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Landscaping trade shows to attend in 2022

While the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered most in-person conferences in 2020 and forced many events to shift to a hybrid or virtual format in 2021, the trade show industry anticipates a lively return to in-person events in 2022, including a variety of opportunities for landscapers.

The landscaping industry hosts several conferences and trade shows annually for landscape contractors, arborists, pesticide applicators, landscape architects, hardscape installers, and other industry professionals to network, gain new skills in education sessions and seminars, earn continuing education units (CEUs), and learn about the latest trends in horticulture, tree care, turf management, outdoor living, landscape design, and more.

To help you decide which trade fairs to attend, or send your team to, we compiled a list of some of the most innovative landscaping expos happening across the U.S.

iLandscape 2022

Feb. 2-4, 2022, Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, Illinois

Cost: Click here for pricing and registration information.

The Illinois Landscape Contractors Association’s three-day show invites lawn and landscape professionals, equipment dealers, growers, and construction businesses to check out the newest products and technologies, and learn about emerging trends in the landscaping industry. Attendee favorites like the photo competition and the daily raffles — including a $2,500 cash prize — return for 2022. 

Landscape New Jersey Trade Show & Conference

Feb. 23, 2022, Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, New Jersey

Cost: Click here for pricing and registration information.

Landscape New Jersey attendees can choose from 20 educational opportunities featuring well-known speakers from Rutgers and Rainbow Treecare Scientific, attend business management courses to help grow profits, and network with industry pros. The trade show includes 270 exhibitor booths featuring ​​heavy equipment, hardscape and softscape materials, hand-held equipment, agronomics, snow and ice management products, and more.

​​GROW! 2022 Annual Conference

Feb. 23-25, 2022, Renaissance Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee

Cost: Click here for pricing and registration information.

The GROW! Conference is led by award-winning entrepreneur Marty Grunder and The Grow Group, along with other leaders in the green industry. The 2022 event promises innovative breakout sessions focused on real-world solutions to the most pressing challenges owners and their teams face, a behind-the-scenes tour of Milosi Landscape, and an exciting lineup of speakers.

2022 ICON EXPO with The Precast Show

March 3-5, 2022, Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, Missouri

Cost: 

  • $525 until Jan. 31, 2022
  • $625 until Feb. 27, 2022
  • $725 on-site

The Precast Show features 100,000 square feet of exhibitor space and brings together 5,000 attendees, including top suppliers and equipment experts for the largest precast-specific trade show in North America, event organizers say. Participants include the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA), the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA), and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI).

Oklahoma City Home & Outdoor Living Show

March 25-27, 2022, Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Cost: 

  • Under 12: Free
  • Adult: $8 (online only)
  • Adults: $10 (day of event)
  • Seniors (60+): $7 (Friday only, must purchase ticket at the box office)

While the OKC Home & Outdoor Living Show caters more to homeowners, it gives residential landscape professionals an opportunity to stay current on the latest trends. Participants can shop for home-related products and services, see stunning displays, connect with industry experts, and learn from renowned local and international home professionals.

ServiceTitan Pantheon 

April 20-22, 2022, Los Angeles Coliseum & Convention Center, Los Angeles, California

Cost: All-Access Pass, $799

ServiceTitan’s annual user conference, Pantheon, returns in-person in April 2022 for two days of exciting keynotes, software training,  product announcements and, of course, epic parties and fun. Pantheon fosters a community of highly skilled trades professionals who are passionate about uniting in their vision for the industry to work smarter and faster, and deliver an exceptional customer experience.

National Lawn & Garden

June 14-15, 2022, Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel, Irvine, Texas

Cost: Register here to learn cost info and other updates.

 Considered the premier trade event in the industry, NLGS promotes:

  • Guaranteed, uninterrupted, pre-set, scheduled appointments with qualified companies.
  • Exposure to new, innovative, and quality lawn and garden tools and supplies.
  • Face-to-Face appointments with decision makers.
  • No extra hoopla – no booths, no waiting for hours, no walking miles of aisles.
  • Industry insight, support, and resources available.
  • Overwhelmingly high ROI.

SIMA Snow & Ice Symposium

June 21-24, 2022, Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Cost: 

  • Full Show Pass: $395 member / $495 non-member
  • Trade Show Only: $35

The 2022 Annual SIMA Snow & Ice Symposium and trade show features the latest equipment, deicing products, software providers, consultants, and more. Attendees can learn about the latest technologies and trends at one of several Tech Talks, network in the exhibition hall, and compete in gamification challenges to win prizes.

AmericanHort Cultivate 2022

July 16-19, 2022, Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio

Cost: 

  • Expo Plus Pass: $35
  • All-Access Pass: $299

Prices increase after June 24

"Cultivate ranks in the Top 100 trade shows and is the premier business and professional development event for everyone involved in horticulture. From business owners to emerging professionals, nursery and greenhouse growers to retailers, suppliers to landscapers, interior plant-scapers, and florists, there's a reason why Cultivate continues to be a pre-eminent event." — Trade Show News Network

ELEVATE 

Sept. 18-21, 2022, Gaylord Palms Resort and Conference Center, Orlando, Florida

Cost: Registration opens February 2022

"Hosted by the National Association of Landscape Professionals, ELEVATE brings together industry icons, thought leaders, and new partners to reimagine the future of the profession and the needs of the green community,” event organizers say. “ELEVATE welcomes company owners and decision makers, emerging entrepreneurs, and management-level professionals to share ideas among peers and connect with green industry icons and disruptors."

Equip Exposition (formerly GIE+EXPO)

Oct. 18-21, 2022, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky

Cost: 

  • Before Sept. 9, 2022: $20
  • Before 20 Oct. 14 2022: $40
  • Day of event: $80

Equip Exposition offers participants over 1,000 exhibitors inside the Kentucky Exposition Center, a 675,000-square-foot gathering space, plus 20+ acres of outdoor demonstration area. Landscape professionals can attend seminars, learn technology to boost your efficiency and bottom line, and network with others in the industry.

Hardscape North America

Oct. 20-22, 2022, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky

Cost: Registration and pricing information to be announced in spring of 2022.

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s Hardscape North America event packs three days of hardscaping demos, seminars, and plenty of time to explore the 20 acres of interactive exhibits, including the outdoor Hardscape House, where top installers compete for the HNA Installer Championship.

Tree Care Industry Association Expo

Nov. 10-12, 2022, Venue TBA, Charlotte, North Carolina

Cost:

  • TCIA Member Pricing: $375
  • Non-Member Pricing: $450

Event organizers say: "TCI EXPO is the largest conference and trade show geared specifically for the tree care industry. Since the first show in 1990, our focus has been to bring tree care companies, equipment and product providers, and industry professionals together. TCI EXPO has had continuous growth over the last 30 years to constantly deliver the best education, trade show, and networking experience."

2022 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture

Nov. 11-14, 2022, Moscone Center, San Francisco, California 

Cost: To be announced. ASLA members receive a 43% discount.

According to event organizers, the 2022 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture and EXPO draws more than 6,000 attendees and nearly 350 exhibitors each year.

Catering to seasoned professionals with 10 or more years of experience in the landscape architecture industry, ASLA EXPO allows attendees to explore new products, services, technology applications, and design solutions.

Irrigation Association CEU Events

Multiple sites: Check out the full list of continuing education opportunities.

Irrigation Association members have ample opportunities to fulfill their biannual commitment of earning 20 continuing education unit (CEU) credits. Members can choose from training sites across the country, and pursue courses to expand their skills and learn about the latest technologies.