About our Seminar

Industry education and networking with a focus on landscape use of native plants.

For design professionals, busy landscapers and plant nursery staff. CEUs available.

See how native plants can be used to meet the highest aesthetic standards at the world class Bok Tower Gardens, a renowned 250+ acre Old Florida garden. This beloved destination seamlessly blends classic beauty with modern native aesthetics and features a cutting-edge conservation research facility. Beautiful specialty gardens of native and exotic plants await! 

 

Enjoy an exclusive and chummy educational event for landscape architects, designers, installers, maintenance firms, municipalities, growers, garden centers and retailers focused on using more native plants in Central Florida. Get directly applicable info & insider insights in professionally-appropriate classes. 

 

CLASSES FOR PROFESSIONALS

Classes and industry panel sessions introduce hot topics such as how to maintain native plants in high style and formal landscapes, and how climate change may affect future plant selections. Join your peers for walks in the garden to see and discuss the best plants. Take advantage of the experience and know-how of professionals that work with these plants every day. 

NEW, first of its kind professional microcredential: Participants are participating in a FANN-FGCU program, with an opportunity to earn a digital badge promoting their demonstrated ability to successfully select and use in landscaping, twenty of FANN’s favorite native plants for Central Florida. 

Native Plant Show

EXPAND YOUR NETWORK

Learn what is possible and find the native plant expertise and supply you need. Whether it’s for commercial or residential landscapes, nurseries or garden centers, FANN growers are producing hundreds of ornamental native species in a variety of sizes. Learn how you can use them now.

Nobody knows “right plant, right place” like a native plant professional. Come and benefit from FANN members’ many years of experience with commercial, residential, institutional and natural restoration projects.

Build relationships in the native plant industry and tap into the growing market for native plants and ecological landscaping.  

Exhibits at the Native Plant Show

Quick Facts at a Glance

Come to learn about the variety and quality of native plants you can use now. Leave with the confidence and connections you need to succeed with native plants.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Wednesday October 16
8:30-11am – TBD
9am – TBD
9am-Noon – TBD
Noon – TBD
1-5:30pm – TBD
3-3:30 – TBD
5:00 – TBD
5:30 – TBD
6:30 – TBD

Thursday, October 17
8-10:30am – TBD
9am – TBD
9am-3:30pm – TBD
Noon – TBD
3pm – TBD
5pm – TBD

SPONSORS

Native plant growers, suppliers of eco-friendly landscape products and services, and forward-thinking landscape firms aligned with the future of the green industry. Sponsors enjoy networking directly with industry professionals in the classroom and at breaks, exhibit space and online promotion.  

PROFESSIONAL CONTINUING EDUCATION (CEUs)

FANN is a licensed continuing education provider #0005309 for landscape architects regulated by the Florida DBPR Board of Landscape Architecture and community association managers (CAMs) regulated by the Regulatory Council of Community Association Managers. We routinely provide courses useful to FNGLA certified horticulture & landscape professionals. FANN seminars are highly regarded by landscape architects, designers, installers, inspectors, arborists, horticulture professionals and community association managers certified with FL DBPR, APLD, FNGLA, ISA and more. 

 

VENUE

Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, FL 

KEY DATES

  • TBD – attendee registration opens
  • Sept 30 – Earlybird Registration Deadline
  • OCT 16 – Seminar opening day
  • OCT 17 – Seminar final day

COMMITTEE

  • Chairman: Troy Springer, Springer Environmental
  • Sponsorship: Eryk Jadaszewski, Everglades Native Designs, Greg Noonan, Connected Landscapes
  • Additional Volunteers: Skip Healy, Change of Greenery, Eddie McKeithen, McKeithen Growers, Janine Griffiths, Green Thumb, Leslie Landert, Landert Landscape Design 
  • Call FANN 321-271-4885 for anything else

PAST EVENTS

  • 2023 South Florida Native Plant Seminar
  • 2022 Fall Wild Meadow Magic Panama City
  • 2021 Fall CEU Event at Sebastian River Farms
  • 2021 Fall CEU Event at Chiappini Farm Native Nursery
  • 2019 7th Annual Native Plant Show West Palm Beach
  • 2018 6th Annual Native Plant Show Bradenton
  • 2017 5th Annual Native Plant Show Bradenton
  • 2016 4th Annual Native Plant Show Kissimmee
  • 2015 3rd Annual Native Plant Show Kissimmee
  • 2014 2nd Annual Native Plant Show Kissimmee
  • 2013 Inaugural Native Plant Show Kissimmee
 

The Central Florida Native Plant Seminar

Whether you're a design professional, a busy landscaper or plant nursery staff, we've got a ticket for you.