More than 2,500 attend PlantCon International
With Heart Collective announced that PlantCon International, the inaugural global plant convention held May 19-20 at the NRG Center in Houston, Texas, brought together over 2,500 plant enthusiasts from around the world.
The event commenced with a pre-party on May 18 at Equal Parts Brewing, where visitors, vendors and volunteers gathered to kick off the festivities. To conclude the weekend, guests spent a day enjoying free cocktails and food while strolling the Houston Botanic Garden for a closing reception hosted on May 21.
PlantCon International offered 100-vendor plant market and exhibition, featuring both international and local growers. The event showcased various niches within the plant world, including bonsai, native planting, carnivorous plants, aquatics, edible gardening, indoor houseplants, and conservancy, captivating enthusiasts of all backgrounds.
In addition, seminars and workshops conducted by field experts took place. Topics covered included foraging, land and nature conservancy, indoor plant care, native landscaping, and more. Attendees gained access to credible insights, valuable knowledge, and a deepened connection with the broader plant community.
One of PlantCon’s features was its non-profit mission, championing inclusivity and visibility for all national and international plant organizations, with a particular emphasis on sustainability and conservation efforts. The convention aimed to bridge the gap between specialized plant organizations and the wider community of plant enthusiasts, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing.