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Speaker: Brian Wildeman, Owner at Wilde Horticulture

Session Title: Their Business is Poppin!

 Sunday, July 11  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Description:  They're popping up all over...and we aren't talking about ads! This panel of innovative pop-up plant shops are taking their plants to the people. From a successful pop-up buffet of Instagram-worthy plants, to a 1949 Chevrolet Farm Truck named Winnie packed full of foliage, these innovative owners are taking their passion and love for plants on the road and straight to the customer. Come prepared with your questions! Learn how each of these unique plant shops came to be and the journey they took to get here.  

Level: Fundamental     Type: Business Operations

Session Speakers:

Jessica DeGraaf, Retail Account Manager at Proven Winners®
Brian Wildeman, Owner at Wilde Horticulture
LaManda Joy, Owner City Grange
Tony Abruscato, Mr. Green Chicago FLOWER SHOW PRODUCTIONS, INC.

Session Title: Container Design With a Twist

Tuesday, July 13  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description:  So you are thinking of or have added streescaping or container design to your serivce offerings? How will you stand apart from the rest who are also offering this service? The answer - creativity and innovation. This session is bound to get those creative juices flowing as Brian of Wilde Horticultural Services takes you on an exploration of unique and different ways to incorporate new trends for that year round wow factor that will keep your customers coming back for more.   

Level: All Audiences           Type: Trends

Brian Wildeman

Owner at Wilde Horticulture 

Brian Wildeman discovered his love for the outdoors at an early age while helping his grandparents tend to their farm & garden. He attended Purdue University and earned a degree in landscape horticulture with design.

Brian’s style draws inspiration from his wide-ranging experiences, including working in the greenhouses at Purdue, studying abroad in Hannover Germany, and by starting his career in Chicago where he was trained on a multitude of design projects including high end estates, small spaces, rooftops, and public spaces. 

He later moved back to his hometown and in 2016 Brian opened Wilde Horticulture, a landscape design-build company that specializes in creating unique, well designed spaces.  Wilde delivers creative solutions for any place or space – inside or outside, large or small, permanent or temporary – and always strives to impress.

Wilde also operates Winnie, Evansville’s first flower truck.  Winnie is a fully restored 1949 Chevy Farm Truck originally purchased in 1950 in Hillsboro, Ohio from Matson Chevrolet.  Winnie is now a mobile flower and plant shop that can be regularly found set up selling at local events or parked in front of local businesses & coffee shops. 

Brian is actively involved in the local community and his fresh style, innovative approach and impeccable eye for design have earned him recognition throughout the region.  He was most recently honored as the 2018 Entrenerpuer of the Year by the Southwestern Indiana Chamber of Commerce.  

Brian is a native of Evansville, Indiana, where he now resides with his wife, Crystal, two daughters, Adelaide (8) and Marjorie (6) and their two dirt-loving schnauzers, Henry and Belle.  

Great landscape design is where beauty & sustainability meet the unexpected.
We see the potential in any space and treat every project as special and unique. That means taking the time to understand your aesthetic and how you want to use the space – then passionately bringing it to fruition. Wilde Horticulture approaches each project by carefully evaluating the overall site and considering the style and look you want to achieve. From commercial and residential landscape design and maintenance to special projects, like event set-ups, seasonal displays and custom art, we have the skills and vision to deliver inspiring spaces. And, we offer conceptual and scaled designs to help you visualize the concept along the way.

Email:  Brian@WildeSpaces.com     Contact:  
Phone:  (812) 250-1922   FAX: 


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