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Have questions about plants? Looking for a landscaper to put some life into your garden? Need expert advice or someone to prune a tree?

Invest wisely by working with a qualified landscape professional who knows how to help your plants to thrive.

Click the button to find MNLA members nearby and view the tabbed content below for additional resources.

The Massachusetts Nursery & Landscape Association, Inc. (MNLA) is a statewide association dedicated to advancing the interests of green industry professionals. MNLA is a nonprofit organization whose members are businesses and individuals committed to promoting awareness of environmental horticulture and upholding the highest standards of the nursery and landscape industry. MNLA is the largest green industry business development vehicle in Massachusetts, providing its members with educational opportunities, industry news, legislative representation, and business development resources.

An MCH is a Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist and the ultimate resource for helping things grow here in Massachusetts.

They are professionals in the Massachusetts nursery and landscape industry who have invested the time to learn and qualify as experts in the field. They are nursery professionals, landscape contractors, fine gardeners, designers, land managers, tree care professionals, and turf pros who have the knowledge, experience, and resources to provide the most comprehensive solutions for any landscape project. Download the Ask an MCH brochure or visit the MCH page for more information.

Why use an MCH?

A horticulturist is skilled in the cultivation of plants—from grasses, shrubs and trees to vegetables, fruits and flowers.

A Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist has the specialized training to understand and troubleshoot both common and unique garden and landscape problems and to recommend effective solutions. What’s more, every MCH has access to a wide range of product and service providers across the state to ensure you’ll get what you need. They are the professionals you can trust to help you with your garden and landscape projects.

MNLA members promoting the Plant Something Massachusetts program

MNLA promotes horticulture in Massachusetts through campaigns like Plant Something. If you are looking for a local plant source and help with your garden and landscaping, MNLA experts are standing by near you and will know your growing conditions.

Visit the Plant Something website for tips or use our locator map to find an MNLA professional.

plant something Massachusetts logoOther resources you can find through Plant Something Massachusetts

Submit a soil sample

Identify a weed

Identify and manage an insect or disease in your lawn, vegetable garden, trees and shrubs or fruit plantings in the home garden

Home, lawn and garden tips, fact sheets and more

Monthly tips for your Massachusetts garden & landscape

Growing WIld: native plants in massachusettsMNLA is proud to support native plants and pollinators together with the Massachusetts Departments of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) and Agricultural Resources (MDAR). With winter approaching the program is dormant at the moment. Check back in the spring to learn more about how you can get a free planting kit from your local garden center!


Controlling the Spread of Garlic Mustard
Make the Most of Your Front Yard
Spring Transplanting

Drip irrigation continues to evolve as new technology in plastic molding has allowed precision emitters to drip as low as one quarter gallon per hour.

UMass Extension and the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment want to see people get their home lawn and gardening questions addressed and be able to access good information.

The MNLA Foundation is dedicated to supporting the future leaders in the landscape and nursery industry. The MNLA Foundation For Educational Excellence, Inc. provides scholarships to individuals attending colleges, universities, and other technical schools in the area of agriculture, landscaping, and nursery and forestry science and technology. Click on a button below to learn more!

Partner programs

Plant Something MA

consumers planting something

Plant Something MA is a project of MNLA which includes professional environmental horticulturists—people who grow, care for, design and install plantings and landscapes in your community.

Growing Wild

Growing WIld: native plants in massachusetts

Growing Wild helps reverse the loss of biological diversity, foster and protect endangered species and add to the natural beauty of our Commonwealth—right in your own backyard.

Not an MNLA member?

annual meeting of the Massachusetts nursery and landscape association

There are many reasons to join MNLA.

MNLA provides access to green industry speakers on the cutting-edge and up-to-date information. Our dynamic community is made up of folks from all walks of life. Colleagues share advice and insights. Passion for the betterment of our community drives member participation in MNLA. Individual contribution is valued. Get involved! Join a committee or volunteer at an event. Make our industry—and your business—better!

annual meeting of the Massachusetts nursery and landscape association