YOUR Growth is Our Business


Whether through our bi-weekly Enews, our quarterly magazine - Nursery & Landscape Notes, or our workshops and educational classes provided at the Green & Growin' show, we keep you on top of the latest industry trends.

Getting fresh, new ideas, having access to valuable opportunities and relationships, advice, support and new information is what being involved in  your industry is all about. The numerous Networking opportunities that we provide to you and your peers is priceless. There is more to gain than just a day away from the job site! 

 Be heard in Washington and Raleigh on legislation and regulations that affect your business. Being partnered with the NC Green Industry Council means that when important issues like labor and immigration, irrigation rights or the latest on sales tax laws arise, we are your source to keep you up to date every issue through the member portal on our website or the eBlasts that are sent out for updates.

The future of the green industry starts with our young adults and continues through to the top industry leaders.

NCNLA offers scholarships, certifications and support to the NALP  Student Career Days to make sure the future of this industry is on top of it's game.

New product development is in full force to provide superior  new plants to the market giving our NC nurseries and landscapers invaluable marketing opportunities. Be sure to order your Little Ruby(TM) Dogwood Cornus 'NCCH1' PPAF or Carolina Sweetheart(TM) Redbud Cercis 'NCCC1' PPAF today!

Enhance professionalism and create opportunities for career advancement by receiving one of the Certifications NCNLA has have to offer.  - members always receive discounts when registering.

Promote your products and services at a discounted rate and  highlight your business through the many avenues we offer.

More than 20,000 companies annually visit our online Buyer's Guide - list  your products or services at a discounted price and be the one they go to for their products!

Advertise in our member exclusive Nursery & Landscape Notes magazine and bi-weekly eNews that are sent to all of our NCNLA members and are available only to members through your member portal, Green & Growin' showbook that is seen by thousands of potential buyer's at the annual Green & Growin' show and our website Stand out amongst  your peers!

 With the help from Grant Funding, NCNLA has promoted your products and services nationally- from online and magazine advertising, billboards, truck wraps and plant tags to consumer websites. We continue to push forward with more ways to help you get in front of new customers.

Being a member of NCNLA allows you to receive top-notch educational classes at a discounted price. Keep  your skills up to date and build your industry knowledge. The educational sessions offered at the Green & Growin' show are where top industry leaders and educators gather to inform you about all the hot topics you need to know about.  Need CEU's? The Green & Growin' show is your one stop shop to earn credits towards your Pesticide License, Irrigation License, Landscape Architect, Arborist Licenses, Landscape Industry Certified (CLT), and the newly required Landscape License.


Membership Levels

Regular Member
$175 - Base membership for the year; includes everyone at the company location.

Silver Member
$225 - Annual Base membership plus a $25 donation towards the NCNLA Horticulture Research Fund and $25 towards the NCNLA Beacon Fund (Advocacy).

Gold Member
$275 - Annual Base membership plus a $50 donation towards the NCNLA Horticulture Research Fund and $50 towards the NCNLA Beacon Fund (Advocacy).

Platinum Member
$375 - Annual Base membership plus a $100 donation towards the NCNLA Horticulture Research Fund and $100 towards the NCNLA Beacon Fund (Advocacy).


From the Mouths of YOUR Peers....


"Being a member of the NCNLA has helped my business through promotion of the green industry, providing avenues to market my products, and providing opportunities to network with other industry professionals."

- Alan Erwin, Panther Creek Nursery


"Pursuing new certifications through NCNLA has been a great way to cultivate "Learning” as a central part of our team’s culture and for our team members to grow professionally. It also means that we ultimately bring greater value to our clients with a deeper knowledge of the green industry. Our NCNLA certifications also help build trust in our client relationships by demonstrating excellence and professionalism in our field. "

- Daniel Currin, Greenscape, Inc.


"NCNLA marketing services allows us advertising opportunities to promote ourselves through their quarterly magazine Nursery & Landscape Notes which goes out to all members of the Association. We also exhibit at the Green & Growin’ Show and the Summer Green Road Show and are represented at shows that we do not attend by advertising in the Buyer’s Guide which is distributed at other trade shows."

- Mike Hudson, Sampson Nursery, Inc.

Being a member opened our eyes to the scope and potential of the industry we work in. The association gives 110% effort for its membership.  Through involvement as NCNLA members, we’ve benefited from business, professional, and personal growth. The NCNLA staff works very hard promoting us and watching out for us; keeping us informed of industry news, concerns, and legislation, to name just a few. Our business would not have been as successful as it has been without our state association.

- Peggy VanDevender, Jericho Farms

"NCNLA is a great asset for anyone in the Green Industry. The education, networking and trade show at are second to none. We have never participated in an out-of-state trade show. The Green & Growin’ Marketplace is all we need to move our material."

- Lee Casey, Casey Nursery, Inc.

"NCNLA excels at offering down-to-earth education materials that will help any size business improve not only their professional knowledge, but their bottom line."

- Dr. Barbara Fair

NCNLA Member Dues are Partially Tax-Deductibe
Contributions or gifts to NCNLA are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. However, they may be tax deductible as ordinary business expenses. A portion of your dues is not deductible as an ordinary business expense to the extent that NCNLA engages in lobbying. The estimated non-deductible portion of your dues assessment is 20%.


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 Doug Chapman, of Plantworks Nurseryrecipient of the Honorary Membership for 2017

Chapman was recognized for his:

  • 40+ years of dedication and service to the green industry. 
  • Long time leadership in the industry, serving as an active member on various green industry boards and organizations, including former President of NCNLA
  • Passion for plants and people, and commitment to share his knowledge and expertise with others.

Past Honorary Member Award Winners:
2016 - Morris Newlin, New Garden Nursery & Landscape
2015 - Doug Clark, C&G Nursery
2014 - Larry & Jane Edwards, Turtle Creek Nursery
2013 - Ted Bilderback, JC Raulston Arboretum
              Bryce Lane, NC State University
2012 - Randy 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