News & Events
The Western has come to be known for innovative, interactive education with its Learning Centers and Roundtable Discussions and this year the Western is raising their game with a NEW Demonstration Center! Participants will continue to learn and network in the Learning Centers and Roundtable Discussions but now they will also have the opportunity to connect with suppliers in the Demo Center. These 15-30 minute demonstrations are designed to give participants the chance to see a product or plant "in action" and chat one-on-one with the company representatives.
The 2018 Western participants will meet NEW suppliers with NEW products in Kansas City in January! In addition, four new companies will join the 2018 Western for the NEW Demonstration Center.
The 2018 Western is packed with education! In addition to Learning Centers, a new Demonstration Center, Roundtable Discussions, panel discussion and more, participants can join four world-class speakers who will offer keynote sessions at the Western.
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 $75 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. 18-19, 2018 in Kansas City, MO
Access to up to 16 free webinars throughout the year.
On-demand access to recorded webinars - watch at your convenience or share with staff!
Access to the online Career Center, including the ability to post job openings for free
Education series on Management, New Plants, Plants With Purpose & Native Plants, 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. 18 & 19, 2018 (welcome reception on Jan. 17) for education sessions, networking opportunities and the trade show.
The 2018 Western features:
- a trade show with exhibiting companies from around the country
- educational sessions
- a fashion show of new plants & plants with purpose
- networking opportunities