Western Nursery & Landscape Association, the Western is the trade show and education event for attendees from Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma.  The Western is the place to be on Jan. 19 & 20, 2017 for education sessions, networking opportunities and the trade show.  

The 2017 Western features:

  • a trade show with exhibiting companies from around the country
  • educational sessions
    • Learning Centers - on the trade show floor education in partnership with exhibiting companies
    • Roundtable Discussions
    • Keynote on native plants with Claudia West
    • Education sessions in Spanish
    • Native plant education in partnership with GrowNative!
  • a fashion show of new plants
  • networking opportunities
    • Wednesday evening reception celebrating Kids + Nature
    • Western Pub on the trade show floor
    • Thursday night trolleys to restaurants and bars
    • Student Advisory Committee
    • Emerging Leaders event (for horticulture professionals 35 and under)

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