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About WNLA

The Western Nursery & Landscape Association (WNLA) 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.



Our Mission Statement

Since 1890, the Western continues its long-standing tradition as a regional, value-oriented, and interactive platform. Our purpose is to provide a social, educational, and business networking platform creating, engaging, and building sustainable relationships for our green industry members to thrive now and into the future.  




Membership with WNLA is an affordable membership of $75 per company annually.  All staff of a member company are considered WNLA members and receive the member benefits below.  Click here to join or renew your membership dues.


As a Western Nursery & Landscape Association member you can:

  • Participating in the Emerging Leaders meetups
  • Receive WNLA weekly E-Newsletter every Monday morning
  • Watch on-demand, recorded webinars from our webinar library
  • Access the online Career Center to post job openings for free
  • Connect with you industry colleagues year round
  • Enjoy discounted registration to the annual Western trade show and educational event in Kansas City, MO



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 or Resource Centers on the trade show floor. Participate in a roundtable discussion. Join us in Kansas City for a beer and networking at the Wednesday Evening Reception or Thursday Happy Hour. The Western is the place to be in January for education sessions, networking opportunities and the trade show.



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. The name was later updated to Western Nursery and Landscape Association. While now a Midwestern trade association, in 1890 this area was the West!


Contact Us

Western Nursery & Landscape Association
P.O. Box 411747 Kansas City, MO 64141