New England Grows, the Northeast's premier commercial horticulture conference and exposition, will be held Wednesday, February 4 - Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

New England Grows releases 2015 program details

New England Grows, the Northeast’s premier commercial horticulture conference and exposition, will be held Wednesday, February 4 – Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Mark your calendars and register before mid-January to save.

“Bold Ideas. Big Results.” is this year’s conference theme. With more than 30 innovative educational sessions planned and new vendor sales exceeding expectations, New England Grows 2015 promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Known for identifying emerging trends with agenda-setting experts, New England Grows’ speaker line up includes Doug Tallamy, Ph.D., Ed Gilman, Ph.D., Toby Hemenway, George Hudler, Ph.D., Raymond Cloyd, Ph.D., John Kaminski, Ph.D., John Kennedy, Kelly Norris, Jan Johnsen, and Brad Lancaster. These and other great minds will address the critical topics of our day like climate change, permaculture, tree preservation, water conservation, biological controls, soil health, native plants, low-input design, as well as important business-building advice such as motivating meaningful organizational change and working smarter with technology.

Grows’ popular Garden Center Success sessions will be peppered throughout the three-day conference and feature retail wizards like Jim Hole on “Building the Garden Center of the Future”; Kelly Norris on “Chic Plants for Hip Gardeners”; and Rick Segel’s “Five Step Formula for Retail Success.”

At New England Grows, horticulture professionals can obtain most of their professional continuing education (CEU) credits under one roof with recertification opportunities for Pesticide Licenses, NOFA, APLD, LA CES, ISA, CTSP, and most state association credentials.

The Grows tradeshow floor will be buzzing with 500+ of the industry’s leading suppliers ready to share information and make deals on everything from birdhouses to backhoes. Sprint Sessions on the Common Ground stage, Learning Hubs, live demonstrations, idea swap tables and more round out an interactive exposition that can’t be missed.

Discover Grows, a new fast-paced video recently launched by New England Grows, provides a snapshot of everything a visitor can expect to enjoy when they attend this important industry event. Check it out on Grows’ home page at

Enjoy special savings, as well as two, new registration options: Conference & Expo or Expo Only, when you register by January 15. Save even more when four or more people from your company sign up to attend. Affordable admission fees, combined with exclusive deals on the tradeshow floor, make New England Grows the best place to do business this winter.

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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 2015

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center


Wednesday, February 4

Seminars: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Exposition: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Thursday, February 5

Seminars: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Exposition: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Friday, February 6

Seminars: 9:00 a.m. – 3: 00 p.m.

Exposition: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.