Enrich your Cultivate'20 Experience
Cultivate’20 offers multiple opportunities for additional in-depth, hands-on learning and networking with industry colleagues. Join us for an industry production tour or one of our comprehensive half- or full-day workshops to learn best practices. Join us for industry gatherings to make or renew business connections and get the most out of your Cultivate’20 experience.
Click on the links below to learn more about our additional experiences.
A Powerful, Inspiring Networking Experience
Monday, July 13 – 12 – 1:30 PM
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Ticket info and room assignment are coming soon
New! this year is Women in Horticulture at Cultivate – an educational networking event for women in the green industry. Leslie Halleck, of Halleck Horticulture LLC, will kick off the event with a short, high-energy inspirational talk to guide you in bringing your own personal strengths and inner superpowers to the surface. After opening remarks, Halleck will facilitate a panel discussion with 2-4 accomplished women in the green industry who will share lessons they’ve learned as they’ve navigated their career path.
A portion of all tickets purchased will go to support an HRI horticulture scholarship.
Where Networking Gets Fun
Monday, July 13 from 8 - 10 p.m.
Callahan's, 520 Park St. Columbus, OH 43215
Hosted by the AmericanHort GenNext Community, everyone is encouraged to make this THE networking event of their Cultivate’20 experience. Come to Cultivate’s popular Unplugged event where you can relax, be yourself, and network with people with the same passion for plants, ambition for success, and hopes for the future of our industry.
Unplugged is also an opportunity for celebration! The GrowerTalks/Nexus Young Grower Award and Green Profit/RBI Young Retailer Award are presented to worthy candidates that demonstrate passion, creativity, leadership and a desire to excel. Winners of the 2020 awards will be announced beginning at approximately 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 12 at 6:30 AM at Wolfe Park, 105 Park Drive, Columbus, 43209
Luxflora, GIE Media, and AmericanHort bring you the 5th annual Flower Run 5K at Cultivate. The Flower Run celebrates Luxflora’s mission to develop a visionary, influential floriculture network in which women leaders can create, inspire, and flourish. This is an opportunity for all of us to come together to network, build relationships, and to have some healthy fun. Not a runner? Join us at the finish line, and to help us celebrate the finishers.
OSU Plant Trials
Exact times to be announced soon
Unleash your inner plant nerd and assess 700 annual and perennial varieties on display at The Ohio State University Cultivar Trials. See how they grow in typical Central-Ohio environmental conditions, and evaluate their growth in containers, landscape beds, and hanging basics. Also be sure to check out Howlett Hall's green roof. Free shuttle rides from the Convention Center are available -- final departure from OSU back to downtown Columbus is at 7 p.m. Open to all attendees. OSU thanks AmericanHort and the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association for their support.
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Tour
Exact times to be announced soon
If experiencing landscapes, botanic gardens, and conservatories makes your heart sing, you'll want to be sure to check out Columbus' own Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden. You have our permission to get totally excited about an evening in the garden. Once onsite, there are 2 tour options available: (1) Tour of the Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children's Garden - this new 2-acre garden opened in May 201 and, is the largest horticulture project ever undertaken by the Conservatory. Featuring sixteen different interactive experiences celebrating the Ohio landscape, the Garden's focus is on introducing and connecting children to the natural world, as well as renewing that connection for their parents and caregivers. (2) Tour of the Conservatory - the Conservatory’s extensive gardens and art collections pulse with life and bring the truly exotic wonders of nature right to you. Explore over 400 species of plants from around the world.
Can’t hop a free shuttle and go exploring at this time? Great news—your Cultivate’20 badge will get you complimentary entry into the Franklin Park Conservatory during open hours July 11-14.