ATHENS, Ga. – The Georgia Green Industry Association’s Wintergreen Horticultural Trade Show and Conference will be held Jan. 25-27 at the Infinite Energy Forum (Formerly the Gwinnett Center) in Duluth, Georgia. The annual event is Georgia’s only multi-day trade show and education conference for the horticulture and landscape industries. New outdoor equipment will also debut at Wintergreen 2017, allowing attendees to demo mowers, skid-steers and other machines for the trade.
The expanded selection of education tracts feature classes on landscapes design, new plants, industry trends, pruning, pest and disease treatments, irrigation technology, invasive plants, horticultural research and much more. Many classes offer CEU’s for pesticide applicators, irrigation contractors and arborists. All sessions are taught by recognized leaders from the industry and experts from UGA’s Cooperative Extension Service.
The trade show kicks off with a complimentary breakfast on Thursday morning, Jan. 26 at 7:30 a.m., presented by Harrell’s Fertilizer and The Athens Georgia Nursery Growers Association. Wintergreen exhibitors offer up an unmatched variety of plants and new introductions from leading growers, hard goods and supplies for landscape and irrigation contractors, and allied products for all segments of the industry. Attendees can even participate in a “walkabout” accompanied by Georgia’s own horticultural icons Dr. Mike Dirr, Dr. Allan Armitage and legendary coach and plantsman Vince Dooley to walk the show and learn which people and products caught their eye. A limited number of tradeshow booth spaces are still available. Contact Jennifer Addington at 888-GET-GGIA for more information and to reserve your space.
The complete event brochure is available online at www.ggia.org, providing detailed descriptions of the education tracts, tradeshow exhibitors, hotel and travel information and much more. You can register online here, with early bird discounts available through Jan. 13. The GGIA staff is available at 888-GET-GGIA to assist you with all of your questions or needs for Wintergreen 2017.