March Garden Day 2020

A Celebration of Gardening!
Sponsored by the West Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association
Grand Haven Community Center
421 Columbus St., Grand Haven MI 49417
Saturday, March 14, 2020
8:00 Registration and Check In

Mail In form: 2020 March Garden Day Brochure Print and submit this form with check and mail to: WMNLA PO Box 96, West Olive, MI 49460 or submit payment online.

Our online registration is not currently available. We are working to get if fixed as soon as possible. Please register using the registration form attached and mail to: WMNLA, PO Box 96, West Olive, MI 49460. We apologize for the inconvenience. 


8:00 Registration opens   View exhibits, indoor gardens and Silent Auction.
9:00 Session 1

“Undervalued Native Plants with Matthew Ross. Matthew Ross is the Director of Continuing Education at Longwood Gardens. Matthew will share his insight into the lesser known and grown native plants from spring ephemerals, to marginal plants to vibrant colored fall favorites. Learn about the importance of finding these plants in the wild to better understand their niche within the ecosystem and ultimately what types of conditions they prefer.

10:30 Session 2

“Shade Perennials: What Kind of Shade do You Have” with Barb Bolgoyen.
Barb has been working in the West Michigan green industry for almost 40 years. She is a passionate, self-proclaimed ‘Plant Geek ’currently working for the leading wholesale perennial grower right here in our backyards of Zeeland, Michigan. Join Barb as she will showcase some excellent perennials, including some new and under-used plants that thrive in many types of shade gardens.


11:45-1:15 Lunch Break/Break Out Sessions

“What about Bulbs” with Ryan Stehouwer, Vandenberg Horticulture

“A Tale of Dwarf Conifers: Little Known Secrets”, with Paul Surian, Co-owner and Head Propogator for Blue Horizon Nursery & Gardens, Grand Junction, MI.

“New and Unusual Vegetables for the Home Garden” with Gregory Dunn, owner of Blackbird Farm, Coopersville, MI.

“Understanding Ground Water in Ottawa County”, with Paul Sachs Director of Planning and Performance Improvement for Ottawa County, MI.,

“From Farm to Table” with Pennyroyal Café, Saugatuck, MI

1:45 Session 3 :

“Lessons from Great Gardens” with Matthew Ross. Matthew is a passionate advocate for public gardens with a special affinity for the underappreciated and unheralded gardens. Matthew will present some of his favorite gardens with ideas and concepts that can be used in your own home garden setting. Learn the tips and techniques behind some of the most elaborate and intricate garden displays and the intentional re-creation of nature that span the full regiment of garden themes.


Legislative Update with Amy Upton, MNLA Executive Director, The Holland Oz Project

“The Holland Oz Project – the development and details of a living sculpture story”


Presented by:

Allison Jesky, Hope College

Linda Hart, Holland Area Convention and Visitor Bureau

Jamie Scott, City of Holland

Wednesday, January 8
11:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
At Hope College, Maas Center,264 Columbia Ave, Holland Mi 
Lunch $15, RSVP or 616-402-4885

In this panel presentation the Holland in Bloom committee members, Allison, Linda, and Jamie will discuss the details of “The Wonderful Wizard of OZ” living mosaic book. Located in Holland’s Centennial Park, this was a first of its kind in mid-western America as an innovative approach to horticulture display. This was one part of “The Holland Oz Project”, which launched in the summer of 2019 and quickly became the most photographed spot within the area. You will learn the how and why this project was created. The process that was required for it to happen. As well as the maintenance needs and challenges.


20th Annual Scholarship WMNLA Golf Outing

56golfers participated in the 20th annual WMNLA Golf Outing at  Crestsview Golf Club.. Everyone enjoyed a day of wonderful weather, companionship with peers, good golf, and raised over $3000 for WMNLA Scholarships and Education Grant Funds.


The winning golf team was Mattson Landscape: Brian Mattson, George Slater, Matt Strong and Kurt Kugler.

WMNLA would like to thank the following companies for sponsoring meals, holes or providing prizes.
Event Sponsors: Bosch’s Landscape & Lawn Specialties and EcoGreen Supply.
Dinner Sponsor: Landscape Design
Lunch Sponsor: Bartlett Tree Experts
Snack Sponsor: BFG Co.

Hole Sponsors:
Bartlett Tree Services
B&B Trucking
BFG Supply Co
Dykstsra Landscape Mgt.
Evergreen Acres LLC
Evergreen Sprinkling
Grand Valley State University
Hope College
Mattson Landscape
Mellema Nursery
Michigan Wood Fibers
Michigan Turf & Ornamental
Specialty Gardens
Walters Gardens


Prize Donors
Bartlett Tree Experts
Grand Valley State University
Maple Hill Golf Club
The Meadows Golf Club
Saugatuck Center for the Arts
Specialty Gardens
Vandenberg Hort
Wallinwood Spring Golf Club
Walters Gardens

20th Annual WMNLA Scholarship Golf Outing

Friday, September 20, 2019

Crestview Golf Club, Borculo

6279 96th Ave, Zeeland, Mi 49464

Friday, September 20, 2019
at 8:30 a.m.
Shotgun Start at 9:30 a.m.
Dinner at 2:30 p.m.

Open to all WMNLA members, employees, friends, customers, vendors, & family. Bring the sales team! Bring a new member! You can sign up individually or as teams of 2, 3 or 4. We’ll partner individuals to make foursomes.
$75 Per Person – Includes 18 holes of golf, power cart, and an all-round great time. Followed by a chicken dinner.

Advance Registration Required by September 14th. Spouses and non golfers welcome to “dinner only” for $25. Cash bar available.

Sponsorships are also available for snacks as well as hole sponsors. There will be a lot of great golf, a good time, and all supporting a wonderful cause!

Sponsorship Levels
All sponsors will receive recognition:
in the Golf Outing Program, a Company Sign at the Golf Course
In the Michigan Landscape magazine
On the WMNLA Website and In the WMNLA Newsletter

Golf Sponsor Eco Green Supply and Bosch’s Landscape and Lawn Specialties
Dinner Sponsor Landscape Design Services
Lunch Sponsor Bartlett Tree Experts
Snack Sponsor $100, available
Hole Sponsors $75

                           WMNLA GOLF OUTING REGISTRATION FORM