The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2022.
Until 1951, the Florida State Nurserymen were part of the Florida State Florist and Nurserymen Association. Given the growing importance of its specific industry within Florida, some nurserymen believed it was time for a separate organization.
On May 25, 1952, the first official meeting of the ‘Florida Nurserymen & Growers Association’ kicked off in Miami. In 2004, ‘Landscape’ was added to the FNGA moniker – creating the ‘FNGLA’ we know and love today. Over the years, FNGLA has established itself as the largest state nursery and landscape association in the country, representing more than 1,500 members across seven divisions (Allied, Citrus Nursery, Floriculture, Foliage, Garden Center, Landscape and Woody).
Florida's green industry has continued its impact on the state's economy. Florida’s green industry generates $31.4 billion in total output sales and provides more than 266,000 jobs statewide, according to a new economic impact study released by the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) and Farm Credit of Central Florida. Read more in the April issue of Nursery Management.