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More than 7,500 garden center and landscape professionals are expected to attend what is billed as the Southeast’s premier landscape and horticulture conference and trade event. The Landscape Show runs Sept. 27-29 in Orlando, FL, and will feature 200,000 square feet of trees, shrubs, equipment and more from some 400 exhibiting companies, according to a news release.

The Landscape Show is sponsored by the Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association and offers displays of plants, trees, palms, landscape equipment, hardscape products, irrigation, production equipment, business services and garden center supplies. It runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29.

For 2012, the Landscape Show features more than 400 industry vendors; dozens of educational programs; industry CEU’s; peer-to-peer exchanges, and FNGLA Landscape Awards. New this year will be the Knowledge College moved into the exhibit hall with a theatre-style format, conversation zones, one-on-one interactions with speakers and easy movement to and from the show floor.

Educational classes are available covering everything from production to landscape management and design to retail to FNGLA’s certification programs. The TLS Knowledge College offers premium education opportunities through tours, workshops and specialty sessions. Free ongoing demonstrations are presented each day of the show, inside the exhibit hall.