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Training and Events

The Northern Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association hosts its own events including networking meetings, planning meetings, educational presentations, fundraising events, board meetings, and more. If you would like to attend a board meeting, please contact us to be added to the agenda. Questions about upcoming events? Contact us today!

The Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association also offers countless trainings and events for its’ members. These state wide offerings bring in speakers and experts from across the country to share their expertise. 

The National Association of Landscape Professionals offers trainings and certifications as well to its’ members. While these events typically require a significant investment, they are worth exploring.  


Great Lakes, Great Plants Symposium

Join The Botanic Garden for Northern Michigan's premier two-day horticultural event and fundraiser. 

July 25 & 26, 2024  •  Traverse City, MI 

The Great Lakes, Great Plants Symposium is a two-day event for horticulture professionals and enthusiasts alike. A full day of lectures, rare plant auction, and exclusive tours of the natural and cultivated beauty of Northwest Michigan. Programming for 2024 focuses on coastal resiliency, gravel gardens, and intentional design. The event is sponsored by the Northern Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association and hosted by The Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park in Traverse City.

Additional Upcoming Programs for 2024 include: 

•    Industry Update and Networking – May 2024

•    Great Lakes, Great Plants Symposium – July 2024

•    Social Program – August/September 2024

•    Lighting Workshop at Pure Property Management – October 2024


If you would like to help organize, host, or support one of these events please reach out to Matthew Ross at and/or Kristin Trojanowski at 

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