for Landscape Architects

Landscape Architect Presenting

Landscape Architect pointing out a plan element. Photo from U.S. Department of Labor.

The Native Plant Show offers landscape architects with approved continuing education classes and live plant exhibits, so you can see the plants you learn about, meet the growers and understand what they can offer you, and find the supplier networks you need to succeed.

2017 Native Plant Show courses approved for Landscape Architecture CE credits

Click on course titles below to see descriptions, instructor info and CE details.

On Thursday, you can sign up for 4 of the following classes providing optional CEs. See schedule for times and overlaps.
Successful Large-Scale Wildflower Plantings – 1 Optional CE
Using South Florida’s Best Native Landscape Plants – 1 Optional CE
Homeowner Preferences and Eco-Friendly Landscapes – 1 Optional CE
Butterfly Gardens Set the Stage for Citizen Science – 1 Optional CE
Wild Design that Works: Bringing Native Plants to Town – 1 Optional CE
Ethnobotanical Gardens: telling Florida’s Cultural History with Native Plants – 1 Optional CE

On Friday, you can sign up for 2 optionals and 2 credits in Laws & Rules from the following classes. See schedule for times and overlaps.

Growing Butterfly Garden Plants – 1 Optional CE
Soils and Plant Nutrition – 1 Optional CE
Lawns to Native Plants: Getting Results – 1 Optional CE
Florida Grades and Standards: Palms – 2 Laws & Rules CEs


YOU are a very important audience for us. Landscape architects are leaders in sustainability and set the trend for what is planted in the urban landscape. FANN is here to serve you with practical native plant education that will help your projects succeed with native plants. We have been providing LAs with continuing education for six years. We welcome any opportunity to communicate with LAs to help meet their sustainability goals.

At the Native Plant Show, FANN generally provides classes focused on the selection, use and maintenance of native plants in the landscape and for restoration. Most courses provided are one hour in length. We partner with DistanceLearnPro and others to provide other important CE credits, including advanced building codes and laws & rules, for the convenience of LAs attending our Native Plant Show.

Wow! We’ve been looking for this! No one has ever offered classes like this before. Landscape architects need this information.” — Brent MacAllister, LA

I just want to thank you for all your hard work in putting on another terrific show this year! I loved it and am never tired of the excellent topics and speakers — and of course, the exhibitors. Way to go! I tell everyone I meet and I spec more natives than ever before.” — Robin Pelensky, LA

“…the best classes I’ve attended in my 20+ years of ceu-ing! Congrats for job well done!” — Bob Fleck, LA

I really enjoyed this year’s event. The educational offering you folks provide is so important to everyone involved with the Landscape industry. I plan on attending the Native Plant Show every year if possible. Each year improves on the previous. Just keep doing what you are doing.” — Mark Stevenson

I love this show and all of the classes. Wonderfully interesting and helpful information.” — Laurie Potier-Brown, LA

The Native Plant Show is long overdue. Native is something we really need to get into for ecological reasons. This show has a great combination of seminars and exhibits … you get it all here.” — Stephen Pategas, LA

I always tell fellow landscape architects that the Native Plant Show is by far the most informative, useful and also cost effective means to obtain our required [continuing education] units.” — Chris Commins, LA

FANN is a Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR, Board of Landscape Architecture licensed provider #0005309 of continuing education (CE) credits for landscape architects (LAs). FANN provides certificates and can work with any state board. We have successfully provided credits for LAs from other states.