The Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) is the largest horticultural trade association in Minnesota. Formed in 1925, the organization today has over 1,300 member firms including:
  • Wholesale nursery stock and flower growers
  • Retail nurseries, greenhouses and garden centers
  • Landscape contractors
  • Landscape designers
  • Irrigation contractors
  • Lawn, tree and gardening services
  • Related suppliers
When you see the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) logo or the organization’s acronym, here’s what should pop into your mind:
  • MNLA members are trained horticulturists. They know what plants will be hardy enough to survive and thrive in Minnesotas harsh climate. MNLA members keep up to date on what plants may potentially threaten native habitats and work with authorities to take invasive plants off the market.
  • MNLA members are committed to on-going education. Knowing that members are not content to rest on their associates, bachelors or masters degrees in horticulture or landscaping, MNLA feeds their desire for professional improvement by offering nearly 100 seminars each year.
  • MNLA members have diverse skills. Whether you need advice on plants, a design for your unique landscape, a specialist in lakeshore landscaping, earth-friendly lawn care, garden installation and maintenance, or a water-saving landscape irrigation system, members of the MNLA can help you.
  • MNLA members are environmental stewards trained in improving the urban and rural landscape. For homeowners, yards and gardens improved with plants or professional landscaping, can help a home bring a 5 to 10 percent higher price when sold.
MNLA’s mission is to help nursery and landscape related companies in Minnesota and the surrounding region operate their businesses more successfully. To achieve this mission, the association shall:
  1. Provide continuing technical and business education
  2. Promote to the public a greater use of nursery and landscape products and services.
  3. Provide industry representation in Minnesota state government affairs.
  4. Promote a spirit of collegiality among members which will encourage networking and the exchange of ideas and information.
  5. Provide opportunities for financial benefits to the members through group purchasing and other member services.
  6. Improve nursery and landscape practices and products by supporting horticultural research and other appropriate fields of research.
  7. Encourage ethical business practices and high standards of professionalism.
  8. Promote respect for and improvement of the environment.
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