About LNLA

Mission Statement

The Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association is a non-profit, professional trade association providing member services to wholesale growers, brokers, retailers, landscape contractors, landscape architects, grounds maintenance contractors, interior-scapers and allied suppliers.

The Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association (LNLA) strives to provide our membership with educational, marketing and networking opportunities essential to the horticultural industry.

This website is part of our continuing commitment to our members to educate, promote and represent them, and to provide a source of education and information to other visitors to the site.

Facts About the Organization

Founded as the Louisiana Association of Nurserymen in 1954, The Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association (LNLA) is an active organization that promotes its membership as well as provide its membership with timely and valuable industry information.

LNLA participates in major trade shows across the southeastern United States. The Gulf States Horticultural Expo in Mobile is held each January or February and is a three state cooperative effort with Mississippi and Alabama. Louisiana also participates in the annual Nursery/Landscape Expo in Texas each August. 

LNLA works on a cooperative basis with many other state, regional and national green industry organizations. These groups include:

  • American Nursery and Landscape Association
  • Southern Nursery Association
  • Nursery and Landscape Association Executives of North America
  • Mississippi Nursery and Landscape Association
  • Alabama Nursery and Landscape Association
  • Texas Nursery and Landscape Association
  • Louisiana Urban Forestry Council
  • Southwest Louisiana Association of Nurserymen
  • Southeast Louisiana Nursery Association
  • Central Louisiana Nurserymen's Association
  • Northwest Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association
  • Baton Rouge Landscape Association
  • New Orleans Horticulture Society
  • Metro Area Horticulture Foundation
  • Louisiana Turfgrass Association
  • Louisiana Pest Control Association
  • Louisiana Irrigation Association

LNLA conducts/sponsors educational programs for Louisiana's 'Green Industry' professionals. These include the Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional Review and Exam and the very popular Louisiana Plant Materials Conference.

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LNLA (then Louisiana Association of Nurserymen) board photo. January 1993. Belmont Hotel in Baton Rouge at the LAN/MNA Trade Show.  First row - Walter Imahara, Warren Meadows, J C Patrick. Second row - Fred Hoogland, Richard Maxwell and Steve Adams. Third row - Clyde Gehron, Gerald Foret and Rick Webb. Fourth row - Brother Poole, Allen Owings and Les LeBlanc. Fifth row - John Kavanaugh and Roger Mayes