We launched our Grow Without the Show Campaign in the Fall of 2020 to help the VNLA bridge the gap of lost revenue due to the postponement of the Vermont Flower Show.  THANKS to our very generous donors listed HERE, we more than exceeded our goal of raising $20,000.  We are humbled and so very grateful. 

While we are ending this campaign we would happily accept any future donations that will help the VNLA continue to grow and contribute the services and programs we have to offer to our communities.   

Thank you!


For 50 plus years our VNLA members and associates have worked toward our mission to support and strengthen our industry by promoting the benefits of plants and healthy, beautiful outdoor spaces.  We work to build sustainable, productive, and healing landscapes and communities through our members’ products and services.  The VNLA is a green industry organization that provides education, networking, the sharing of information, ideas, and advocacy for positive change within VT and beyond.


The VNLA offers programming, educational opportunities, up-to-date news and alerts, legislative outreach, a certification program, an Industry Awards program, and a quarterly newsletter to our membership – all of which is on behalf of the horticultural industry in VT and our membership and associates.  In addition, we also:

  • Provide public outreach through our signature event – The Vermont Flower Show in its 20th year.  Our show is unique in that our members/associates work together volunteering to produce a show that attracts over 10,000 visitors and 100 vendors.  The show is packed full of family fun, educational opportunities, and a Grand Garden landscaped display like no other!
  • Provide public outreach through our collaboration with Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity on landscape/design projects providing a completely installed landscape as a result of VNLA member donations of time, materials, and labor.  Our goal is to continue collaboration on future community projects.
  • Provide public outreach through our Vermont Blooms Initiative which improves/beautifies civic/public landscapes. 
  • Provide yearly research awards to educational institutions, VNLA awards, and merit scholarships to UVM and VTC students each year.  
Barbara Craig

VNLA is a wonderful organization with true dedication to our community. Thank you!

Deborah Page

Hi Kristina, I am on the Board of the UVM Hort Farm now. Debbie

Katherine Schubart

Glad you and the Hort Farm work together. Kate

Christopher Conant

This donation is from the Claussen’s dedicated employees of Claussen Florist Greenhouses and Perennial Farm as we are very happy to continue to support the VNLNA through our continued contributions…

River Walk Farm

Thank you for everything you do! – Schuyler

Nan Jenks-Jay

Green Works has been a lifeline this year with Covid-19. Kristina updated members re policy and grants. She worked closely with state officials and policy makers to lobby for our…

Rick Rice

Thank you VNLA and especially Kristina! Your timely and informative updates during the first weeks of this bucking bronco we’re all trying to ride right now were really helpful and…

Jim Reck

Thank you for all you do!


The VNLA has been a great source of information and friendship. It’s an important network in my world and I am happy to donate to keep the “wheels turning”. Let’s…


Our VNLA is a valuable professional green industry organization! GreenworksVt has had our back with consistent support from the beginning of the pandemic confusion. It has been working with state…