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.

FNGLA is a member-driven association that recognizes the need for individual industry members to unify. FNGLA works to better the industry, raising the bar on professionalism by spearheading marketing programs, providing promotional and educational venues for members, taking a leadership role in protecting and promoting our members’ business interests, communicating the latest industry issues and providing professional accreditations to interested individuals.

Our History

Until 1951, the Florida State Nurserymen had been a part of the Florida
State Florist and Nurserymen Association. In May of that year, some nurserymen
members felt that with the growing importance of the nursery industry within Florida
and with concerns not shared by the Florist group, a separate organization was needed.

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.
Tel: (305) 248-1117

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

FNGLA is the leader of Florida’s environmental horticulture industry and the trusted resource for leadership, knowledge, and business services.

Values Statement

The following core principles guide the governance and management of FNGLA:

  • Organizational Excellence
  • Member-Focus
  • Collaboration and Partnerships
  • Leadership in Agriculture
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Environmental Stewardship

Strategic Goals

POLITICAL LEADERSHIP – FNGLA will be the political leader representing Florida environmental horticulture and agriculture at the local, state and federal levels.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION – FNGLA will be the trusted resource for industry education, research and certification.

COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING – FNGLA will be the leader in communicating the importance of the environmental horticulture industry in the State of Florida.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS AND SERVICES – FNGLA will be the leader in offering relevant and cutting-edge programs, benefits and services to recruit and retain members.

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION – FNGLA will be the leader and model for governing and managing a highly effective association.

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