About the show

Canada’s Premier Horticulture and Green Industry Trade Show and Conference

Congress is THE annual trade show and conference for Canada's horticultural and landscape professionals. Rated as one of North America's top rated show for the green industry it features:

  • 600+ multinational vendors
  • 1,300+ exhibit booths covering 10 acres
  • 14,000+ attending green professionals
  • 60+ professional development sessions
  • 50+ acclaimed speakers
  • 2 great parties
You'll find all the innovative expertise, ideas, products, peers and professional development that will make your profits soar. Much more than a market place, Congress hosts a rich conference program that imparts a wealth of knowledge to enhance your business acumen.


And don't forget the special events throughout, like the Awards of Excellence Ceremony or the Tailgate Party. Everything, from the vendors on the trade show floor to the entertainment at Tailgate is designed to connect you to the products and people in an environment geared to your personal and professional success.

Over ten acres of show

With over 600 vendors bringing innovative, international products and services to find out about and try out, it's a chance to get informed, meet potential suppliers and improve your business.
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The Garden Expo re-introduction into Congress was exciting and resulted in a resurgence in the number of retail attendees. The response to the change was so positive that the show-within-a-show will be repeated at Congress 2018. The excitement and energy for retailers will increase with the introduction of a feature created and sponsored by Landscape Ontario's growers. Garden Centre focused education as well as recognition of the leading garden centres and growers will continue to be an integral part of the show and the horticultural value chain.

New Products Showcase

It's always great to see what's new on the market to make your business run better. From new equipment, tools and technology to new plants and planting innovations.

New Product Showcase

Canada Blooms Campus Student Gardens

Students, from Ontario's leading horticultural and landscape institutes, display their vision of Ontario's future landscape. Why not come and check out their work and connect with the people that are training for a career as a green professional and employment at your company?

Canada Blooms Campus Student Gardens

Congress has been running for as long as Landscape Ontario itself, and every year we strive to make it more relevant and valuable – to every corner of the industry. Landscape Ontario provides a great range of educational and accreditation programming throughout the year, but the speaker lineup of industry leaders and important subjects at the Congress Conferences are always highly anticipated and well reviewed.

Today, with more than 13,000 attendees, Congress is a great success and – most importantly – provides excellent value to our industry. We hope you have the time to make the most of what’s on offer at Congress this year, and we look forward to your growing success!

Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association exists, simply, to advance the horticultural industry. For decades we’ve represented, promoted and fostered the growth of the many sectors that fall under this umbrella:

  • Landscape Design
  • Garden Centres
  • Grounds Management
  • Growers
  • Hardscapes
  • Landscape Contractors
  • Lawn Care
  • Interiorscapes
  • Irrigation
  • Lighting
  • Snow and Ice

Photos from past Congress events