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Minnesota's nursery and landscape companies are part of a $2.1 billion industry.

The Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) is the state’s 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, 1,500 firms are members of MNLA in the following categories:

  • Wholesale nursery growers
  • Retail nurseries and garden centers
  • Landscape contractors
  • Landscape designers
  • Irrigation contractors
  • Lawn and landscape management services
  • Professional gardening services
  • 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
  • Encouraging cohesive relationships with national organizations
  • 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 that are held at the Minnesota Green Expo in January. Additional education programs are planned for the winter and fall. 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 Annuals. MNLA has a presence at the Minnesota State Fair and the Spring Home and Garden Show. For further information on the MNLA membership visit the industry website at www.mnla.biz.

Minnesota's nursery and landscape companies are part of a $2.1 billion industry. View economic impact charts. (PDF: 173 KB- 5pages)

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