What is NYSNLA?

New York State Nursery and Landscape Association is a statewide professional trade association. NYSNLA is dedicated to advancing New York's nursery and landscape industries through promotion of sound business practices supported by education, relationships and advocacy.

NYSNLA represents the interests and needs of all green industry professionals. This includes landscape professionals, lawn care professionals, nurseries, garden centers, equipment dealers and suppliers, among many others types of businesses. NYSNLA monitors trends, shares information and advocates for the industry on issues of importance. It also provides educational resources and networking opportunities to help members strengthen industry connections.

Every business joining NYSNLA also joins at least one of our eight regional associations. Each regional association operates its own board while working together with the state association to deliver quality programs and member benefits.

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.