See South Florida native plants you don’t know but should be using!

South Florida’s rockland hammock and pine rockland plant communities are home to beautiful tropical native plants that are little known and used in the landscape industry. These plants should be used more to restore authenticity, resiliency and true sustainability to South Florida’s urban scene. When you step into the Exhibit Hall, you’ll see a beautiful little example of what Real South Florida looks like. You can put a little Real Florida back into South Florida by spec’ing these plants in your designs, requesting them for your projects and asking for them at your local garden center. FANN nurseries are growing them. All we need is you.
South Florida native plants in the demo landscape

Locust Berry, Silver Keys Thatch Palm, Bahama Coffee, Golden Creeper, Crabwood, Jamaica Caper, Rhacoma, Marlberry, Limber Caper, Myrtle of the River, Black Torch, Corky Stemmed Passionflower, Spanish Stopper, Bahama Cassia, Green Florida Thatch Palm, Coontie, Horizontal Cocoplum, White Indigo Berry, Pigeon Plum, Maidenbush, Redberry Stopper, Myrsine, Spicewood, Seven Year Apple, Soft-leaved Coffee, Stranger & Shortleaf Figs, Simpson’s Stopper, White Stopper, Bitterbush, Florida Boxwood, Keys Pink, Cinnamon Bark, Wild Coffee, Quailberry, Buccaneer Palm, Little Strongbark.

Silent Native Nursery
SW 172nd Ave, Homestead
Tour the nursery and see how our amazing “Deep South Florida” plants thrive on nothing but lime rock.

Doug Ingram and Sons Nursery
16885 SW 288 St, Homestead FL
This bit traditional nursery brings ornamental standards to all its plants, including our natives. 

Jesse Durko’s Nursery
5151 SW Viele Rd, Davie FL 
Longtime South Florida plantsman cultivating those unusual highly desirable plants. 

Mix’d Greens Environmental
28905 SW 162nd Ave, Homestead FL
Mick Gnaegy, another South Florida horticulture legend.

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation SCCF Native Landscapes & Garden Center
Serving Sanibel Island & Lee County communities
Located on the grounds of the Historic Bailey Homestead Preserve
1300 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Florida
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm, Saturday (January-April only) 10:00am-3:00pm

Extra special thanks to our designer Jenny Evans at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Landscapes & Garden Center, Sanibel, and her entire crew (Becca, Sue, Jonathan, Rachel) for the design and installation of this beautiful demonstration garden, provision of educational flyers and round-up of South Florida plants. The SCCF Native Landcapes & Garden Center is a retail outlet for education, plants and landscape consultation. SCCF, founded in 1967, is dedicated to coastal conservation on and around Sanibel and Captiva islands, and is a recognized leader in environmental advocacy and conservation. Sanibel Island is one of Florida’s first communities to routinely use native plants in landscaping to preserve and restore biodiversity and an authentic sense of place.
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Join us in Florida’s largest beer garden! Evening social Thursday April 20

Motorworks Brewing company outside deck

A spacious multi-level wood deck surrounds 150+ year-old oak tree at Motorworks Brewing, Florida’s largest beer garden, Bradenton’s first craft brewery and site of the Native Plant Show social 6:00-8:00pm Thursday April 21st!

Join us as attendees and exhibitors kick back after the show with their choice of over 30 local microbrews and dinner choices from local restaurants and food trucks. Motorworks Brewing Company in historic downtown Bradenton. Details …

Start designing the best butterfly gardens in Florida

Butterfly gardening is really popular. And you can find great butterfly plants, and lists of them, easily. But how do you know which plants are easiest, what they need to thrive, and how you’ll need to maintain them in the landscape. Craig Huegel to the rescue! Take his practical new class specifically tailored to landscape designers and installers who need practical information about the best plants to use and how to maintain them in the landscape.

Gulf Fritillaries on Carolina Aster. Photo by Peg Urban.

Gulf Fritillaries on Carolina Aster. Photo by Peg Urban.

Special opportunity for Student Volunteers at Native Plant Show

Forrest Beeman engaging with landscape architect

Forrest Beeman, next generation owner of Beeman’s Nursery, engages with landscape architect Robin Pelensky at FANN’s Native Plant Show.

The Native Plant Horticulture Foundation is seeking student volunteers to engage with Florida’s native plant industry professionals at the 5th Annual Native Plant Show, April 20-21, 2017, in Bradenton. The foundation will provide hotel lodging, meals and travel stipends for a limited number of student participants. Applications are required and preference will be given to those students pursuing studies in horticulture, landscape architecture, landscape technology and environmental studies. Students interested are encouraged to apply immediately and no later than April 2.


The Native Plant Horticulture Foundation is a new public charity focused on creating a vibrant native plant industry so that communities can become more sustainable through increased availability of native plants and native plant professionals. Recruiting and training the next generation of native plant gurus is a major goal Students, we’ve got our eyes on you!

Show special for new growers who exhibit!

Exhibitors Roger Triplett, Green Seasons Nursery and Victor Rodriguez, R Plants, chat with Landscape Designer Arnie Rutkis. Make the business connections you need to succeed with native plants at FANN's Native Plant Show!

Exhibitors Roger Triplett, Green Seasons Nursery (left) and Victor Rodriguez, R Plants (center), chat with Landscape Designer Arnie Rutkis (right). Make the business connections you need to succeed with native plants at FANN’s Native Plant Show!

Save $110 off the regular rate of grower membership with FANN when you join AND exhibit at the Native Plant Show! That’s right, for a limited time, FANN is running a show special for NEW wholesale nurseries that join and exhibit at this year’s Native Plant Show. You can’t beat this deal! Join FANN and get all the benefits of grower membership AND a 10×10 trade show booth complete with pipe, drape, table and chairs for just $650. You’ll be with a great group of like-minded growers and have an opportunity to showcase your plants and business with a professional audience that needs your expertise.


See more native plants at this show than anywhere else!

Checking out native wildflowers
Sharon Abel shows Landscape Architect Brent McAllister a variety of native wildflowers offered by The Natives, a sponsor of the show.

You’ll see more varieties of commercially available native plants at the Native Plant Show than an at any other horticulture show, in a variety of sizes. Whether you need plants for ornamental landscape or natural area restoration, you’ll find the best growers at the Native Plant Show.

Who’s exhibiting at the show? As of the first of March:

All Native Garden Center & Plant Nursery
Aquatic Plants of Florida
Aquatic Vegetation Control Martin County Farms
Bay Mulch
Beautiful Ponds
Beeman’s Nursery
Big Earth Landscape Supply
Chiappini Farm Native Nursery
Flatwood Natives Nursery
Florida Wildflower Foundation
Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association (FNGLA)
Graco Fertilizer
Green Isle Gardens Nursery
Green Seasons Nursery
Jesse Durko’s Nursery
Lancaster Trees & Shrubs
Maple Street Natives Nursery
Martin County Farms
McKeithen Growers
Perkins Nursery
PlantFinder & PlantSearch, Betrock Information Systems
Plant List
R. Plants
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF)
Sandhill Growers
Sebastian River Farms
Southeastern Shade
Southeast Soils Peat Company
Southern Habitats
The Natives
Stardust Farms
Sweet Bay Nursery
Tropic Traditions
Weed Recede
Wildflower Seed and Plant Growers Association

and more all the time!

Special lodging rate deadline March 20, 2017

The Hampton Inn in Ellenton is providing Native Plant Show attendees with a special rate when you reserve by March 20, 2017. See this and more lodging options.

2017 Exhibitor Registration Open

Booths start at just $400 when you sign up by March 1, 2017.
Our beautiful new venue at the Bradenton Area Convention Center gives us plenty of room – and height too for those of you bringing big trees. Everything is happening on the show floor this year to keep attendees close to your booth and enhance the experience for all.
The Native Plant Show is an easy, affordable and intimate event that makes face-face marketing a pleasure. Align your company with the native plant movement and sustainable landscape leaders.

See native plants in a new way: theme for 2017 Native Plant Show

“See native plants in a new way” is the theme for FANN’s 5th Annual Native Plant Show April 20-21, 2017 in Bradenton, Florida. A completely new exhibit hall layout and education program will emphasize unusual and creative uses of native plants. FANN’s Show Committee plans several changes to enhance attendee experience, inspire new thinking and reward ideas that advance the use of native plants.


William's Wildflowers summer basket, photo by Annie Schiller.

William’s Wildflowers summer basket, photo by Annie Schiller.

Native Plant Show moves to Bradenton for 2017

Bradenton Area Convention Center

Entrance to the Bradenton Area Convention Center, at night.

FANN is rotating their 5th Annual Native Plant Show to Bradenton, Florida. The show will be hosted in the Bradenton Area Convention Center Exhibit Hall at 1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto, Florida. FANN’s Native Plant Show committee wants to reach out to more industry professionals in South Florida and expects a significant increase in attendance from Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota and the Greater Tampa Bay region. For the past four years, the show has attracted a mostly Central Florida audience due to its Kissimmee location. If the move proves successful, the show is likely to rotate to the southeast coast, back to Central Florida and perhaps one day to North and Northwest Florida. FANN is excited about the Bradenton Area Convention Center venue, given its proximity to Gulf Island beaches, historical downtown Bradenton and the center’s use of native landscape plants.