MANTS 2018

January 10 - 12, 2018
Baltimore Convention Center

View the MANTS 2017 Show Summary Press Release, and visit the MANTS  website for further show data/demographics and testimonials. Visit the MANTS Website for MANTS 2018 exhibitor and attendee information.  Be sure to check out the great videos on the MANTS website, as well. 

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Chessie 2018

Stay tuned to this webpage for Chessie 2018 Updates! 
Chessie 2018 will be held Tuesday February 20th and Wednesday February 21st. 
Please note the information below and accompanying webpages will hold Chessie 2017 information until the site flips for 2018. We hope to see you all in February!

Chesapeake Green 2018
A Horticulture Symposium
February 20 and 21

Calling all Horticulture Professionals…
Join us for Chesapeake Green 2017 – A Horticulture Symposium!

Chessie Green, as it is known within the industry, is a two-day event packed full of engaging and informative horticulture education. The symposium will be held on February 23 and 24, 2017 at our new venue, the BWI Hilton in Linthicum. This hotel and conference center is equipped with state of the art technology, as well as gorgeous meeting space we know you will enjoy! Come for the great education and enjoy the networking, vendor showcase, and silent auction (to benefit scholarship).

On Day 1, February 23rd, Lloyd Traven, of Peace Tree Farm LLC, will be serving double duty – presenting the keynote, “867-5309: Are We STILL Sending an 80s Message in the 21st Century?,” and presenting an industry break out session, “Leveraging Edibles.” Friends and fellow horticulturists have called Lloyd a ‘mad scientist’ and ‘plant geek’ due to his passion for growing quality plants matched only by his commitment to using advanced technology combined with sustainable and organic growing techniques. The MNLGA is proud to have Lloyd at Chessie 2017.

Following Lloyd’s keynote, attendees will have the option of participating in any of four concurrent educational tracks, generally divided into nursery grower, greenhouse grower, landscape contractor, and retail garden center.

These concurrent tracks are full of relevant industry information for all levels of employees as well as dynamic speakers that present different takes on industry topics.

Return for Day 2 on February 24th for full ornamental horticulture pesticide recertification PLUS nutrient management certification and Maryland’s turf management recertification.


  • Credit Information - Please view the handout detailing all of the credits offered at Chessie 2017

    Hotel reservations may be made at the conference facility, the BWI Hilton. Call 410-694-0808. The room rate is $129 per night plus taxes. Mention the Chesapeake Green conference to get this special rate. If you have any issues, please contact the MNLGA, 410-823-8684.