Hosted during the Epcot® International Flower and Garden Festival, FNGLA will broaden its successful partnership with Walt Disney World and host industry field trials for annuals, perennials and vegetative crops in conjunction with a cutting-edge industry educational conference.
The Great Southern Landscape Field Days is a cutting edge educational event centered around an outdoor demonstration area. Developed through the joint efforts of the Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association and the University of Florida, this conference feature high quality education for not only tree producers but also for woody ornamental growers and landscape professionals. The program's mission is to develop and showcase innovative business strategies and sustainable landscape practices for growers and landscape professionals. Areas of focus are production, environmental resource management, new plant varieties, design, installation and maintenance. .
The TPIE Short Course is held in conjunction with FNGLA's Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) each January. TPIE's Short Course links industry professional seeking top-quality educational programming with the programs they need to increase their knowledge. With a Garden Center track and an interiorscape track, attendees gain insight on the latest and greatest happenings in each specific area of the industry.
The TLS Knowledge College, formerly known as the FNGLA Short Course, is held in conjunction with FNGLA's The Landscape Show each year. The two-day format offers programs on garden center management, grower management, landscape design and landscape management.
To add to the educational experience, the TLS Knowledge College typically offers a guided tour of a premier Orlando-area resort or garden area. Designed to excite even the most seasoned landscape professional, this tour is generally an exciting day for those who choose to participate.