Plant-O-Rama, Horticultural Trade Show & Symposium

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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Save the Date!
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Featuring Dan Pearson
The Power of Sensitive Public Plantings
Reserve a seat in either MORNING or AFTERNOON speaker sessions.

Dan Pearson is an award-winning English landscape and garden designer with an international reputation for design and planting excellence. His key strengths are horticultural expertise, an informed and intuitive approach to the organization of space and the practice of ecological and sustainable design principles. Dan trained at the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens, Wisley, and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

In his talk, Dan discusses his experiences on a variety of public projects including an 865-acre park in Hokkaido, northern Japan, the restoration and reimagining of the gardens at 18th century Loather Castle, and the large public plantings he has created at the new King’s Cross development in central London. He highlights the challenges, differences, and similarities of each project and explains how differing scale, audience, and sense of place led to bespoke solutions.

- - - - - - EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION is OPEN - - - - - -
TRADE SHOW in the Palm House at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
• Download Exhibitor Reservation Form:

Trade Show Exhibitors can pay ONLINE:

45 exhibitors representing New York City tri-state region specialty nurseries, wholesale growers, pottery distributors, horticultural product suppliers, soil and compost companies, and greening organizations.

- - - - - - JOBS FAIR in the Steinhardt Conservatory at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - - - - - -
• Download Jobs Fair Exhibitor Form:

Jobs Fair Exhibitors can pay ONLINE:

30 exhibitors promoting full and part-time jobs, seasonal internships, and volunteer opportunities with growers, nurseries, parks, public gardens, city agencies, and green industry companies.

- - - - - - PLANT-O-RAMA SPONSORS (to date) - - - - - -
• Town and Gardens, Ltd. - Gold Headline Sponsor
• Blondie’s Treehouse Inc. - Platinum Sponsor
• Atlantic Nurseries, Inc. - Silver Sponsor
• Cavano’s Perennials - Silver Sponsor
• Green Mountain Energy - Silver Sponsor
• Landcraft Environments Ltd. - Bronze Sponsor
• Colorblends - Supporting Sponsor

Sponsorships are still available. Download Sponsorship Opportunities Form:

- - - - - - TRADE SHOW Exhibitors (to date) - - - - - -
• ADR Bulbs
• Atlantic Nurseries, Inc.
• Barton Nursery
• Capital Garden Products
• Cavano’s Perennials
• City Tree Guards
• Garden Design Magazine
• Glover Perennials
• Green Mountain Energy
• Half Hollow Nursery, Inc.
• Hicks Commercial Sales
• Landcraft Environments Ltd.
• North Creek Nurseries, Inc.
• North Service Nursery, LLC
• Organic Mechanic Soil Co.
• Pennoyer Newman
• Peony’s Envy
• Pleasant Run Nursery, Inc.
• RareFind Nursery
• Seibert & Rice
• Womanswork

- - - - - - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (jobs listed below) - - - - - -
FOR INFO: Mark Razum
Mobile: 646.483.3290 (voice or text)

Event Set-up
Monday Jan. 29, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, various locations
Set up Trade Show, Silent Auction tables, Will-Call, Ticketing, MHG Membership Sales, and Jobs Fair areas.

Exhibitor Load-in and Set-up
Tuesday Jan. 30; 7:15am-8:45am
BBG Loading Dock
Need 2-3 people for Exhibitor load-in & set-up at BBG Loading Dock. Help vendors unload and find their tables.

Same-Day Ticket Sales
Tuesday Jan. 30
BBG Rotunda
Shifts: 7:45-9:30 / 9:30-11:00 / 11:00-12:30 / 12:30-2:00
Sell Symposium tickets to those who did not pre-purchase. Answer questions and direct people to appropriate check-in area in the Rotunda.

MHG Membership Sales
Tuesday Jan. 30
BBG Rotunda
Shifts: 7:45-9:30 / 9:30-11:00 / 11:00-12:30 / 12:30-2:00
Promote and answer questions about MHG membership; review forms and collect dues. Assist with Ticket Sales if necessary.

Silent Auction Monitors
Monday Jan. 30
BBG Education Classrooms
Shifts: 9-11am: Help set out donations, complete Bid Sheets, monitor tables and bidding.
11:00-12:00 / 12:00-1:00 / 1:00-2:00 / 2:00-3:30 / 3:30-4:00 Monitor tables and bidding, encourage and promote bidding, help close out auction.

Jobs Fair Monitors
Tuesday Jan. 30
BBG Steinhardt Conservatory
Shifts: 8:00-9:15 / 9:00-11:00 / 11:00-1:15
Help exhibitors find their tables and set-up. Assist exhibitors as needed. Answer questions, note ideas for future events.

Trade Show Monitors/MCs
Tuesday Jan. 30
BBG Palm House
Shifts: 8:45-10:00 / 10:00-11:00 / 11:00-12:00 / 12:00-1:00 / 1:00-2:00 / 2:00-3:15 / 3:15-3:45
Assist vendors as needed; answer questions about schedule, lunches, etc. Use PA system to make announcements about program schedule and events.

Speaker Assistants
Tuesday Jan. 30
Auditorium Lobby
Shifts: 8:45-11:30am / 11:30-3:15pm
Greet and assist speaker. Escort to book signing and lunch. Act as microphone runner during speaker Q&A.

Breakout Session Monitor
Tuesday Jan. 30
BBG Visitor Center
Shifts: 11:15-12:15 / 12:45-1:45
Help Breakout Session speaker set up. Assist speaker as needed during sessions. (Morning speaker: Bill Logan. Afternoon speaker: Jim Glover)

Event Take-Down
BBG Palm House
Break down tables and booths after event. Fold tablecloths, stack poles and signs.

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New York, NY 10185