What is a NCNLA Honorary Member?
Generally a retired industry professional, an NCNLA Honorary Member is selected by the NCNLA Board of Directors in recognition for their lifetime contribution or achievement in the nursery and landscape industry. 
The Honorary Member receives free NCNLA membership for life, and free admittance to all NCNLA events.

Congratulations to Morris Newlin, of New Garden Nursery & Landscaperecipient of the Honorary Membership for 2016

Morris was recognized for his:

  • Dedication and service to the green industry since the beginnings of his family’s business in their own backyard in the late 1960s.
  • Long time leadership and involvement with various industry organizations such as NCNLA, NCGIC and ANLA/AmericanHort.
  • A passion for plants and people and commitment to the core principles of responsible corporate citizenship, hiring and retaining inspired employees and, most importantly, delivering exceptional customer service.  

Past Honorary Member Award Winners:
2015 ~ Doug Clark, C&G Nursery
2014 ~ Larry & Jane Edwards, Turtle Creek Nursery
2013 ~ Ted Bilderback, JC Raulston Arboretum
              Bryce Lane, NC State University
2012Randy Hefner, Hefner's Nursery
              Richard Currin, Currin's Nursery
              Linda Bailey, Piney Ridge Nursery
2011 ~ Tom Gilmore, Gilmore Plant & Bulb
              Hayden Beatty, Gilmore Plant & Bulb
              Jim Patterson, Patterson's Nursery
2010 ~ Rex McDonald, McDonald's Nursery