Workshops & TPIE Road Shows

With Education on the Go!!

Held in conjunction with FNGLA's Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) each January, the TPIE Road Show & Education on the Go offers conveinent training for industry professional seeking top-quality educational programs while experiencing firsthand what South Florida has to offer.

Both educational sessions and tours will provide unique perspectives on industry related topics. Whether you are looking for the latest in trends, innovations in design, interior maintenance/pest management or looking to enhance your garden center's foliage department, plan now to participate in TPIE's educational experience.

What are the costs to Attend?

In addition to TPIE tradeshow badges, attendees can sign-up for the individual workshops at $75 per workshop (after January 5, price increases to $90) or tours at $60 (after January 5, price increases to $75). And, there's an afternoon tour.

Tuesday, January 16

MORNING WORKSHOPS: 8:30 – 11:45 a.m.

TPIE ROAD SHOWS: 12 Noon – 5 p.m.

Are you looking for a unique networking and learning experience? Join industry colleagues on one of two tour options. Attendees will head north of Fort Lauderdale to visit tropical foliage nurseries or design spots.

Looking for innovative landscape designs that will inspire you to reach new levels of creativity? Immerse yourself in all of South Florida’s array of tropical foliage!  TPIE Road Show’s Garden and Design tour is will offer an afternoon of amazing ways to use tropicals both in residential and commercial settings.  From private residential properties in Palm Beach and Boca Raton to a high-end commercial project.  Tour attendees will be join by a team from Fernando Wong Outdoor Living Design, Inc., one of the top landscape architecture firms in the United States.

Are you looking for a great networking opportunity? Some of the best business connection are made strolling through a nursery with friends. Join industry colleagues as you board a bus traveling north of Fort Lauderdale to visit tropical foliage nurseries. Whether you are an owner, manager or industry buyer for independent garden centers, this tour is for you. The tour will take you to three prominent nurseries in the Palm Beach area: Excelsa Gardens; Gray's Ornamental Nursery; and, K & M Nursery, Inc.

Afternoon Tour is priced at $60 per seat (if regsitered by January 5) and $75 thereafter. A boxed lunch in included in tour fees.


Who Should Attend?

Interiorscapers, landscape professionals, retail garden centers, landscape designers, garden communicators: Whether looking to either gain insight on the latest trends and innovations in design, sharpen skills in pest management and interior maintenance; or increase sales in a retail garden center, one of the three tours is sure to be the right fit.

Continuing Education Units

  • FNGLA Certified Horticulture Professional (FCHP)
  • FNGLA Certified Landscape Contractor, Technician & Designer (FCLC, FCLT, FCLMT, FCLD)

CEU's are generally applied for from the following programs:

  • National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) Certifications
  • Pesticide Applicator License
  • Landscape Inspector's Association of Florida
  • Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) .

For more details on the TPIE Road Show, contact FNGLA's Linda Reindl or call 800.375.3642.