Here is what we have lined up so far


lnb@nbnet.nb.ca or landscapepei@gmail.com

Remember Paul Zammit. Most highly acclaimed presenter ever...yes ever. 

​Paul Zammit is the Nancy Eaton Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden. A graduate of the University of Guelph, Paul was formerly employed at Plant World, a large retail garden centre where he was the perennial department manager. He is a regular speaker at garden clubs and horticultural trade shows across Canada and in the United States. He has appeared both on television and in print.

Jeff Foley owns and operates Paraspace, a 200 person landscaping company in Vancouver BC that has won many awards for their work and community service. In addition to having a Landscaping Diploma he is a Certified Landscape Manager, Certified Landscape Technician, Certified Arborist and Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist. Jeff is passionate about the industry and volunteers provincially, nationally and internationally. He was proud to be honored with the BC Landscape and Nursery Association's Young Member Award in 2012 and Member of the Year Award in 2018.

Rosmarie Lohnes is an award-winning Ecological Restorationist and CEO of Helping Nature Heal Inc., specializing in mitigating shoreline erosion and re-connecting people with Nature.  Rosmarie brings decades of education, research and experience to restore naturally occurring ecosystems by blending heritage skills, practical knowledge, timeless wisdom, and science to achieve superior landscape visions. 
As a much sought-after speaker, Rosmarie has addressed the International RAE (Restoring American Estuaries) Conference in Washington, D.C.; “Walrus Talks” in Halifax, Nova Scotia; and has been honoured to speak at many other conferences and events throughout North America.
Rosmarie resides in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia and can be reached at office@helpingnatureheal.com  

Darby McGrath-  Here is a link to the website we developed to house my work at Vineland  – I work a lot on tree survival in challenging urban environments.  I am also in the process of wrapping up writing a new reference guide – Ontario Landscape Tree Planting Guide.  I have given talks on “from the nursery to the landscape” or urban soil quality and health or urban ecosystem concepts etc.

Some of us have always wanted Tony to be on the HortEast ticket. We've finally done it.  

Tony DiGiovanni. Come out and see why this has been on our bucket list for so long. He is probably the most influential person in our industry today and a hero to many. Tonys profile is here 

Steve Smith is the General Manager operating at Nutri-Lawn Nova Scotia and Moncton locations. With over 15-years of experience in Maritime lawn care, Steve brings forth a local expertise in turfgrass management. Steve is a Certified Landscape Technician (CLT) and is involved with both Landscape Nova Scotia and Plant Health Atlantic. He brings a hands-on perspective involving cultural practices, weed management, insect control, turf diseases, and product knowledge.

Some of us met Susan Yoder a few years ago when she introduced us to the "Seed Your Future" movement in the US. Now HortEast is going to introduce you to Susan. You will find her a dynamic, solution based presenter. We can learn from this. 

More info here.

NOVEMBER 20, 21 and 22, 2019 | Casino New Brunswick, Moncton NB

Conference & Tradeshow - 2019

Dylan Armour, B.A. is the General Manager and a founding team member of Trexiana Wholesale and Distribution.  Based in Vancouver, BC, he oversees manufacturing and technical support for their signature vegetated retaining wall system, Flex MSE.   
The best practices of retaining wall construction, slope stabilization, revegetation techniques, and erosion control are his daily professional diet.  Working on national infrastructure schemes, urban riparian restoration, and do it yourself backyard homeowner projects around the world give him a rich amount of experience to draw on in his solutions-based approach to project management.

Hailing from the Port City of Saint John, New Brunswick, Austin Eatman is rapidly climbing the ranks of local musicians. With his distinct alternative folk style and his melodic sound, he is taking the city by storm.

With a debut album in the works, many collaborations on the way and even more exciting things, Austin Eatman is definitely a young musician you should keep an eye on.


With her ability to come up with marketing on the spot for audience members, and sharing proprietary innovative HR systems that revolutionize teams, Alyssa’s content is sharp and relevant. She promises a dynamic and
tailored delivery for you.
Alyssa spoke at the Landscape Ontario
Congress in 2019 (and is booked for 2020), keynoted the Ontario Irrigation Conference, and is excited to be at HortEast 2019 to help more business owners learn to hire great
people, develop culture that drives dollars, and show delegates a whole new way of offline marketing that can generate serious ROI.

Paul Brydges is the Senior Landscape Architect, and founder of Brydges Landscape Architecture; established in 2004.
Paul is Past President of Landscape Ontario and currently sits on the board of directors for the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, is a Fusion Landscape Professional and is a member of the Highway of Heroes foundation and the Vimy Oaks Legacy Committee.
For Paul, it is truly important to create unique and environmentally responsible designs. Not only for aesthetic reasons, but also to align with the company value of honouring and protecting nature using strong scientific principles.