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PLANT WNY is the trade association for green industry professionals. You may know them as the presenters of Plantasia – the premier garden and landscape show.

They are raising the standards for the industry with their Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional Program.

Find a nursery and landscape professional.

landscape by Restorff at Plantasia 2017
Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

Plantasia starts with Preview Night on March 21

Plantasia, the premier garden and landscape show for Western New York, kicks off spring at the Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg.

Preview Night will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. You’ll get the first look at all the landscaped areas and be able to talk with people offering gardening products and services.

The schedule for the rest of the event is:

  • Thursday, March 22 – 10 am to 9 pm
  • Friday, March 23 – 10 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday, March 24 – 10 am to 9 pm
  • Sunday, March 25 – 10 am to 5 pm

Plantasia includes talks, demonstrations and children’s activities.

Why you should look for a CNLP

If you want to work with a professional, look for someone who is a Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional or CNLP.

That title means the person has completed a rigorous state exam and has kept up their credentials with continuous education in horticulture.

When you consult with a CNLP at a garden center, it means you’re getting advice from a true professional– not someone who worked in the cosmetics department last week and was just transferred to the garden department this week.

And a landscaper who is a CNLP is part of an elite group of green industry professionals who share a common desire to grow as professionals.

Find out more here.