The Western

NEW 2016 Dates: Thursday & Friday, January 21-22, 2016 (Members Reception on Jan. 20) at the Crown Center Exhibit Hall.  Click here for more information.



Save the date! Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, will lead a webinar on Nov. 12! This is the first webinar for the WNLA Native Plants Series. Click here for more info.

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2015 marks WNLA's 125th Anniversary!  Click here to read about our history.
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News & Events

  • First Two Webinars Announced - Free for WNLA Members

    • Thursday, September 17, 2015
    • WNLA

    The Western Nursery & Landscape Association announces two upcoming webinars.  The November 12, 2015 webinar will feature Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home.  The December 11, 2015 webinar is a Fashion Show Talk for Growers + Retailers.        

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  • Great Things are Happening at the Western!

    • Tuesday, September 15, 2015
    • WNLA

    So many great things are happening at the Western…..   New dates and new days!  You spoke and we listened.  The 2016 Western will be on Thursday & Friday, January 21 & 22, with a reception on Wednesday, January 20 celebrating Kids + Nature with very special awards to be presented.

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  • New Dates Announced for 2016 Western

    • Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    • WNLA

    The 2016 Western will be held on NEW dates and NEW days of the week - Thursday & Friday, January 21-22 at the Crown Center Exhibit Hall in Kansas City, MO. Our attendees and exhibitors overwhelmingly told us that the Thursday & Friday option later in the month on Jan. 21-22 is better for both attendees and exhibitors. Thank you for your ideas and input - we look forward to the new dates for the upcoming 2016 Western!

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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:

  • Discounted registration to the annual Western trade show and educational event on Jan. 21-22, 2016 in Kansas City, MO
  • Access to free webinars throughout the year
  • On-demand access to recorded webinars - watch at your convenience or share with staff!
  • Free Western Bus Tours to select WNLA members' field days and events each year
  • Access to the online Career Center, including the ability to post job openings for free
  • Education series on Management, New Plants, Emerging Leaders, Native Plants and Greening the Industry 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

2015 is the Western Nursery & Landscape Association's 125th Anniversary.  Thanks to the support of so many long-time Western members who joined us for a special celebration reception at the 2015 Western!

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.  Join in a conversation at one of the Learning Centers on the trade show floor.  Participate in a roundtable discussion.  Join us for a beer and networking at the Western Pub.  Find new plants that will result in new profits on the fashion show runway.  The Western is the place to be on Jan. 21 & 22 for education sessions, networking opportunities and the trade show.  Make sure to arrive early for the Wednesday Evening Reception!  Click here for more information.

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