From trade shows and conferences to plant tours and symposia, there’s an event this month for everyone.

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June 3: 25th Annual Desert Horticulture Conference
The Desert Horticulture Conference is an annual conference for members of the southwest green industry: landscape architects, designers, growers, retailers, contractors, maintenance personnel, suppliers, and educators.
Location: JW Marriott Starr Pass, Tucson, Arizona
Sponsor(s): University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; School of Plant Sciences; Cooperative Extension
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June 14 to 15: National Lawn & Garden Show
NLGS is a trade event that provides a fast-paced two days of business.
Location: Hilton Indian Hills Resort, Bloomingdale, Illinois
Sponsor(s): National Lawn & Garden Show
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June 15 to 18: American Hosta Society National Convention
There are Scientific Sessions, a Hosta Show, a National Garden Tour, and a Plant Auction mandated by our bylaws. In addition, this is where the workshops are held for: Editors of newsletters, local gardening societies, Judges training clinics, beginner’s introduction-to-hostas seminars, and other similar programs.
Location: Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri
Sponsor(s): American Hosta Society
Contact Info and Admission/Registration: Rob Mortko, AHS VP Conventions,

June 22 to 24: Snow & Ice Symposium
The SIMA Snow & Ice Symposium is focused on snow and ice and takes place over two days of trade show and three days. The show will feature over 20 educational sessions and speakers.
Location: Omni Providence Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island
Sponsor(s): Snow & Ice Management Association
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June 23 to 25: American Conifer Society National Meeting
The conference will have an Asian flavor highlighting three gardens with conifer collections that incorporate Japanese gardening styles. One evening speaker will take attendees on a virtual tour of some of Japan’s gardens and another will talk about the art of bonsai. This conference has limited garden tours in order to include a lecture series.
Location: Cherry Valley Lodge, Newark, Ohio
Sponsor(s): American Conifer Society
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June 26 to 29: GCA Summer Tour 2016
The GCA Summer Tour will take attendees behind-the-scenes look at the garden centers that make the Northwestern market a hub of retail innovation.
Location: Portland, Oregon
Sponsor(s): Garden Centers of America
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