#GWA2017 Sponsor Information
Each year, more than 300 professionals from across the country attend the largest gathering of garden writers, bloggers, photographers, speakers and industry thought-leaders in the country, the GWA Annual Conference & Expo. Attendees are seeking fresh ideas, new products and tools, new resources for their business, and networking opportunities. By becoming a sponsor, you and your organization get the essential brand exposure and direct, one-on-one access to these key current and future thought-leaders impacting the industry.
GWA Conference Sponsorships give your organization the opportunity to extend your message beyond the tradeshow floor and:
- Spotlight company information/products with key media professionals in the green industry
- Receive special marketing and recognition on all conference materials including website, social media, digital and print marketing, and on-site program.
- Exclusive opportunities to share marketing materials and information with all attendees at check-in and in pre- and post-conference messaging
- Special recognition throughout the conference and potential speaking time at your sponsored event
Reserve your sponsorship opportunity today. Space is limited.
Showcase Sponsors ($5,000+)
The All-American Daylily Selection Council (AADSC) is an organization that administrates a network of test sites throughout North America, which perform rigorous evaluations of daylily cultivars, taking into account over 50 criteria. The dilemma for todays gardener is selecting from more than 40,000 different cultivars that have been registered. For more information, visit allamericandaylilies.com.
Contact: Jo Roberson, email@example.com
Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Shrubs
Awards & Honors Dinner Sponsor
Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Shrubs is a market leader in flowering shrubs with over 240 varieties, including Incrediball® Hydrangea, Invincibelle® Spirit II Hydrangea, ‘Limelight’ Hydrangea, Pinky Winky™ Hydrangea, Bobo® Hydrangea, My Monet™ Weigela, Little Henry® Itea, Wine & Roses® Weigela, and Quick Fire® Hydrangea. For more information, visit provenwinners-shrubs.com.
Contact: Mark Osgerby, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contributing Sponsors ($2,500+)
American Meadows & High Country
#GWA2017 Afterparty Sponsor
American Meadows is the industry’s leading online retailer of wildflower seeds, perennial plants and flower bulbs in North America. American Meadows is also the foremost authority in wildflowers with more than 30 years of horticulture experience. We inspire gardeners of all abilities to create memories that will last a lifetime!
High Country Gardens is a pioneer in sustainable gardening. Specializing in eco-friendly, drought resistant plants that provide habitat without requiring large amounts of water, High Country Gardens has successfully changed the nature of gardening in the west and beyond. Our mission is to improve the earth one garden at a time!
Founded in 1925 by H. Clay Kellogg, Kellogg Supply, Inc. has been manufacturing gardening products for over 90 years. Mr. Kellogg was an orange farmer with a deep appreciation for the bountiful potential of soil, water and sun. The richness of the earth was the source of his success and he helped change farming in Southern California into sustainable agriculture. His son, H. Clay Kellogg Jr. carried on the family tradition of finding ways to convert natural ingredients that were being wasted into useful, earth-friendly gardening products. Our company continues this same conscientious approach to environmental responsibility today.
The company’s core business of organic soils and fertilizers sold under the G&B Organics and Kellogg Garden Organics brands is the only manufacturer in which all branded products are OMRI Listed – the leading non-profit, internationally recognized third party accredited by the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP).
The company remains owned and operated by third-generation members of the Kellogg family who maintain their grandfather’s steadfast commitment to helping people grow beautiful, healthy gardens… organically. Learn more at kellogggarden.com.
Contact: Bob Lawson, email@example.com
National Garden Bureau
New Plant Variety Showcase & Session Sponsor
National Garden Bureau, a non-for-profit organization, is your source for the newest flower and edible varieties introduced each year by the top breeders around the world. NGB is dedicated to helping you bring knowledge and inspiration to the gardening community with “Year of The” Programs, educational tips and All-America Selections Winners. All America Selection winners are “Tested Nationally & Proven Locally.”
Contact: Diane Blazek, firstname.lastname@example.org
Osmocote Smart Release Plant Food
Osmocote® is a control or slow-release plant food. Each granule contains nutrients such as N, P, and K that are essential to plant growth and vitality. The unique resin coating releases the nutrients via osmosis which means plants get what they need, when they need it. Osmocote® Plant Food is the planter's plant food.
Contact: Robert Stohler, email@example.com
Syngenta Flowers North America is one of the largest wholesale breeders of hybrid flower seed and cuttings in the world – developing and producing flower seeds and cuttings and growers internationally.
Syngenta Flowers is dedicated to the breeding innovative flower varieties that offer outstanding performance in the professional greenhouse, at retail, in the landscape and in the home garden. In addition to legendary genetics, we support industry professionals with world-class customer service, in-depth cultural information, flexible and exciting marketing programs, and a deep understanding of plants from many points of view.
Syngenta Flowers has garnered more than 35 international awards for introducing hybrid annuals to the world, including such garden mainstays as Calliope® Interspecific Geraniums, Titan™ Poinsettias, Diabunda™ Dianthus, Endurio™ Violas, Sparkler™ Cleome, and Magellan™ Zinnias.
Contact: Melanie Fernandes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit Buffalo Niagara sells and markets our assets and attractions to visitors outside the Buffalo Niagara region as a convention, tourism and leisure destination for the economic benefit of the community. VBN is Erie County's lead marketing organization for conventions, meetings, amateur sporting events, cultural and heritage tourism and consumer travel. Learn more at visitbuffaloniagara.com
Contact: Edward Healy, email@example.com
Supporting Sponsors ($1,000+)
Brent & Becky's Bulbs
Keynote Speaker Sponsor
Brent & Becky's family has been flower bulb experts since 1900. Today, their extensive selection of bulbs, other perennials, annuals and seeds can color your landscape for 12 months! Utilize their expertise to help design and install large quantities, up to 10,000-30,000 per hour! Call 877.661.2852 or visit brentandbeckysbulbs.com for more information.
Contact: Jay Hutchins, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bushel and Berry™ is a collection of easy to grow, exceptionally beautiful and delicious berry plants for the home gardener. With 7 stunning and easy to care for varieties to choose from, Bushel and Berry™ is revolutionizing the way we bring food to the table. Learn more by visiting www.bushelandberry.com.
Contact: Leah Haugh, email@example.com
Corona, Inc. is a leader in the marketing and manufacturing of professional and consumer tools for the lawn and garden, landscape, irrigation, construction and agriculture markets. With a retail and distribution network that extends throughout the United States and Canada, Corona's proven designs, quality manufacturing processes and unparalleled customer service make it the best choice in tools for contractors, agricultural professionals and avid gardeners alike. Learn more at coronatoolsusa.com
Contact: Chris Sabbarese, firstname.lastname@example.org
Garden Walk Buffalo, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group composed of Buffalo-area people that could not be more proud of their beautiful city, and love to help show it off. Many, but not all, are gardeners. Many, but not all, have gardens on the Walk.
Contact: Jim Charlier, email@example.com
GreenView® lawn and garden products are manufactured by Lebanon Seaboard Corporation - a privately-held, family-owned business located in Lebanon, PA. Lebanon Seaboard has been manufacturing products for the consumer and professional markets since 1947. Consumer brands include the new Natural Start® plant foods as well as other GreenView fertilizer and grass seed products. Lebanon Seaboard also manufactures and distributes Lyric® Wild Bird Food and Preen Garden Weed Preventer. Learn more at greenviewfertilizer.com.
Contact: Lori Zimmerman, firstname.lastname@example.org
PlantWNY is a not-for-profit corporation of Green Industry professionals (including teachers, nurseries, garden centers, growers, landscape architects, landscapers, tree care firms, and lawn care firms) the Western New York State Nursery and Landscape Association, Inc. was founded in the early 1940's. The WNYSNLA funds the Western New York State Nurserymen's Foundation which makes scholarships available to college students who show promise and interest in our industry. The Foundation supports all educational activities held by the Association throughout the year. We also strive to promote, expand, improve and elevate landscaping, nursery, and related trades. Learn more at http://www.plantwny.com.
Plantasia includes 15 fully landscaped gardens, covering 15,000 square feet with blooming trees, shrubs, flowers, water gardens, patios and more in their breathtaking spring display.
Shop with over 115 vendors offering plants, garden decor, grills, seeds, outdoor furniture, lighting, garden tools and everything you need to inspire your own perfect outdoor living
experience. Enjoy free educational seminars presented by experts covering every aspect of gardening. Learn more at plantasiany.com.
Niagara Parks offers visitors to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada the opportunity to authentically experience and interpret the Niagara River corridor -- an outdoor adventure museum -- through our sprawling paklands, natural attractions, locally-sourced culinary offerings, celebrated golf courses and restored heritage sites.
The Niagara Parks Commission was established in 1885 to control the lands and buildings immediately surrounding the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. In its long history, Niagara Parks has grown to own and maintain over 1,325 hectares (3,274 acres) of parkland along the entire length of the Niagara River, stretching 56 kilometres (36 miles) from Fort Erie in the south to Niagara-on-the-Lake on Lake Ontario in the north.
A self-financed agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport, Niagara Parks operates attractions like Journey Behind the Falls and the Whirlpool Aero Car, and maintains beautiful gardens like Oakes Garden Theatre and the Botanical Gardens. Niagara Parks operates like a city within a city, with its own police services, road maintenance, waste and recycling collection, tree department and other services. During the height of the tourist season, Niagara Parks employs over 1,700 staff: approximately 300 full-time and 1,400 seasonal employees.
Contact: Chelsey Tobin, Travel Media Relations Coordinator, email@example.com
Geranium Rozanne® is the easy-to-grow garden plant that’s taken the world by storm. Adorned with gorgeous purple flowers all through the summer – and beyond – she’s a long-blooming colourful delight that needs very little attention to thrive. Although she does get plenty of it both from bees and from human admirers!
Rozanne grows well for everybody everywhere, no matter how good or bad you are at gardening. That’s why everybody from horticulture experts and world-renowned garden designers to the millions of everyday people who have already encountered her love her so much.
Contact us at 212.297.2198 or firstname.lastname@example.org.