New England Grows will celebrate its 20th anniversary this coming February. The show is scheduled for February 1-3, 2012 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

New England Grows announces 2012 program

New England Grows, the Northeast’s premier trade exposition and green industry educational conference, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this coming February. The show is scheduled for Wednesday, February 1 – Friday, February 3, 2012 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.  Mark your calendars and register before mid-January to save.

“Above & Beyond!” is the theme and with 30 ground-breaking educational seminars planned and exhibit booth sales already exceeding 2011 levels, New England Grows 2012 is expected to be better than ever.

The speaker lineup includes well-known experts Tony Avent, Lew French, Chris Heiler, Dan Kittredge, Brook Klausing, Rebecca McMackin, David Mellor, James Urban, Claudia West and many other trendsetting presenters.  They will address a variety of horticultural and design topics like living architecture, water management solutions, and biological controls as well as important business-growth ideas such as inbound marketing, selling in a challenging economy, and social media strategies.

“In 1992, New England Grows started as a spark of an idea — to create a forum where everyone in the local green industry gathers to learn what’s new, to share information, and to make connections,” said New England Grows’ president Richard Clark of Clark Farms in Wakefield, RI.  “Twenty years and millions of dollars in industry contributions later, New England Grows is one of the greatest champions of innovation in today’s horticulture industry. When you participate in New England Grows, you support your local green industry and I urge everyone to be a part of it in 2012.”

For the second year, a special Garden Center Success seminar will be held on Wednesday, February 1.  This daylong program, aimed directly at today’s independent garden center, received rave reviews last year. 

At New England Grows, green industry professionals can obtain many professional Continuing Education (CEU) credits under one roof with recertification opportunities for Pesticide Licenses, NOFA, APLD, LA CES, CTSP, MCA, MCLP, and more.

Enjoy special savings for early registration – $45 for all three days – when you register by January 16.  The early registration price drops to just $39 per person when four or more people from the same company register together.  Affordable registration fees, combined with exclusive deals on the tradeshow floor, make New England Grows the best place to do business.  Join New England Grows’ growing community on Facebook and Twitter.  Learn more at

New England Grows is an educational partnership between the New England Nursery Association, Massachusetts Arborists Association, Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals, Massachusetts Nursery & Landscape Association, and its network includes more than 40 allied green industry organizations.




New England Grows 2012

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Boston, MA  


Wednesday, February 1

Seminars: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Exposition: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Thursday, February 2

Seminars: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Exposition: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Friday, February 3

Seminars: 9:00 a.m. – 3: 00 p.m.

Exposition: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.