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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

    • July 19, 2022
    • 6:35 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Dehler Park, Billings, MT
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    Family Fun Night at Dehler Park is back for 2022!!

    We're excited to be hosting the MNLA Family Fun Night once again! We have reserved the 329 Club at the Billings Mustangs' Dehler Park for Tuesday, July 19th, 2022. Game starts at 6:35 pm.

    All MNLA Members and the Billings Chapter attendees are invited to join us. Registration is required, and includes:

    • Tickets to the game (we will have them ready for you, so you don't have to stand in long ticketing lines the day of the game)
    • BBQ-style food (hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, chicken sandwiches, salads, fruit, Pepsi products, and bottled water)
    • Reserved space on the 329 patio
    Register online by following the link on this page, or download the registration form and return to us.

    Family Fun Night is a great time to relax, enjoy some food and a baseball game, and introduce your families to fellow Billings Chapter members. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Don't forget to register by July 11th so we can have your tickets ready for you. Pick up tickets at our registration table located at the north entrance of Dehler Park. View map here.


    We have several sponsorship opportunities available. Download the sponsorship form here, or contact the MNLA office at:, or call 406.755.3079 for more details.
    • August 11, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Briarwood Golf Course in Billings, MT
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    Come golf with the billings chapter!

    The 9th Annual MNLA Billings Chapter Golf Scramble is being held at Briarwood Golf Course in Billings, MT on August 11th. 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 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? We will link the downloadable registration form when available.

    Thank you to last year's 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 15, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • TBD, Helena, MT
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    Prove your plant knowledge!

    The next Certified Plant Professional (CPP) Exam will take place on Thursday, September 15th from 1:00-4:00 pm (the day before the annual Fall Tour), in Helena, MT. Exact location TBD.

    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 involves identifying 50 plant samples, and 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 on 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!

    Thank you to TBD, for allowing us to use their facility for the Certified Plant Professional Exam!

    • September 15, 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • September 16, 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • Helena, MT

    Please join us for the Fall Tour! This year's tour is headed to Helena September 15-16, 2022.

    The two-day event starts on Thursday, September 15th with a Certified Plant Professional (CPP) Exam, Corn Hole Tournament, and Kick-Off Dinner. Site tours around the Helana area will be the following day, on Friday, September 16th. 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 offered on Thursday, at 1:00pm. 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. Please register by August 31st.

    CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT:  We will gather Thursday afternoon before the Kick-Off Dinner for a little friendly competition. The corn hole tournament is a great way to unwind and spend some time with your peers (and try to win bragging rights for the whole year).

    KICK-OFF DINNER: All Fall Tour registrants are invited to join us Thursday evening, September 15th, for a welcome dinner. Dinner is included with your Tour Day registration, and is a great time to see familiar faces and connect before the hustle and bustle of tour day.

    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16: Tour Day

    Tour Day Details:  The 2022 Fall Tour will take place in and around Helena on Friday, September 16, 2022. 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? Check back in the coming months for details on which area hotel will be hosting MNLA Fall Tour guests. We will be negotiating a reduced rate for the Fall Tour, so ask for the Montana Nursery & Landscape Association group rate.



    We look forward to touring all of the sites with you!



    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 03, 2023
    • 3:30 PM
    • January 05, 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula, MT

    We hope the following information will help you efficiently prepare for the coming year's 2023 Montana Green Expo in Missoula, 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 3-5, 2023
    Exhibitors MOVE-IN Tues., Jan 3
    3:30 pm-7:30 pm
    Exhibitors MOVE-IN Wed., Jan 4
    7:00 am-12:00 pm

    Exhibitor Meeting
    meet at the Trade Show Hospitality Area

    Wed. Jan 4
    TBD pm
    Trade Show Open
    Wed., Jan. 4
    TBD pm - TBD pm
    Trade Show Open Thurs.   Jan. 5
    TBD am - TBD pm
    Exhibitors MOVE-OUT Thurs., Jan. 5
    TBD pm - TBD 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 2023 Expo Map for available booths. We will do our best to accommodate your booth choice, but know that booths fill up quickly and the space you request may no longer be available. We will contact you with alternative options if this occurs. You can also download the Exhibitor Registration Form and email in your registration if you prefer. Check to see which exhibitors have 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.

    When you which representatives will attend, you can register them by clicking on the "Register" button to the left, and selecting the "Name Badge, Special Event Registration" option. This "signs up" your representatives who will be in the booth during the EXPO. Your pre-registration gives us a better count for ordering food for luncheons, etc.  This also allows us to provide your representatives with pre-printed badges. If you do not pre-register your representatives, you will have to hand print your badges at the show. If you prefer, you can complete the Exhibitor Badge Registration Form instead, which will be emailed to you in the months leading up to the convention.

    One FREE Convention registration is included with your booth fee, and also includes lunch on Wednesday for that person. They must have a Convention badge to attend the seminars and keynote speeches. If you wish to register additional representatives for the convention seminars, complete the Convention Registration Form which will be emailed to you prior to the convention. If your representatives plan to attend additional meals and/or special events like the Awards Banquet or Lunch & Learn, they will need to register for those events. Complete the Exhibitor Badge Registration Form or select the "Name Badge, Special Event Registration" option to the left and indicate which events they will be attending, and the names of each representatives.

    A room block has been set up at the Hilton Garden Inn. Book your rooms early by calling (406) 532-5300 and asking for the Montana Green Expo rate. Rates expire December 25, 2022.

    Exhibitor MOVE-IN- starts Tuesday, January 3, 2023, 3:00 pm-7:00 pm.
    All exhibitors must be moved in by 12:00 pm on Wednesday, January 4th.

    2023 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, including convention bags, lanyards, coffee breaks, etc. Contact us about sponsorship opportunities, or download our Sponsorship Form.

    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

January 06, 2022 CPP Exam at MT Green Expo 2022
January 04, 2022 MT Green EXPO 2022 - EXHIBITORS
January 04, 2022 MT Green EXPO 2022 - Attendees
September 09, 2021 Billings Chapter Field Day 2021
September 09, 2021 Fall Tour 2021
September 09, 2021 CPP Exam at FALL TOUR 2021
August 12, 2021 Billings Chapter 8th Annual Golf Scramble
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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