2017 Association of Zoological Horticulture Annual Conference

Sun, September 17 2017, 8:00 AM - Wed, September 20 2017, 10:00 PM [EST]

851 GULF SHORE BOULEVARD NORTH, Naples, FL, United States



AZH conference registration Partial Approval -$395.00

Sales end on -09/07/2017

AZH conference registration includes all programs, entrance fees and transportation to conference field trips, some meals included. Does not include icebreaker event, pre or post conference tours.

AZH Conference Icebreaker Sunset Cruise Partial Approval - $30.00

Sales end on -08/25/2017

Don't miss this amazing experience to kick off the 2017 AZH annual conference. Experience a wonderful southern Florida sunset aboard this 105 foot, 3 level luxury yacht. Enjoy the upper-level sundeck or relax inside the climate controlled comfort of the interior salons. Including two beverages of your choice and hors d'oeuvres, the Naples Princess provides the absolute best view of the spectacular homes and gardens, breathtaking sites and natural beauty of Naples Bay and Port Royal. The Naples Princess sails from her dock at the Port of Naples Marina, Naples, FL. Round trip transportation will be provided from Naples Beach Hotel to the marina at 5:30pm on Saturday, September 16, 2017. $30 advance ticket includes two beverages and hors d'oeuvres. Space is limited to 130 attendees. First come, first served. Boarding begins at 5:45pm - Cruise will depart at 6:15pm and return at 8:15pm.

AZH Pre Conference Tour - Ten Thousand Islands tour and USFWS Panther Refuge Partial Approval -$75.00

Sales end on -08/26/2017

Experience Everglades National Park / Ten Thousand Islands via boat tour and explore the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge via swamp buggy! Lunch included. Limited to 20 people. Depart hotel at 8am and return by 3pm

AZH 2017 Conference Exhibitor Partial Approval - $500.00

Sales end on -09/20/2017

Get quality face-time with conference attendees. (# of exhibitors is limited) Includes 10’x10’ exhibit space, one skirted table with two chairs. This price covers one person for conference field trips and meals on Monday and Wednesday. NOTE: Each additional person will need to pay $150 to participate in these activities. • Logo recognition and listing in conference program

Additional exhibitor fee Partial Approval -$150.00

Sales end on -09/20/2017

Each additional person attending as exhibitor will be charged $150 to participate in conference field trips on Monday and Wednesday. This will cover lunch and dinner plus transportation.

AZH Conference Sponsorship

Sales end on - - 09/20/2017

Your sponsorship will help offset some of the expenses involved in hosting this event and provide your company exposure to many professionals in the horticulture, public garden, and zoological industries.

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Event Information

Sun, September 17 2017, 8:00 AM - Wed, September 20 2017, 10:00 PM [EST]

About the Events

Never before hosted in Southwest Florida, this exciting conference will bring together over 100 horticulturists and plant professionals from zoos, botanical gardens, parks, and public gardens throughout the U.S. and beyond to enjoy lively social events, informative education sessions, fun tours of local attractions, and much more. 

AZH annual conference is a great time for AZH members and others to learn, share knowledge and experience, renew old friendships and establish new friendships, and to enjoy networking with fellow professionals! Anyone with an interest in horticulture is welcome to attend.

The 2017 conference will be hosted by Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. The conference hotel is the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club September 17–20.

2017 AZH Program Schedule - The AZH Program Committee is working hard to put together great program sessions.  Program schedule will be announced soon.

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Two days of education sessions, two days of tours to local gardens and attractions, silent and live auctions, and closing banquet are some of the scheduled activities during this exciting conference. 


The Association of Zoological Horticulture is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the advancement of zoo horticulture in zoological parks, gardens, and aquariums. AZH works to highlight the importance of plants within zoos and aquariums, and seeks to support the horticulturists who work in a zoological setting. Zoo horticulture encompasses a wide range of activities which requires a diversity of knowledge and skills in gardening, plant identification/selection, landscape development/management, plant-animal interactions, plant toxicity, animal browse production, etc.

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The annual meeting of the Association of Zoological Horticulture members, guests, sponsors, and local garden professionals.

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