Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA
January 22-24, 2025

TPIE Road Show


Start your TPIE Experience with the TPIE Road Show – It’s Education on the Go!

Join industry colleagues for the TPIE Road Show, an event which offers a creatively designed production tour that showcases Florida’s nursery and landscape industry.

When: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Cost: $125 in advance, $150 on site.

About the tour:  TPIE's Road Show offers a unique opportunity to explore Florida's tropical foliage industry in Homestead, FL, a city nestled in Miami-Dade County.

This full-day tour will take you through four nursery production operations, showcasing the best of the region's nursery and landscape hub.

A lunch spot at a historical location is also planned.

Don't miss this chance to experience all things tropical!

Put on your walking shoes and join industry colleagues for a unique production tour during the TPIE event.

Registration is required, and lunch will be provided.   

Production Tour

Production Tour

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Tour stops will include:



  • Alpha Foliage - Founded in 1981 by the Buster and DeMott families, Alpha Foliage has grown from a small farm of less than 20 acres to over 330 acres today.  Alpha grows seasonal spring material and indoor tropical houseplants for supplying its clients throughout North America. Still owned and operated by its founding families, Alpha strives to stay ahead of the curve by always offering new and exciting plant material - while maintaining the traditional plant needs and desires of its long-term clientele.
  • Silver Vase - Founded by Andrew and Ilma Bartha in 1988, Silver Vase has grown from a tiny south Florida shade house into a second-generation family business which produces more than five million premier quality plants each year. Their greenhouse operation now spans over one million square feet across several locations across the United States. They are a wholesale floral supplier to many big-box retailers and grocery store chains in North America, with a reach that extends into Central America and the Caribbean.
  • Historic Palm Lodge (LUNCH STOP) - Historic Palm Lodge & Tropical Garden, a historically designated property located in the Redlands district, is a stunning example of an old Florida wood frame vernacular house, with a tropical garden. Built in 1912, this two-story house boasts a spacious porch, a high-ceiling foyer, and clever use of internal doors to create expansive and intimate spaces as needed. The property is steeped in history, with its roots tracing back to the legendary Colonel Henry Johnston Wallace, also known as the Wizard of Palm Lodge Grove. Wallace cultivated over 8,000 specimens of tropical fruits and flowers, many of which were not found anywhere else in America. Come experience the magic of this bygone era and immerse yourself in the old-world charm of Palm Lodge House & Tropical Garden.
  •  Andersen Farms - Andersen Farms is a wholesale nursery located in Homestead, Florida, which has been in business since 2010. Andersen Farm grows wholesale tropical foliage plants for big-box retailers, grocery stores, and garden centers.
  • Costa Farms - A 60-year-old, family-run company, Costa Farms started out on just 30 acres when founder Jose Costa Sr. grew tomatoes and calamondin citrus. Today, Costa Farms is one of the largest horticultural growers in the world, growing more than 1,500 varieties on 5,200 acres.