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Montana Nursery & Landscape Association
P.O. Box 20353
Billings, MT  59104-0353                       

(Phone) 406.755.3079
(Fax) 406.633.2032

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Upcoming events

    • August 12, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Briarwood Golf Course in Billings, MT
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    Come golf with the billings chapter!

    The 8th Annual MNLA Billings Chapter Golf Scramble is being held at Briarwood Golf Course in Billings, MT on August 12th. Format is a 4-Person scramble. Shotgun start at 1:00 pm.

    This annual event draws members from all over the state, and is always a great time. Do you need to be a member to participate? No! Anyone can form a team - just complete the golf registration form,  and get your clubs ready for a fun day on the course. Don't worry if you've got a wicked right hook -- buy a Mulligan (or two) and use it to erase those bad shots! There will be hole prizes, a cash prize for the winning team, and Hole-in-One prize(s) for those skilled (or lucky) enough to sink that hole-in-one. Entry fee includes greens fee, golf cart, refreshments & social hour.

    Contact the MNLA office for more information, 406.755.3079, or follow the link to register. We look forward to seeing you!

    Prefer to mail or fax your registration in? Fill this form out: 2021 Golf Registration Form

    Thank you to our Event Sponsors!

    Thank You to our Hole-in-One Sponsor:

    Meadow Green Sales

    Thank you to our Hole & Beverage Sponsors:

     Bron and Sons Nursery

    Tractor and Equipment Co.

     Vermeer Rocky Mountain First Interstate Bank
     Canyon Creek Nursery
    Soil Diva
     Bron and Sons Nursery
    Montana Tire Distributors
     Leavitt Great West Insurance
    Yellowstone Valley Rock Supply
     Bobcat of Big Sky
    Clayton Tree Farm
     Good Earth Works Co
    Red Door Lounge
     RDO Equipment Co.
    Culligan Water
     Town & Country Supply

    Interested in sponsoring this event? We have several sponsorship opportunities available. Download our sponsorship form, or contact us (, or call 406.755.3079) for more information.

    • September 09, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • Yegen Golf Club, 1390 Zimmerman Trail, Billings, MT


    Come golf before fall tour!

    The Fall Tour Hackers & Pruners Golf Scramble will be held at the beautiful Yegen Golf Club in Billings, MT. This 4-Person, 9-hole Golf Scramble promises to be a great time! Start time: 11:00 pm, on Thursday, September 9th.

    This annual event draws members from all over the state, and is turning into a tradition that Fall Tour attendees look forward to every year.

    • Do you need to be a member to participate? No!
    • Do you need to attend Fall Tour to golf? No!   (Though we don't know why you wouldn't want to!)

    Anyone can form a team - just complete the golf registration form, and get your clubs ready for a fun day on the course. Don't worry if you've got a wicked right hook - buy a Mulligan (or two) and use it to erase those bad shots! Mulligan sales benefit the MNLA Scholarship Program.

    Follow the link to register online, or contact the MNLA office for more information 406.755.3079. Entry fee includes greens fee, golf cart, access to the beer cart, and some awesome prizes. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Prefer to mail or fax your registration in? Download the registration form and return it to our office by August 1st. : Golf Scramble Registration Form - Fall Tour 2021.pdf

    Thank You! to this year's sponsors:

    Interested in sponsoring the Hacker's and Pruner's Golf Scramble? We have several sponsorships available. Download our sponsorship form, or contact us at, or call 406.755.3079.
    • September 09, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • Canyon Creek Nursery, 1730 South 48th St. West
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    Prove your plant knowledge!

    The next Certified Plant Professional (CPP) Exam will take place on Thursday, September 9th from 1:00-4:00 pm (the day before the annual Fall Tour), at the beautiful Canyon Creek Nursery, 1730 South 48th St. West, in Billings, MT.

    Eligible applicants need to apply online by following the link to register, or submit a completed application, documentation of nursery employment and the appropriate fees to the MNLA office by August 31st. Download the application form here.

    The certification tests are generally given twice a year, in January at the annual Montana Green Expo and in September at the annual Fall Tour. The exam consists of a plant identification test and a written test. The exam is based on the Certification Manual and on practical information gained from employment in the industry, and on identification of the correct genus, species, common name, and cultivar (if appropriate) for each plant.

    The ID portion of the exam is based upon plants covered in Choosing Trees and Shrubs for Montana Landscapes, by George Evans and Alan Epps, as well as lists of Montana perennials and woody plants. These publications and lists are included in the manual. The second portion of the exam is a 200 question written exam of the principles and practices of virtually all aspects of the nursery industry. A passing grade is 75% for both parts of the exam. Bring at least two sharpened pencils to take the exam. We also recommend that you bring several sheets of scratch paper.

    Please see the Education & Certification page on our site for details on eligibility and renewal as well as a number of additional forms and how to order your CPP Manual (a highly recommended book for preparing for the exam). Manuals can be ordered by submitting an order form to the MNLA office before August 31st.

    Good luck!

    • September 09, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • River Ridge Landscape Company, 3223 River Road, Laurel, MT

    MNLA Billings Chapter - Field Day

    Join us   Thursday, September 9th, 2021   starting at   5:00 pm   for the 5th Annual Billings Chapter Field Day. Field Day will be held at River Ridge Landscape Company, 3223 River Road, Laurel, MT.

    What IS Field Day? It's an opportunity for the MNLA Billings Chapter to say "thank you" to the vendors who have supported us at all of our activities this year. We provide a space for vendors to set up exhibits and anything they would like to share with the Chapter Members. It's a fun-filled night, where you explore new products and talk to your vendors and customers while enjoying a dinner (on us) along the beautiful banks of the Yellowstone River.

    This year we're trying something new - the annual Field Day will be combined with our Fall Tour Kick-Off Dinner! What's that mean? Everyone who has registered for the Fall Tour will join us at Field Day. This will be a great opportunity to network and catch up with MNLA members from around the state. As always, you will be able to visit vendor booths to test drive equipment, demo mowers, see the latest irrigation equipment and more. Enjoy a BBQ Dinner, Served from 5:30 - 6:30 pm, then have a little fun testing out equipment and visiting with vendors in their outdoor booths.

    Which vendors will be there? We're still working on this year's list, but here's a list of those who joined us last year:

    Bobcat of Big Sky

    Ditch Witch West

    Hunter Industries

    John Spray Landscapes

    Meadow Green Sales

    Rain Bird

    RDO Equipment

    Rocky Mountain Compost

    Titan Machinery

    Vermeer Rocky Mountain

    How do you sign up?

    RSVP by following the link, or email us at: , or call 406.755.3079. This event is sponsored by the MNLA Billings Chapter; there is no cost to attend. Chapter members will receive one entry into the year-end attendance drawing prize for attending. This year's attendance prize will be a destination package, and will be awarded to one lucky attendee at our December Chapter meeting.

    Are you a vendor that wants to participate? Email us at, or call for details: 406.755.3079

    • September 09, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • September 10, 2021
    • 4:30 PM (MDT)
    • Billings, MT

    Please join us for the Fall Tour! This year's tour is headed to Billings September 9-10, 2021.

    The two-day event starts on Thursday, September 9th with a Certified Plant Professional (CPP) Exam, Hackers & Pruners 9-Hole Golf Scramble, and Kick-Off Dinner. Site tours around the Billings area will be the following day, on Friday, September 10th. Join us for one, or better yet, both days.

    Fall Tour is a great way to (literally) see what fellow professionals are doing in the field.  It's a fun two days with lots of opportunity to learn from other horticulture professionals, rejuvenate, connect with fellow MNLA members, and share new ideas.

    HOW TO REGISTER for Fall Tour:  You can register on-line by following the link on this page, by email,  or by calling the office at 406-755-3079.  Please register by August 31st. 

    Want a preview of the Fall Tour events? Here's what we have planned:


    CERTIFIED PLANT PROFESSIONAL EXAM:  The CPP Exam will begin at 1:00 pm at Canyon Creek Nursery, 1730 S. 48th St. West, Billings, MT . Applications for the test and order forms for the manual are available online, or by calling the MNLA office at 406.755.3079. Registration for the exam is not included in the Fall Tour registration; if you wish to take the exam and attend Fall Tour, you will need to complete separate registration forms for each. Register online for the CPP Exam here. Registration must be received by August 31st.

    HACKERS & PRUNERS GOLF TOURNAMENT:  Golfers join us at 11:00 am at Yegen Golf Club, 1390 Zimmerman Trail, in Billings, for a fun 9-hole golf scramble.  The golf scramble is always a great time, and no previous golf experience is needed! The golf scramble requires a separate registration form - register online, or request a registration form by emailing  or by calling the office at 406-755-3079.  Please register by August 31st. 

    KICK-OFF DINNER: River Ridge Landscape Co, 3223 River Road, in Laurel, will be hosting dinner for Tour attendees on Thursday night, September 9th. Dinner is included with your Tour Day registration. This is a great time to see familiar faces and connect before the hustle and bustle of tour day. Meet at River Ridge at 5:00 pm, where we will enjoy dinner along the banks of the beautiful Yellowstone River. Kick-off dinner is always a great time, and we encourage all Fall Tour attendees to take advantage of this time to connect with their peers.

    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10: Tour Day

    Tour Day Details:  The 2021 Fall Tour will take place in Billings on Friday, September 10, 2021. The tour will begin (and end) at the Big Horn Resort, 1801 Majestic Lane, in Billings.  Tour-day bus transportation will be provided, with the option of using your own transportation if you prefer. A detailed map of the tour stops will be provided at check-in the morning of the tour for those who prefer not to use the bus transportation. Bus seating is limited, so make sure you sign up ahead of time to reserve your space if you plan to take the bus. We have some fun games and door prizes along the way!

    Where to Stay? The Big Horn Resort, 1801 Majestic Lane, in Billings, will be hosting MNLA Fall Tour guests. Call 406.839.9300 and ask for the Montana Nursery & Landscape Association group rate. Must register by September 1st to receive the reduced rate of $89. Hotel guests can also purchase discounted passes to the on-site water park, The Reef, Montana's largest indoor water park.


    Trebro Manufacturing

    Tvetene Turf

    Yellowstone Valley Rock Supply

    Swanky Roots

    Yellowstone Arboretum @ Zoo Montana

    Canyon Creek Nursery

    Landscape Sites by Spring Creek Landscape Co and Good Earth Works Co.


    We look forward to seeing touring these sites with you in September!



     Thank You! to our Fall Tour Sponsors:

    Interested in sponsoring the Fall Tour? We have several sponsorship opportunities available. Download our sponsorship form, or contact the MNLA office at, or call 406.755.3079.

    • January 04, 2022
    • 8:00 AM (MST)
    • January 06, 2022
    • 5:00 PM (MST)
    • Billings Hotel and Convention Center, Billings, MT

    The 2020 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.

    The Expo Brochure is available here.

    You can download a printable HUNTER IRRIGATION WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM here The Workshop will be held Tuesday, January 7. 

    The Convention, held at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center, 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 Billings Hotel and Convention Center via website, toll free number 1-877-STAY-HGI, or hotel directly 406-532-5300.

    • January 04, 2022
    • 3:30 PM (MST)
    • January 06, 2022
    • 5:00 PM (MST)
    • Billings Hotel and Convention Center, Billings, MT

    We hope the following information will help you efficiently prepare for the coming year's 2022 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 Remember, Members enjoy reduced registration fees. Log-in to view your Members-Only pricing.


    2-Day Event - Trade Show & Convention January 4-6, 2022
    Exhibitors MOVE-IN Tues., Jan 4
    3:30 pm-7:30 pm
    Exhibitors MOVE-IN Wed., Jan 5
    7:00 am-12:00 pm

    Exhibitor Meeting
    meet at the Trade Show Hospitality Area

    Wed. Jan 5
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    Trade Show Open
    Wed., Jan. 5
    2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Trade Show Open Thurs.   Jan. 6
    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Exhibitors MOVE-OUT Thurs., Jan. 6
    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. Remember, Members enjoy reduced prices; log in to view Members-Only Pricing. You can request up to three choices for booth location. Check the 2022 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-printed 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 Badge Registration Form to complete. 

    Book your rooms at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. Book your rooms early by calling (406) 248-7151 or on their website at

    Exhibitor MOVE-IN- starts Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 3:00 pm-7:00 pm.
    All exhibitors must be moved in by 12:00 pm on Wednesday, January 5th.

    2022 EXPO Convention Services. We will again be working with K&J Convention Services. Additional furnishings, carpeting, booth setup assistance, drayage, and other booth accessories will be available for ordering through K&J. More details will be available from them 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. Download the sponsorship form here.

    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.

Past events

July 26, 2021 Billings Chapter Family Fun Baseball Night 2021
January 05, 2021 2021 MT Green EXPO - CANCELLED
September 24, 2020 Billings Chapter Field Day
September 11, 2020 Fall Tour 2020
September 10, 2020 2020 Fall Tour Hackers & Pruners Golf Scramble
September 10, 2020 CPP Exam at FALL TOUR 2020
August 13, 2020 MNLA Billings Chapter 7th Annual Golf Scramble
January 08, 2020 EXHIBITORS - 2020 MT Green EXPO
January 08, 2020 ATTENDEES - 2020 MT Green EXPO
September 12, 2019 Fall Tour 2019
January 09, 2019 EXHIBITORS - 2019 MT Green EXPO
January 09, 2019 ATTENDEES - 2019 MT Green EXPO
January 10, 2018 EXHIBITORS - 2018 MT Green EXPO
January 10, 2018 ATTENDEES - 2018 MT Green EXPO
September 06, 2017 CPP Exam at FALL TOUR 2017
January 04, 2017 EXHIBITORS - 2017 MT Green EXPO
January 03, 2017 ATTENDEES - 2017 MT Green EXPO
September 16, 2016 Fall Tour 2016
January 06, 2016 ATTENDEES - 2016 MT Green EXPO
January 06, 2016 EXHIBITORS - 2016 MT Green EXPO
September 18, 2015 Fall Tour 2015
September 17, 2015 CPP Exam at FALL TOUR 2015
August 06, 2015 MNLA Billings Chapter 2nd Annual Golf Scramble and Membership Drive
January 08, 2015 CPP Exam 2015
January 07, 2015 ATTENDEES - 2015 MT Green EXPO
January 07, 2015 2015 MT Green Expo Brochure
August 08, 2014 Fall Tour 2014
August 07, 2014 CPP Exam at FALL TOUR 2014
April 08, 2014 2014 Montana Storm Water Conference
April 08, 2014 Plant to Plate
January 09, 2014 CPP Exam 2014
January 08, 2014 EXHIBITORS - 2014 MT Green EXPO
January 08, 2014 ATTENDEES - 2014 MT Green EXPO
September 19, 2013 Northern Rockies Tree School
September 10, 2013 Zone 4 Live! Garden Inspirations for the Rocky Mountains
September 06, 2013 Fall Tour 2013
September 05, 2013 CPP Exam at FALL TOUR
April 06, 2013 Communities and Wildfire Workshops
March 19, 2013 One Day Workshop on Managing Pests in Urban Landscapes
January 09, 2013 ATTENDEES - 2013 MT Green EXPO
September 07, 2012 Fall Tour 2012
January 04, 2012 Montana Green Expo 2012
August 15, 2011 Media Event Registration
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