Welcome to the Cultivate’18 Online Press Room

For your convenience, we’ve provided access to press materials that provide relevant show and industry information.  If you don’t find what you need, please contact us at press@americanhort.org or at 614.487.1117.

If you’re requesting a complimentary pass and are interested in becoming one of our media partners and/or attending to cover the events, please fill out our press pass request form. There are very few spots available and passes are subject to availability.

If you are attending the show, we are pleased to offer an onsite press room for members of the press.  The press room is located in room A120 of the Greater Columbus Convention Center and is available for use by registered news media only during the following hours:
Saturday through Monday, July 14-16, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m
Tuesday, July 17, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

If you’re an exhibitor and would like to provide press kits or materials for your organization in our press room, please contact us at press@americanhort.org for instructions.  


About Cultivate’18

AmericanHort will host Cultivate’18—the premiere event for the entire horticulture industry—at the Greater Columbus Convention Center July 14-17, 2018. The annual event will attract more than 10,000 industry professionals and visitors from all 50 states and over 30 countries. Here are some quick facts about Cultivate’18:

  • Cultivate’18 will host more than 650 exhibitors from 18 different countries, including 135 exhibitors from outside the U.S.

  • The top five exhibiting states represented at Cultivate'18 will be Ohio (68 exhibitors), California (57 exhibitors), Florida (40 exhibitors), Illinois (35 exhibitors), and Michigan (33 exhibitors).

  • All green industry segments are represented at Cultivate, including garden retailers, landscapers, interior plantscapers, greenhouse growers, florists, nursery growers, landscape distributors, industry suppliers, emerging professionals, educators, researchers, and industry news media.

  • More than 150 educational sessions, workshops and tours will take place at Cultivate’18, including special tracks for garden retail, greenhouse, interior plantscape, landscape, nursery, and business operations.

  • Cultivate hosts CareerUP, a unique day-long networking and learning experience for the industry’s young professionals.

  • Cultivate debuts hundreds of new products and new plant varieties every year.

  • Scott Greenberg will headline as the Cultivate’18 keynote speaker.

  • AmericanHort donates thousands of plants and materials after Cultivate to benefit local and civic organizations.

  • Cultivate is consistently ranked on the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) Top 250 Trade Show list. Last year it was ranked 108 out of all U.S. shows.

  • Cultivate is an industry event and generally not open to the public.

  • It would take 532,277 100-foot garden hoses to span the distance of 10,081 miles or the approximate distance or our longest traveling exhibitor to Cultivate'18 from Sydney, Australia.



Daily Live Story Opportunities for TV and Video

AmericanHort will assist you in coordinating daily live segments from the convention show floor offering you behind-the-scenes access to a show not normally open to the public.  Be the first to share the newest industry insider information with your viewers and audience, including:

  • New plant varieties

  • New garden products, tools & technology

  • Facts and research on the benefits of plants in daily life

  • Access to industry experts in every horticulture segment, including garden retail, landscape, interior plantscape, greenhouse production, floral, technology, researchers and more!

Interested in video opportunities? Contact us to get an industry expert to show you around.  


Cultivate'18 Fact Sheet

Economic Impact & State of the Industry

Outline Cultivate'18 Story Ideas

Cultivate'18 Release