The BC Landscape & Nursery Association is 70 years old!

Celebrate this incredible milestone with us over this 2-day, multicomponent extravaganza

Join us on September 28th and 29th for a jam-packed schedule of bus tours, seminars, and celebration!



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Event Dates

  • Bus Tours
     September 28, 2023
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Seminars, Mini-Expo, Outdoor Demo Zone, Job Fair, Tribute & Reception
     September 29, 2023
     8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Event Location

20901 Langley Bypass
British Columbia
V3A 4H9

Day 1 (Sep 28)

Day 2 (Sep 29)

Seminar Series

Over 20 speakers on a wide range of topics from HR to economics and pest control to water management – we’ve got it all! Don’t forget to register for this day of learning.

Human Resources

  • Due Diligence – Stay Out of Jail | Wendy Bennett, AgSafe BC
  • Accessing TFWs Under SAWP | Veronica Moreno, WALI, & Mayrena Patko, Patko Immigration
  • Employee Recruitment & Training | Viktoria Schuler, CAHRC


  • Irrigation & Sustainability | Martin Duyvestyn, University Sprinklers
  • Building Your Business | Breakthrough Academy
  • Why Trees Fail | Derek Churchill, Churchill Greens

Pest Management

  • Minor Use Pesticides for Nursery Growers | Peter Isaacson, CNLA
  • P. ramorum Clean Plant Program Changes | Rob Ormrod, CFIA
  • Non-Chemical Pest Control & Lab Tour | Deborah Henderson, Institute for Sustainable Horticulture (KPU)
  • Panel Discussion: Invasive Species & Biosecurity | Tracy Hueppelsheuser, Jeanine West, Kate Mumford, Jean-Michel Gange, & Jamie Aalber

Marketing & Trade

  • How to Import & Export Plants into Canada & The US | Annette Rowan & Terra Estep, Pacific Customs Brokers
  • The End of the World: The Future of Globalization | Karl Schamotta, Corpay
  • Producers Easy Access to Capital | Kimberly Ross, Candy Cane Nurseries
  • What’s Hot What’s Not | Brian Minter, Minter Country Gardens
  • Growing Your Online Presence | Andrew Charles Jackson, Northshore Digital

Innovation & Production

  • What’s in My Water? (And What to Do About It) | Jeanine West, Landscape Ontario
  • Optimal Fertility in Container Production | Dr. Youbin Zheng, University of Guelph
  • Managing Peat Alternatives in Soilless Plant Production | Brian Eugene Jackson, University of North Carolina
  • Empowering Growers, Enhancing Productivity, and Increasing Yield | Drew Johnson & Derek McLaughlin, AdeptAg
  • Composting & Compost in the Landscaping & Nursery Industry | Dieter Geesing, Ministry of Agriculture & Food

Mini Exhibition

Missing Grow West Coast? So are we! We couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to hold a condensed version in our mini-exhibition.

Interested in a table? Contact Heather at [email protected]

Featuring Booths By:

Outdoor Demo Zone

Foreshore Equipment will be conducting exclusive all-day demonstrations featuring an array of electric and gas-powered equipment from the likes of Echo, Husquvana, Stihl, Ego, Kress, and more!

Get exclusive, on the day, members-only promotions, and hands-on advice from the experts who care!

Mix & Mingle Job Fair

From 4-5pm, you have the unique opportunity to network and connect with students and potentially meet the next member of your team! A job board will also be available for you to place hiring ads. Sign up for the seminars, the party, or both(!) to get access to this bonus anniversary feature!

Industry Tribute to Hedy Dyck

It is with the greatest sadness that we mourn the loss of past BCLNA COO Hedy Dyck. Attendees of the 70th Anniversary will be able to attend a special industry tribute to her legacy at 5PM. Please send any pictures or comments to [email protected] prior to the event.

The tribute will be followed by a reception featuring hors d’ouevres and a cash bar. We encourage you to stay and connect as we wrap up this celebration event!

Interested in joining these companies in sponsoring this event? We have a wide range of opportunities available!
Check out our Sponsorship Package today.

A big thanks to Kwantlen Polytechnic University for hosting us at their Langley Campus on Day 2!

Splitrock Environmental Sekw’el’was

BC interior aboriginal business: wholesale/retail grower specializing in native plant propagation, ecological restoration, ethnobotany and naturescapi


Contact: Courtney Andrews
Email Courtney Andrews

Phone: (250) 256-0002
Visit Splitrock Environmental Sekw’el’was >>

Support BCLNA Members

East Richmond Nurseries Inc. (ERNI)

We offer full plant service conveniently. Come visit our quick stop shopping yard or take a gator and shop our nursery.


Contact: Cathrine Parke
Email Cathrine Parke

Phone: (604) 278-0976
Visit East Richmond Nurseries Inc. (ERNI) >>