Established in 1939, the West Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association is a professional trade organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the nursery and green industries and to the education of its members and the public they serve.


Congratulations to scholarship winner
Jesse Poe

WVNLA is pleased to announce the selection of Jesse Poe as the Marcus W. Rennix Memorial Scholarship winner for the 2015-16 school year. Jesse is a junior Horticulture major at West Virginia University. For more about Jesse, click here.

Jesse Poe


Certified Professional Horticulturist

Earn the distinction of adding Certified Professional Horticulturist to your qualifications by preparing for and passing West Virginia Nursery & Landscaping Association's CPH exam. A CPH designation indicates that the holder is a trained horticulture professional with demonstrable knowledge of the industry. He or she is qualified to offer sound scientific horticultural advice on a variety of industry-related subjects.

Order a CPH manual for $50. This informative resource is an excellent study tool. Cost to take the exam is $25.

Topics covered include plant nomenclature, trees & shrubs, lawn establishment and maintenance, interior and bedding plants, fertilizers, composting, insect, weed and disease control as well as landscape contracting and management, and regulations.

To register, print and fill out the registration form and mail to the address noted on it. To order a manual, email or call 304-553-1234.

What we do

WVNLA is pleased to offer a wide variety of opportunities to all its members and the businesses and individuals they serve – everything from presenting recognized industry authorities who provide inspiration and information – to the opportunity to receive continuing education credits for state mandated certificates.

We cooperate with and support the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, publish a quarterly newsletter containing timely announcements regarding issues important to our members and contribute to the Horticultural Research Institute. We proudly support West Virginia college students studying horticulture and landscape architecture with scholarship opportunities.

In order to promote fellowship, share expertise and support our local communities, we conduct meetings, tours, volunteer projects and an annual meeting featuring talented and nationally recognized speakers. Our association also sponsors the West Virginia Certified Horticultural Program and supports research at West Virginia University.

Regionally, we co-sponsor the annual Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) along with the Maryland and Virginia Nursery and Landscape Associations. This nationally recognized event showcases and facilitates sales of green industry products. As a co-sponsor, WVNLA receives funds that directly benefit our members.

We invite you to become a member and take advantage of these benefits. For more information, contact us by e-mail or phone or visit the Members page to download an application.

Thank you for your interest in WVNLA.