The decision was made to kick off the new year with a trip to Baltimore to attend the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS). This year was a little extra special as the event was celebrating its 50th year, which is rather remarkable. Exhibitors & Attendees come from all over the world to participate in the biggest Nurseryman Trade Show on the East Coast. It is estimated that well over 11,000 people were in attendance.
For two days we walked miles of the convention center floor to forge connections with new nurseries & to spend some time catching up with the remarkable ones we already work with. This is the only time that we get to see some of the people that we call & email in order to provide plants of unrivaled quality to our clients. There are lots of new ideas to be shared & networking opportunities to be had. We were also afforded the chance to see & discuss new hardscaping products & color blends up close and personal. The event truly is the ‘Masterpiece of Trade Shows’ and you do not have to attend as a professional to appreciate the rare and unique plants that the show has to offer.
The excitement continued at the Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association (VNLA) Breakfast where our very own Jeff Howe was elected to the Board of Directors. He accepted the position and is looking forward to serving as a representative for not only Windridge but for the Green Industry as well.
This was not our first trip to the show nor will it be our last. We returned energized with new ideas and are ready to tackle all the remarkable projects that 2020 has to offer.