Cultivate’21 Returns to GCCC

Largest Horticulture Tradeshow Cultivate’21, Returns to Greater Columbus Convention Center July 10 – 13, 2021

(Columbus, July 8, 2021)  — North America’s largest horticulture tradeshow returns to the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) featuring over 150 educational events, over 500 exhibitors, and attracting more than 7,500 industry professionals and visitors from July 10 – 13, 2021.

“We are proud to welcome the return of North America’s largest all-horticulture industry show as our first signature event and the relaunch of the hospitality industry and experience of GCCC 2.0 featuring our extensive health and safety enhancements and stellar customer service”, said GCCC General Manager John R. Page.

Cultivate’21 will feature educational sessions, tours and workshops that will focus on interior plantscape, garden retail, greenhouse, landscape, nursery and business operation aspects of the industry.

New this year are hybrid/virtual options for attendees to participate in and the two-day AmericanHort Hemp Conference held prior to the opening of Cultivate’21 on July 9 – 10, 2021 inside of the Battelle Grand Ballroom.

Additionally, Cultivate’21 will feature:

  • Women in Horticulture – A powerful, inspiring networking experience
  • Unplugged by AmericanHort GenNext Community
  • LuxFlora Virtual 5K Flower Run
  • Ohio State University Plant Trails Tours
  • Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Tours

With Cultivate’21 returning to Columbus and the GCCC, it has brought the opportunity to relaunch segments of the GCCC that had remained dormant throughout the pandemic, as well as introduce new businesses. The GCCC reopened its Starbucks location and Smartfarm -indoor vertical hydroponic garden- on July 1, 2021, and welcomed a new merchant, Fresh Look Beauty & Barber Boutique, to the South Café & Marketplace on July 6, 2021. On-site florist, Donya’s Florals, will also be available during Cultivate’21.

AmericanHort is the leading association representing the interests of the green industry, which contributes about $196 billion to the nation’s economy and employs more than 1.6 million residents. To learn more, visit and


The award-winning, 1.8 million-square-foot Greater Columbus Convention Center offers 373,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, 75 meeting rooms and a total of 114,000 square feet of ballroom space among three ballrooms. The facility is owned and developed by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority and managed by ASM Global. For more information, please call (614) 827-2500, or visit . Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @CBusConventions.


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  • The GCCC venue itself is a cashless facility. This includes all GCCC operated concessions and all in-lane GCCC parking transactions. However, within the GCCC, there are individual contracted vendors and outlets who, at their discretion, may accept cash.