Why Join?

NYSNLA: Advancing Green Industries…Advancing New York State…Grow with Us!

NYSNLA promotes the viability and business interests of the Empire State’s green industries, drivers of economic development across the state.

Every day, NYSNLA fights and supports New York State's nursery and landscape professionals, and the businesses and communities they connect. Through advocacy, education, communications and business services, NYSNLA is the association for you! 

NYSNLA is ever vigilant—your voice across New York State government—from the Governor’s Office and executive departments to the State Legislature. State leaders recognize NYSNLA as a valued source of information and guidance on green industries. Our collective voice ensures that the needs of nursery and landscape professionals is heard.   

In the age of COVID-19, membership in NYSNLA is invaluable. Members receive the latest information and updates concerning the impact of the pandemic on green industries and operations. These timely updates are in your hand so you can make the right decisions for your business.    

Consider adding your presence to our strength…join NYSNLA today!    

Member Benefits Listing

As a NYSNLA Member, you will receive: 

  • The latest updates from Albany, including important COVID-19 information.   
  • Connection to elected officials via NYSNLA’s Legislative Representative.
  • Advocacy Day – Our direct outreach effort to New York State government leaders and officials.
  • Fall Conference – Our annual gathering for professional development, training, and networking. 
  • Regular association communications on timely issues and events, legislative updates, and conference announcements.
  • Ability to submit open positions to the NYSNLA Job Board at no charge.
  • Opportunities to participate in NYSNLA's legislative, corporate, academic, and training activities through special events and committee membership.
  • Court of Honor – Our showcase event where we honor our George L. Good Gold Medal or Horticulture Winner, Hall of Fame Inductees and CNLP of the Year.
  • Annual CNLP Day – Advancing your network and knowledge base through expert field training and instruction.
  • Affinity & Business Programs - NYSNLA partners offer advice and discounted business services. 
  • Awards – The Environmental Beautification Awards acknowledges excellence in landscape design and construction. This friendly competition inspires creativity, recognizes quality, educates our membership and the public, and fosters goodwill. The program is open to all NYSNLA members in good standing.
  • NYSNLA's Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional program works to improve the professional standards of the nursery, landscape and garden center industries by giving special recognition to individuals demonstrating a high level of competence in the principles and practices of the industry. CLNP designation is a high-level industry achievement, recognized by the gardening public as well.
  • Charity - The NYS Nurserymen's Foundation is a 501c(3) registered charitable organization. It funds many important educational and research programs associated with the green industry in New York State. Supported programs include scholarships, grants and educational materials.