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What is the Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association (MNLA)?
MNLA is the region's oldest and largest horticultural trade association. The organization was originally formed in 1925 as the Minnesota State Nurseryman’s Association. In 1988, the organization’s name was changed to the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association to accurately reflect the diversity of its members.

Today, 1,400 firms are members of MNLA in the following categories:
  • Wholesale nursery growers
  • Retail nurseries and garden centers
  • Commercial flower growers
  • Landscape contractors
  • Landscape designers
  • Irrigation contractors
  • Lawn and landscape management services
  • Professional gardening services
  • Commercial arborists and tree care services
  • Allied suppliers
  • Students and educators
MNLA is dedicated to helping its members by:
  • Providing continuing education for members and consumers
  • Providing tools for industry marketing
  • Monitoring and influencing government affairs
  • Promoting professionalism
  • Responsibly improving and maintaining our environment
  • Provide opportunities for financial benefits through group purchasing and other member services
  • Promoting member collegiality and networking
Members receive regular communication on association activities through a monthly newsletter. Each industry segment implements on-going continuing education programs. In cooperation with the University of Minnesota, the association sponsors the MNLA Certified Professional program. MNLA also publishes the “Plants for Outdoor Living” color catalogs: Trees and Shrubs, Perennials, and a hardscapes catalog called "Ideas for Outdoor Living". MNLA has a beautiful garden display outside the Ag-Hort Building at the Minnesota State Fair and publishes Garden Minnesota Yearbook each year. For further information on the MNLA membership visit the industry website at www.MNLA.biz.

Economic Impact
Thousands of family-owned companies are part of Minnesota's nursery and landscape industry. Collectively, they generate $2.1 billion in annual sales. A report on the economic impact of the green industry in Minnesota is availabe as a PDF download.