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Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association

  • An organization providing information to nursery and landscape professionals
  • Includes research and educational initiatives
  • Member benefits including legal, regulatory, and technical advice


This organization aims to be a trusted resource for nursery and landscape professionals in Connecticut, offering helpful information and networking opportunities. It also supports research and educational initiatives to improve the horticultural industry. All members abide by a code of ethics.

Who’s it for?

Nursery and landscape professionals.


To promote, enhance, and protect Connecticut’s green industries.

Resources & Services

Resources and Events

The Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association publishes a magazine and an annual yearbook, and supports public relations efforts such as public gardening shows and expos. It hosts two trade shows a year to showcase companies offering both educational resources and wholesale products. Its annual PlantConnecticut program selects a nonprofit site where volunteers upgrade the landscaping.


The Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional Program, a 13-week program, covers topics such as the basics of botany, plant identification, and professional horticulture. The program is designed to improve participants’ knowledge while also providing accreditation that improves their chances of winning installation and design jobs.


The Connecticut Nurserymen’s Foundation raises funds for horticulture scholarships as well as research that can benefit the nursery industry. All CNLA members are members of this foundation, although it is a separate entity.

Member Benefits

CNLA members receive updates on state and national legislative advocacy efforts on issues such as invasive plants, pesticides, and labor issues. Members also receive information such as free classified ads in its magazine, low credit card processing rates, and advice on legal, regulatory, and technical issues.


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