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Much To See, Experience: Florida Flower Trials!

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Article by: Greenline

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Florida Flower Trials delivers direct access to some of the nation’s top breeders so you gain the one-on-one answers you’re seeking all while you assess for yourself the performance of trialed new varieties. Leaders in Florida’s landscape, floriculture and related-interest areas will be there learning and connecting-- and this creates an opportunity for you to empower and move your business forward, ahead of your competition. 

The conference offers details on key ways to sell the purpose and value of color in your designs. Attending FNGLA’s Florida Flower Trials on May 18 & 19 in Orlando is a must-do event! 

In two days, you’ll experience three Orlando-area trial gardens: Harry P. Leu Gardens; UF/IFAS Orange County Extension’s Discovery Gardens; and, Walt Disney World. 

Truly a launching ground for some of the newest plant varieties, you’ll experience three trial sites and get an early look directly from producers on the recommended growing, landscape use and retail strategies to create the best business success possible. Add to this experience learning sessions and a backstage tour of the Disney horticulture facilities -- with lots of information, collaboration, and networking -- you’ll want to be there to experience it! 

Described by a Florida landscape professionals as “one of the year’s best events,” FNGLA has coordinated a rockstar line-up of sessions aimed at bringing you and your key personnel top-notch and cutting-edge information to enhance your bottom-line. 

You’ll hear from Dan Heims, Terra Nova Nurseries (Canby, OR); Tracy DiSabato-Aust, Horticultural Classics & Consultations (Sunbury, OH); Tyler Chandler, WinField Solutions PPG (Boca Raton, FL) and at least two of last year’s trial garden site managers-- Melissa Shepherd, Walt Disney World (Lake Buena Vista, FL) and, Kelly Greer, UF/IFAS Orange County Extension Services (Orlando, FL) to hear their insights. 

Sit shoulder-to-shoulder with many of the top experts in the floriculture realm at FNGLA’s 2017 Florida Flower Trials! FNGLA Members can attend the conference for just $175 ($200 after May 15). Non-members pay $210 ($235 also after May 15). Full conference registration includes Thursday seminars, lunch, dinner, trial gardens’ open houses and admission to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. 

Thursday evening’s dinner is also the local FNGLA chapter monthly meeting. Attend just the dinner for $25, FNGLA member price and $45 for nonmembers. 
Special thanks to event sponsors Bioworks, Berger, OldCastle and Disney Horticulture; Brad’s Bedding Plants and Speedling -- the official growers for the 2017 trials; and, BrightView -- the event’s landscape contractor. 

For information on sponsoring or to reserve a tabletop for your business, contact FNGLA’s Linda Reindl, lreindl@ fngla.org or FNGLA’s Billy Deal, bdeal@fngla.org for details. 

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