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    • 13 Sep 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 14 Sep 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Great Falls, MT

    A great way to see what fellow professionals are doing in the field, literally.  It's a tour-packed day with lots of opportunity to network and learn something new or different.

    Please join us for the Fall Tour!  Following are some of the highlights of the event and the new additions this year!  You won't want to miss this opportunity to rejuvenate, reconnect with fellow MNLA members, and share new ideas.  


    CPP EXAM:  The CPP Exam will begin at 2:00 pm at Tilleraas Landscape and Nursery at 100 32 Street SW in Great Falls, MT.  Registration is due by August 22.  You may register on-line at

    HACKERS & PRUNERS GOLF TOURNAMENT:  Golfers join us at 2:00 pm at Hickory Swing Golf Course located at 1100 American Avenue in Great Falls.  Join us for a fun 9-hole tournament.  No previous golf experience required to participate!

    DINNER:  Forde Nursery - Join us at Forde Nursery, 2025 2nd Ave NW in Great Falls at 5pm for dinner to kick off the Fall Tour.  You will enjoy a walking tour of this beautiful nursery, founded in 1980 by Bruce Forde.  Also visit vendor booths and equipment demonstrations set up at the nursery.


    When & Where:  The 2018 Fall Tour will take place in Great Falls on Friday, September 14,2018. 

    Bus transportation will be available at the Staybridge Suites of Great Falls at 7:45 am.

    Tour Sites will include:

    Tilleraas Landscape & Nursery is a family owned and operated business since 1986. Join us for breakfast and enjoy the warm hospitality of the Tilleraas family as we tour their beautiful garden center.

    Rivers Edge Trail - Many groups began collaboration in 1989 to create the scenic and wild River’s Edge Trail and the result is stunning. The 60 mile trail meanders through a dry landscape along the bluffs above the great Missouri River in the local footsteps of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Enjoy public art pieces, view of the five nearby falls of the Missouri and the plant life.

    Milwaukee Station – One of Great Falls most prestigious landmarks. Beautiful grounds to view and lovely waterfall– bring your cameras for some great photo ops here.

    West Bank Landing - West Bank Landing a new commercial development along the Missouri River across from the Cascade County Fairgrounds, currently includes hotels, a brewery, restaurants, and a health and wellness center.   MNLA guests will stay at the Staybridge Suites located on the West Bank.  You will also have lunch at Big Mouth BBQ located in "the landing" too.  

    Site Visits – Beautiful landscape projects by local MNLA member companies will be interspersed throughout the day.    
    Book your Hotel now at Staybridge Suites by calling 406.761.4903

    TO REGISTER:  You may register on-line at , by email at  or by calling Jyl Story at 406-755-3079.  Please register by August 30. 

    We look forward to seeing you there!












    • 09 Jan 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10 Jan 2019
    • 5:00 PM

    We hope the following information will help you efficiently prepare for the coming year's 2019 Montana Green Expo in Billings, MT.

    We look forward to having you join us for this exciting annual event. For questions that are not answered here, please contact us at: 406.755.3079  or email


    2-Day Event - Trade Show & Convention January 9-10, 2019
    Exhibitors MOVE-IN Tues., Jan 8
    3:30 pm-7:30 pm
    Exhibitors MOVE-IN Wed., Jan 9
    7:00 am-12:00 pm

    Exhibitor Meeting
    meet at the Trade Show Hospitality Area

    Wed. Jan 9
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Trade Show Open
    Wed., Jan. 9
    2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Trade Show Open Thurs.   Jan. 10
    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Exhibitors MOVE-OUT Thurs., Jan. 10
    12:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Book your booth space now. Click the registration button to the left to register your booth for the Expo. You can request up to three choices for booth location. Check the 2019 Expo Booths for available booths. You can also check to see who has signed up so far (Exhibitor List). A booth contract will be sent to you once we have assigned a booth per your choices. Payments are due within 15 days of booking your space.

    Register your people for the booth by clicking on the "Register" button to the left. This "signs up" your representatives who will be in the booth during the EXPO. It allows us to provide you with nice pre-print badges. Otherwise, you are hand printing badges at the show.

    This FREE Convention registration is part of your booth fee. It pre-registers the person from your company who will attend the Convention and also includes all meals, i.e. Luncheons, Banquet, and Breakfast of Champions for that person. They must have a Convention badge to attend the seminars and keynote speeches. 

    Your pre-registration also gives us a better count for ordering food for luncheons, etc. Click Exhibitor Pre-registration form to complete. 

    Book your rooms at the Red Lion Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn). Book your rooms early by calling 1-406-248-7701.

    Exhibitor MOVE-IN- starts Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 3:00 pm-7:00 pm.
    All exhibitors must be moved in by 12:00 pm on Wednesday, January 9th.

    2019 EXPO Convention Services. We will again be working with K&J Convention Services. They will be able to provide order additional furnishings, carpeting, booth setup assistance, drayage, and other booth accessories. More detail will be available from K&J as we get closer to the EXPO.

    Sponsorship at the Expo

    Your sponsorship will make the event more successful. We urge you to take advantage of one of the many opportunities for sponsorship of the Montana Green Expo. We are happy to consider creative ideas to help.

    Exhibitor Demonstrations

    Book a 15 or 30 minute time slot to reserve a demonstration of your product or service during the event. There is NO CHARGE - just register in advance. It's like FREE advertising.
    • 09 Jan 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10 Jan 2019
    • 5:00 PM

    The 2019 Expo promises to be an excellent event!

    To view Member Registration pricing, please Log In. 

    You can also click here to download a printable ATTENDEE REGISTRATION FORM, or here for an EXPO SCHEDULE.

    You can download a printable HUNTER IRRIGATION WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM here.  The Workshop will be held Tuesday, January 8. 

    The Convention, held at the Red Lion Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn), is where attendees come to hear over 15 hours of educational seminars from nationally known experts, including an excellent keynote presentation. Speakers in three tracks will address a variety of topics covering growing issues, plant varieties, new materials, green methods, landscaping, pest management, business planning and management, financial issues, and marketing. Several classes earn MDA and ISA credits.

    The Annual Banquet and Awards is the place where old friends reunite and new friendships bloom. Relax, kick back and enjoy a delicious dinner and great entertainment. Find out who the winners are for the Best of Montana Landscapes and Container Planting contests, and meet the Member of the Year!  A banquet ticket is included in your registration fee.

    The popular Breakfast of Champions will be held Thursday morning. There is not a separate ticket fee for the breakfast. The Annual Meeting Luncheon will be open to all attendees on Thursday.

    The Trade Show, held in the Convention Center, is where the horticultural industry comes to see what’s new for the upcoming year. Landscape designers, landscape contractors, greenhouses & nurseries, growers, arborists, landscape and grounds managers, irrigation specialists, gift shops, government agencies, educators, and companies who provide equipment and services to the horticultural industry are all part of this exciting show.

    Earn ISA CEU Credits and MDA Credits at the EXPO. Check back here soon for the Brochure and Schedule-At-A-Glance details.

    Attendees Register before December 15th and $ave!
    If you are attending the Conference portion of the Expo, register before the pre-registration deadline and you save substantially. Attendees may attend the Exhibits free of charge and the seminars do not overlap with the Trade Show exhibits so you can attend both!

    Full registration is for Two Days and includes the keynote presentation, seminars, all meals, breaks, and free entrance to the Trade show.

    1-Day registrations are available and include all seminar presentations plus lunch and breaks for that day. Trade show admission is also included.

    Book your Hotel Reservations early.   Room reservations are available at the Red Lion Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn) at 1-406-248-7701.

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