Association

The Western Nursery & Landscape Association is the trade association for independent horticultural companies in the Midwest.  Members include independent retailers; landscape maintenance, contractors, designers & architects; wholesale and greenhouse growers; plant breeders; horticultural suppliers and distributors; and those involved in horticultural education, including professors, extension professionals and students.  WNLA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

The Western
Presented by the Western Nursery & Landscape Association, the Western is the Midwest regional trade show and education event.  Join in a conversation at one of the Learning Centers on the trade show floor.  Participate in a roundtable discussion.  Join us for a beer and networking at the Western Pub.  Check out all that Kansas City has to offer.  The Western is the place to be on Jan. 18 & 19, 2018 for education sessions, networking opportunities and the trade show.  

Member Benefits
Western Nursery & Landscape Association members receive discounted registration for the Western each year.  Members also receive access to free webinars throughout the year and access to the Career Center on our website.

Our History
The Western Nursery & Landscape Association was founded in 1890 when a group of forward-thinking horticulture industry leaders decided to get together with other excellent nursery firms west of the Mississippi River and create the Western Nurseryman's Association.  Hence the name Western Nursery and Landscape Association.  While now a Midwestern trade association, in 1890 this area was the West!

Our Mission

The Western Nursery and Landscape Association's mission statement is: Since 1890, the Western continues its long-standing tradition as a regional, value oriented and interactive platform. Our purpose is to provide a social and educational networking event creating, engaging and building sustainable relationships for all who members.