"What began with 64 exhibitors is now in its 51st year"
The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show or MANTS® widely known as The Masterpiece of Trade Shows™ was incorporated in Maryland early in 1970. The show is sponsored by the state Nursery and Landscape Associations of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. The show is governed by a board of appointed representatives from each of the sponsoring states and has been managed by Quercus, Inc. (formerly Akehurst Management) since its inception.
The first trade show was held in Williamsburg, Virginia, in January, 1971 and the second in 1972 at the Hunt Valley Inn, in Cockeysville, Maryland. During the ensuing years, several more were held in Hunt Valley and three at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The January 1980 show was held in Norfolk, Virginia.
Beginning in 1981, due to the show's consistent growth in size, popularity and attendance as well as a limited amount of convention space in the other states, MANTS has been held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Now beginning its fifth decade, MANTS is one of the largest private trade shows serving the Horticulture Industry and the premier green industry marketplace for finding plants and nursery stock, landscape and garden items, heavy and light duty equipment, tools, furniture and hundreds of other allied industry products. Companies exhibit and industry members attend because they know that MANTS means business!
MANTS is the place to buy, shop, meet, see, be and be seen every January. Whether you are an exhibitor or attendee, buying, shopping or just looking, this is the one show that is all about you. Companies and industry members know where they'll be in January, because "If it's January, it must be MANTS!"