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Education & Professionalism
WSNLA members were asked, “When thinking about WSNLA, what words come to mind?”   
The leading answer... professionalism!  

WSNLA members value access to knowledge and education. 
And, they view the WSNLA Community as a ‘Treasure Trove of Knowledge’!



Professional Development for You & Your Staff

  • Regional Chapter Events
  • WSNLA PROseries
  • Landscape Learning Labs
  • WSNLA Day of Professionalism
  • B&B Magazine


WSNLA Chapter Events = Access To the Best & Brightest

The WSNLA Community includes movers and shakers of the nursery and landscape industry. Accessibility to like-minded colleagues that understand your business provides invaluable knowledge and tools to grow your business success. To help you achieve this, chapter events are scheduled strategically throughout the year and hosted regionally for members to attend at their convenience.



A wealth of information at your fingertips!  WSNLA chapter events provide unique opportunities for members to learn, share and grow knowledge and expertise in the field of horticulture, floriculture and landscape management.  Chapter meetings, workshops and tours are just a few examples that deliver the invaluable benefit of coming together with like-minded professionals working in the nursery and landscape industry. These events provide access to information and offer an opportunity to tap member knowledge, which is by far one of the most valuable benefits of being a WSNLA member!   We hope to see you join us at a WSNLA Chapter Event soon!






WSNLA Day of Professionalism


Connect, elevate & cultivate industry professionalism! This 1-day conference has education and promotional opportunities for all aspects of the nursery and landscape industry. This event includes 3-tracks that run simultaneously, a WSNLA Marketplace made of vendors providing resources and solutions, a lunchtime celebration honoring colleagues for their industry service and leadership, opportunities to network with old and new friends and a hort happy hour filled with merriment! 






 As the premier nursery and landscape conference in Washington State, the WSNLA Day of Professionalism provides an opportunity to grow your business and knowledge, but also an opportunity to elevate your industry through sharing your voice in discussions and helping to identify industry priorities.   






The WSNLA PROseries delivers timely solution based education for nursery and landscape professionals in a variety of formats that include all day workshops and tours, and half day seminars and webinars.  Some of our most popular topics include:

  • The UnThirsty Landscape: New & Creative Water-wise Solutions
  • Pest & Disease Identification & Management
  • WSNLA Nursery Roundtable: The Customer Experience - Understanding the most powerful element of your business’ strategy to encourage return visits & increased sales. 







Landscape Learning Labs

Learning Labs offer onsite learning and highlight unique management philosophy, challenges and solutions, landscape best practices that address planting and maintenance issues and solutions, sustainable practices, water management, and an opportunity to network and learn from other industry professionals along the way. Learning Labs are 2 tp 2.5 hours and are held rain or shine.







B&B Magazine

Valued by members, the quarterly B&B Magazine, highlights members prominently in featured articles, supplies readers with scientific-based research, industry trends and concerns, and communicates breaking news. The B&B Magazine offers timely, practical and thought-provoking information about WSNLA members and our industry. Read the archived articles in the link below. 



ARCHIVES: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 - 2009


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Professional Certification

  • Certified Professional Horticulturist
  • ecoPRO Certified Sustainable Landscape Professional

WSNLA offers two unique professional certifications that are designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual knowledge, and benchmark individuals and businesses as leaders with proven knowledge in the nursery and landscape industry demonstrating a mastery in their field of expertise.




 Certified Professional Horticulturist
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Certified Professional Horticulturist certification
CLICK HERE for a list of Certified Professional Horticulturists







ecoPRO Certified Sustainable Landscape Professional

CLICK HERE to learn more about the ecoPRO Certified certification program.

CLICK HERE for a list of ecoPRO Certified Sustainable Landscape Professionals





WSNLA Scholarship & Research Charitable Fund

  • Student Scholarships
  • Research & Industry Support Grants

 In 1978, our WSNLA leaders established the WSNLA Research & Scholarship Charitable Fund, a separate 501(c)3 organization, with the purpose to provide ongoing charitable support of horticulture education and research. Since its inception, the WSNLA Scholarship Fund has awarded over $500,000 to students pursuing careers in horticulture and horticultural related fields, as well as to researchers and organizations conducting important horticulture-related studies and projects.
The WSNLA member community has established investing in the future of horticulture as an industry priority. And WSNLA, as a collective group, continues to ensure this occurs each year on behalf of its members.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the WSNLA Charitable Fund   |   CLICK HERE to make a donation








Rachel Zuetenhorst, CPH
Sales Representative
T&L Nursery
Past WSNLA Scholarship Recipient

What are your overall responsibilities at your current position?  Communicate new items and programs we offer to our customers, maintain excellent customer relationships, educate and inspire customers with new ideas and trends in the industry. 

What do you love most about your current position?  Selling beautiful plants and inspiring customers with new ideas including merchandising and endcap display. I love getting people excited and sharing my enthusiasm for plants! 

What are some of your greatest professional achievements to date? Northwest Flower & Garden Show People’s Choice Award for my container vignette 2009, writing articles for publication, being on the radio, Farwest show ‘Best Booth Award’ for overall design and plant presentation. 

How did receiving funding from the WSNLA Scholarship fund positively impact your studies? Not having to worry about how i was going to have to purchase text books for each quarter. Those plant books are pretty pricey. 

What skills and knowledge did your horticulture education provide to support your professional success? it gave me an overall foundation of all areas within the horticulture industry. 

What one word comes to mind when you think of professional horticulture?  Cultivate - we not only cultivate plants and gardens, but friendships, skills, and knowledge.  Working in horticulture we get to work with nature, our environment, living things that create beauty. We get to make our environment a better place.








If you would like more information about WSNLA education and certification programs, or are interested in showing your industry support through sponsorship of professional development, please contact Breanne Chavez at (800) 672-7711 or

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