Regional/State Benefits

As a member of the New York State Nursery and Landscape Association, you are a part of a statewide professional trade association that is dedicated to advancing the interests of New York State’s nursery and landscape businesses and professionals by promoting sound business practices, expanding state and local markets, and exerting leadership in the development of sustainable communities.

2010-potential-member-full-packetProfessionalism & Networking

  • Professional distinction within the industry
  • Access to a network of fellow professionals
  • Regional membership providing opportunities to collaborate
  • Listed in the annual Membership Directory
  • Listed on our website,, searchable by region and specialty
  • Special individual listing as Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional (CNLP)
  • Access to the member-only section of the website,
  • Full-time energetic, professional, and friendly staff to assist members
  • Leadership development
  • Collective support of industry’s future talent through national career awareness website,

Business Benefits

  • Access to comprehensive insurance services through The Flanders Group
  • Available discounts on credit card processing through Payment Processing Consultants
  • Access to many benefits through NYSNLA’s Powerful Partnership Program with Milton CAT
  • Discounted payroll and human resource services through USA Payroll
  • Savings on business and residential electricity supply charges through Energy Plus

Education & Training

  • Reduced exam and recertification fees for CNLP Program
  • Statewide educational programs and seminars
  • Membership to the Nurserymen’s Foundation*

Knowledge & Awareness

  • Subscription to our enhanced, comprehensive quarterly magazine, Nursery Lines
  • Invitation to great events such as the spring garden and flower shows
  • NYSNLA booth and garden at the New York State Fair
  • NYSNLA’s participation on the New York State Arbor Day Planning Committee

Legislative Advocacy

  • Membership to the ANLA Lighthouse Program, a political education and grassroots network
  • Lobbying efforts through partnership with New York Alliance for Environmental Concerns, Empire State Council of Agricultural Organizations and other groups with similar key legislative issues
  • Strong working relationship with legislators, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets, New York Farm Bureau, and the like
  • Representation on key groups addressing horticultural issues, including invasive species management

Promotion of your Business

  • Sponsorship and advertising opportunities
  • Eligible to enter NYSNLA’s Environmental Beautification Awards Program, highlighting landscape talent
  • Promotional materials, such as brochures and magnets, to purchase as a resource for clients

*a 501c(3) registered charitable organization that supports education and encourages young people to follow careers in horticulture