The National Collegiate Landscape Competition is an annual three-day powerhouse event which brings together the top landscape and horticulture students, top industry companies and dozens of the biggest industry manufacturers and suppliers. Each year more than 600 students from two- and four-year colleges demonstrate their skills in real-world, competitive events and network with top companies at the largest Career Fair in the industry.


It's very rewarding to see students who were very shy and unsure of themselves to come out of their shells and discover hidden talents at NCLC. They have a lot of fun in the process. A lot of them come back and thank us for pushing them out of their comfort zones because they didn't think they had anything to contribute. NCLC literally changes students' lives."

Mark Deacon, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Future Dates

East Lansing, MI | March 18-21, 2026

What People are Saying...

Faculty – lean into this event and the rewards for your students are immeasurable. I've seen this transform so many of our students into career-ready professionals that launch into a happy and successful life. "

Jim Funai, Cuyahoga Community College


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