In November 2015, the NCNLA Board of Directors created a new NCNLA Scholarship Fund.  The mission of the NCNLA Scholarship Fund is: to support the continuing education needs of qualified horticultural and landscape students in the state of North Carolina through an annual scholarship program.

The Larry D. Edwards Memorial Scholarship Fund


The general fund has been designated as the Larry D. Edwards Memorial Scholarship Fund, in memory of the founder of Turtle Creek Nursery in Davidson, NC and past president of both the North Carolina Association of Nurserymen and the Southern Nursery Association.  

Upon Larry’s passing in late 2014, his colleagues throughout the industry pledged $2,500 to establish the Edwards Memorial Scholarship Fund.  By resolution, the NCNLA Board has designated all contributions from Green & Growin’ Exhibitors towards supporting the Edwards Scholarship Fund.


The NCNLA Board of Directors wishes to thank the following Green & Growin’ 16 exhibitors for their contribution to the Larry D. Edwards Memorial Scholarship fund:


A.D.R Bulbs, Inc.


Back Road Farms

Bennett's Creek Nursery

C and J Nursery

Cherokee Manufacturing

Cold Mountain Nursery

Country Ridge Nursery

Currins Nursery, Inc.

Ditch Witch of Charlotte, Inc.

Ditch Witch of North Carolina

Eason Horticultural Resources, Inc.

Fair View Nursery, Inc.


Gilmore Plant & Bulb Co., Inc.

Grants Creek Nursery, Inc.

Greensboro Shrub Nursery

Greenscape Tools, Inc.

Griffith Propagation Nursery, Inc.

Hanes Geo Components

Harriman, Patricia

Kiefer Landscape Nursery

King's Greenhouse, Inc.

Lilley Farms & Nursery, Inc.

Marian Gardens Tree Farm

McCorkle Nurseries, Inc.

McLamb Nursery, Inc.

ML Irrigation Systems, Inc.

Neuse Plant and Bark, Inc.

North Carolina Christmas Tree Association

Wyatt-Quarles Seed Company

Nufarm Americas, Inc.

Panoramic Farm, Inc.

Patterson's Nursery

Piedmont Carolina Nursery

Piney Mountain Tree Farm

Powell's Nursery, LLC

R.A. Dudley Nurseries, Inc.

Rainbow Trees

Rimol Greenhouse Systems

Robert M. Gragg & Sons Nursery

Sampson Nursery, Inc.

Sampson Nursery, Inc.

Sandy's Plants, Inc.

Shemin Nurseries

Signature Horticultural Services

SiteLight LD, Inc.

Southern Ag

Specialty Tag & Label, Inc.

Stalite Environmental (PermaTill)

Star Ridge Aquatics, LLC

Star Roses/The Conard Pyle Co.

Swift Creek Nursery

Taylor's Nursery, Inc.

The Xerces Society

Thumb's Up Nursery

Turf Mountain Sod, Inc.

Turtle Creek Nursery, Inc.

Valley View Nursery

Vandemark Farms L.L.C.

Vermeer Mid Atlantic, Inc.


If you are an individual, company and organization that wishes to discuss the establishment of a named scholarship endowment, please contact NCNLA Executive Vice President Corey Connors at (919) 816-9119, or by email at