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Plant-O-Rama, Horticultural Trade Show & Symposium

Symposium Speakers: Kelly D. Norris and Brie Arthur

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THANK YOU to all exhibitors, attendees, and volunteers who helped make PLANT-O-RAMA a big success. Over 800 people participated on a beautiful winter day at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

We salute our 16 sponsors who contributed to Plant-O-Rama 2017. Thank you so very much!

2017 Sponsors:
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• Blondies Treehouse, Inc.

• Bartlett Tree Experts
• A. Bulfamante Landscaping
• Cavano’s Perennials
• Green Mountain Energy
• Urban Garden Center

• Atlantic Nurseries, Inc.
• The Garden Dept. Corp.
• Landcraft Environments Ltd
• Otto Keil Florists/Emmas Garden Growers
• Rosedale Nurseries, Inc.

• Parks Volunteer Coordinators Roundtable of NYC
• Riverside Park Conservancy

• Heritage Radio Network

• Bronx Brewery

21st Annual Plant-O-Rama
Monday, January 30th, 2017
at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Plan to attend Metro Hort Group’s biggest event of the year!

Plant-O-Rama is a 1-day TRADE SHOW, SYMPOSIUM, and JOBS FAIR featuring speakers and New York, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut green industry companies supplying plants, products, and services to horticultural professionals in the New York City tri-state region.

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Special thanks to speakers Kelly Norris and Brie Arthur…if you missed their dynamic talks, click here to hear the audio

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Planting for the Future
Kelly D. Norris believes that modern landscapes have to be more than beautiful. He challenges horticulture professionals to plant more diversely and design with style in ecologically sound ways. Gardening for multiple purposes and populations in a challenging environment is the new normal for the 21st century American garden.
Kelly is the first director of horticulture at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, a newly revitalized 14-acre public garden. He holds both undergraduate and master’s degrees in horticulture from Iowa State University. Kelly’s first book A Guide to Bearded Irises: Cultivating the Rainbow for Beginners and Enthusiasts won the 2013 American Horticultural Society Book Award. His current book, Plants with Style (Timber Press, 2015) speaks to his mantra of gardening with purpose.


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Edible Urban Oases
Brie Arthur focuses on simple ways to grow edibles for beauty and utility in urban and suburban landscapes. As correspondent for the PBS television show Growing A Greener World, Brie has developed strategies for growing edibles practically and efficiently in smaller spaces. She highlights vertical growing systems like Live Wall, Aeroponics, Aquaponics, and Hydroponics that help produce bountiful harvests and food gardening success.

Brie is a young professional garden industry communicator committed to all things horticultural. She studied Landscape Design at Purdue University and has worked at Plant Delights and Camellia Forest Nurseries. On her TV show, Brie shares practical advice from her one-acre suburban North Carolina garden. Her forthcoming book, The Foodscape Revolution, published by St Lynn’s Press, debuts in March 2017.

- - - - - - Become a 2017 TRADE SHOW COMMERCIAL EXHIBITOR - - - - - -

Reserve tables NOW. NOTE: Exhibit space is more limited than in past years due to construction in the Palm House at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

WHO CAN EXHIBIT? wholesale growers, pottery distributors, mail-order and retail nurseries, soil specialists, arborists, & horticultural suppliers.
Download Exhibitor Reservation Form:
Or register online at

2017 Trade Show Exhibitors:
• A. Bulfamante Landscaping
• A.D.R Bulbs
• Atlantic Nurseries, Inc.
• Bartlett Tree Experts
• Barton Nursery
• Beds & Borders, Inc.
• Bissett Nursery A Site One Company
• Capital Garden Products
• Cavano’s Perennials, Inc.
• City Tree Guards
• Colorblends Wholesale Flowerbulbs
• Compostwerks LLC
• Cricket Hill Garden
• Curb Allure
• The Garden Dept. Corp.
• Garden Design Magazine
• Glover Perennials
• Green Mountain Energy
• Half Hollow Nursery Inc.
• Henry Leuthardt Nurseries, Inc.
• Hicks Commercial Sales
• Kube Pak Growers
• Landcraft Environments Ltd
• LifeSource Irrigation
• McEnroe Organic Farm
• New Moon Nursery
• North Service Nursery, LLC
• NYC Parks Tree Trust
• Organic Mechanics Soil Company
• Otto Keil Florists/Emmas Garden Growers
• Pennoyer Newman, LLC
• Peony’s Envy
• Pleasant Run Nursery, Inc.
• RareFind Nursery
• Seibert & Rice
• Stone House Nursery
• Urban Garden Center

- - - - - - Become a 2017 Plant-O-Rama SPONSOR - - - - - -

Sponsorships help to underwrite symposium speaker fees, facility, and food costs. Sponsorships keep the Trade Exhibits & Jobs Fair FREE to all!
Download Sponsorship Opportunities Form:
- - - - - - Become a 2017 JOBS FAIR EXHIBITOR - - - - - -

Secure your table at the 2017 JOBS FAIR marketplace to meet the next generation of NYC horticulture. Visitors come looking for full and part time jobs, seasonal internships, and volunteer opportunities, as well as to meet YOU, the people who run the horticultural organizations of this city. Perfectly timed for the 2017 hiring season, we invite NYC nonprofits, regional parks and gardens, nurseries, landscape design, install & maintenance companies, and tree experts to exhibit at the Plant-O-Rama Jobs Fair.

Download Jobs Fair Exhibitor Form:
Or register online at

2017 Jobs Fair Exhibitors
• Bissett Nursery A SiteOne Company
• Blondies Treehouse
• Brook Landscape
• Brooklyn Botanic Garden
• Brooklyn Bridge Park
• Brooklyn Grange Farm
• Central Park Conservancy
• Clinton Housing Development Co.
• Columbia University in the City of New York
• Columbine LLC
• Dragonetti Brothers Landscaping
• Elevations Urban Landscape Design
• Friends of the High Line
• Glover Perennials
• Groundworks, Inc.
• Governors Island
• Greenery NYC
• Hudson River Park Trust
• Morano Landscape Garden Design
• New Eco Landscapes
• New York Botanical Garden
• New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
• New York Restoration Project
• Perfect Earth Project
• Randall’s Island Park Alliance
• Riverside Park Conservancy
• Stonecrop Gardens
• Town and Gardens, Ltd.
• Trillium Landscape Design
• Urban Explorations
• U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
• Wave Hill, Inc.

Bob Hyland, PLANT-O-RAMA manager
518-929-0699 voice/text

Meeting Details

Date & Time:
Monday, January 30, 2017