Calling all Plant Lovers!

New Plant Forum Returns to 2018 Northern Green

The popular New Plant Forum session will return to Northern in January 2018. This exciting session, moderated by Debbie Lonnee of Bailey Nurseries (our favorite plant geek), is for those who are all about plants! Participants will hear about cutting edge plants introduced within the past several years. Only plants that are readily available in the trade will be presented.

So, we’re putting out a call to all MNLA members…do you have a new plant that you’d like to feature? Read on to find out how you can participate…

Who can present? 
Growers, landscape or garden center professionals, and/or breeders at affiliated educational institutions.

When will the session occur?
The session will take place on Wednesday, January 3 from 10:40am – 12:45pm in the Innovation Theatre on the tradeshow floor. Imagine your plant photos on that huge screen!

What will the session look like?
The 2-hour session will take place in the Innovation Theatre and will highlight new plants including perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs and evergreens.  Each participant will be given a specified amount of time to present their cutting edge new plant to the audience.

Why should you participate?
This program is extremely popular with attendees and will be an excellent venue to introduce new plant selections. In addition to the exposure that occurs during the session, the new plants will be published in The Scoop, which is sent to all MNLA members.

Is there a fee?
There is no charge to speakers presenting.

How do I apply to participate?
Individuals who want to participate in the New Plant Forum should complete the online submission form. A committee of industry professionals will pick the best of the applications to be presented at the Northern Green. Given time constraints, it’s possible that not all applications will be presented.

New Plant Forum Application

What is the application deadline? – November 20, 2017
Submissions must be received no later than November 20, 2017.  The committee will then review all applications and notify you of acceptance.