The 2022 Landscape Show welcomed nearly 6,100 professionals through its doors over the course of the three-day industry event at The Orange County Convention Center from September 24-26.
350+ companies covered more than 70,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, of which 76 were new exhibiting companies. The trade event featured plants, palms, trees, related supplies, equipment, and services that support the business components of the nursery and landscape industry.
Despite inflation and recession concerns, the outlook at the show for the coming 2023 year remains positive as exhibitors happily reported a multitude of orders placed at the show. Inventory to complete fall projects and equipment and technology needed to get a jump on the 2023 business year were also in demand.
While The Landscape Show attracted a wide range of industry professionals, the largest buying group who attended the 2022 show were landscape professionals (36%), Wholesale growers/ Rewholesalers (16%), and Retail professionals (10%).
The Landscape Show's Knowledge College, which offered 20 sessions on a wide range of topics, was extremely well-attended. In fact, more than 1,300 KC session tickets were sold! The most popular session topics this year included employee management, palm challenges, and the role of plants within nature. Session attendees were impressed with the solid lineup of speakers, each offering useful expertise via engaging presentations.
And, there was an added bonus this year -- Channel 35's Good Day Orlando broadcasted LIVE from the trade show floor! Here's a clip.
And, save the date! The 2023 Landscape Show will take place August 23 - 25 in the West Building of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.