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Riverbend is proud to be an active member of the following organizations:
For more than 130 years, the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) has been the national voice of the nursery and landscape industry. Members grow, distribute, and retail plants of all types, and design and install landscapes for residential and commercial customers. ANLA provides education, research, public relations, and representation services to members.
The North Carolina Association of Nurserymen and the North Carolina Landscape & Grounds Management Association voted to merge October 1, 2006 into the North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association, Inc. NCNLA is a membership organization of firms interested in the welfare of North Carolina's green industry with emphasis on the nursery and landscape industries. Members include wholesale growers, retailers, suppliers, landscapers, horticulture students and educators.
The Perennial Plant Association, incorporated in 1984, is a trade association of more than 2,000 members in the United States, Canada and 10 other countries. The PPA is dedicated to the improvement of the herbaceous perennial plant industry by providing education to enhance the production, promotion and utilization of perennial plants. Members include growers, retailers, educators, garden writers and members of landscape related industries.
The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has been building a brighter future for the horticulture industry since 1899. Since its inception, SNA has provided wholesale growers, brokers, retailers, landscape contractors, landscape architects, grounds maintenance contractors, interiorscapers and allied suppliers with educational, marketing and networking opportunities essential to the survival of the horticultural industry.
VFGA is a grower organization to support the floriculture industry in Virginia. Membership is open to all growers or members of the associated industry as well to students and educators interested in the greenhouse industry.
The original initiative for this Council came from the Virginia Nurserymen's Association with the Turfgrass Council, Greenhouse Growers, Florists (FTD), Christmas Tree Growers and the Master Gardeners being the first to join in the organizational effort.
The Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association (VNLA) is the state trade association for garden centers, nursery growers, landscape designers, installation and maintenance contractors, greenhouses and horticultural suppliers.
The Virginia Society of Landscape Designers is a statewide non-profit association of professionals dedicated to providing you with the finest in landscape design services and help in the selection of appropriate and interesting plant materials and hardscapes.
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