FNGLA is Florida’s oldest and largest association targeting the needs of the Florida’s environmental horticulture industry, which has an estimated $15.2 billion in industry-wide sales annually. Through FNGLA’s efforts, the entirety of Florida’s nursery and landscape industry benefits! In 2002, FNGLA celebrated 50 years of industry representation.
The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) is a vibrant network of professionals who work in unison to shape the future of Florida’s nursery and landscape industry. Through the association’s activities, FNGLA strives to advance member’s business interests and enhance their success.
Until 1951, the Florida State Nurserymen had been a part of the Florida
The first official organized meeting was held in Miami on May 25-27, 1952 and a plan of organization was adopted. Dave Stabler of Winter Haven Nursery agreed to be president. James F. Griffin, Jr. came to what was then called FNGA as Executive Secretary in early 1953. Since that time, FNGLA has gained strength, popularity and clout—absorbing the Florida Foliage Association in 1993, the Florida Ornamental Growers Association in 1995 and the Florida Landscape Designers Association in 1999. During this time, FNGLA established itself as one of the largest and most active nursery associations in the country with a membership base of over 2300 professionals.
Now in it’s sixth decade serving the industry, FNGLA is in its prime! The association represents all walks of the industry--foliage, woody ornamental and floriculture producers, interiorscapers, retailers, allied suppliers and landscape professionals – as proven by the recent addition of "landscape" to the FNGA name—making the association the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association, FNGLA. Landscape contractors, landscape designers, landscape architects and the like now have an association targeting their needs. Government representation & monitoring, professional education and marketing projects encompass just some or the services provided by FNGLA to members and the industry.
Contact Miami-Dade Chapter FNGLA for information on becoming a member.
The mission of the Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association is to enhance its members’ business success through political leadership, education, marketing, research, certification and services.
FNGLA is the leader of Florida’s environmental horticulture industry and the trusted resource for leadership, knowledge, and business services.
The following core principles guide the governance and management of FNGLA: