HSA @ Mants


Mantis Trade Show

Thank you for attending, see you next year.


Show Dates:
January 10 – 12, 2018

2018 Show Hours:
January 10 & 11 (9am-5pm)
January 12 (9am-2pm)

Exibitor Move-in:
Monday, January 8 (10am-6pm)
Tuesday, January 9 (8am-6pm)

Ilex verticillata 'Maryland Beauty'

There are many reasons why the Mid – Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) is referred to as the “Masterpiece of Trade Shows”. Far more than the Horticultural Industry Show it started out as, MANTS has grown significantly in the past 15 years to include ALL aspects of the Horticulture – related field.

One of the largest shows of it's kind in the country presents the Holly Society of America an extremely unique opportunity to educate, promote, and receive new opportunities to pursue invaluable holly – related contacts. Among the thousands of attenders are Professional Horticulturists, Professional Gardeners, Industry Nursery Personnel, Landscape Architects and Designers, Universities, Educators, Arboretum Staff, and Environmental Organizations.

MANTS 2017 will be the fourth year that loyal volunteers from the HSA Mid-Atlantic Region have given freely of their time to work the booth in Baltimore. Foot traffic can be consistently heavy at the 3 day show , so it is important to have at least two (three is best) volunteers in the booth at a given time. Attenders and vendors alike are delighted and enthusiastic to see the HSA presence at MANTS. Much conversation is stimulated about hollies, and it seems everyone has a story they want to share or a question to ask concerning parentage, species ID, taxonomy, culture and care, and the registration process of new selections.  

Ilex verticillata 'Maryland Beauty'
Ilex verticillata 'Maryland Beauty'

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January 6 - 8, 2016