Nursery & Garden Industry NSW & ACT
Nursery & Garden Industry NSW & ACT Ltd (NGINA) is the peak representative body for operators in the nursery and garden industries. Members come from many sectors, including:
- Growers and producers of plants
- Wholesalers and hirers of plants
- Retailers of plants and related products
- Industry gardens and landscapers
- Allied traders — suppliers of growing media, chemicals, containers, tools and equipment, etc.
- Service providers including consultants, training providers, government departments, etc.
The industry nationally generates in excess of $5.5 billion annually and employs over 45,000 people. The industry is the key communication point for consumers and gardeners who 'manage the greenlife' on over 50% of the urban land in Australia, that is the land that supports over 80% of the Australian population (NGIA Quarantine & Biosecurity Review April 2008).
We are absolutely committed to creating opportunities to enable NGINA members to be profitable, professional and secure in their businesses. Membership provides a strategic and competitive advantage through access to the very best information, representation, education and networking opportunities designed for the nursery and garden industry.
The industry is supported nationally by Greenlife Industry Australia (GIA) as well as on a state level by Nursery & Garden Industry Victoria (NGIV), Nursery & Garden Indsutry Queensland (NGIQ), Nursery & Garden Industry Western Australia (NGIWA), Nursery & Garden Indsutry South Australia (NGISA) and Nursery & Garden Industry Tasmania (NGIT).
Hort Innovation Australia Ltd (HIAL) is a not-for-profit, industry-owned company. It works in partnership with Australia's horticulture industries to invest in research, development and marketing programs that provide benefit to the industry and wider community.
In the early years of the 20th Century, the nurserymen and seedsmen belonged to the same organisation or at least met together to discuss their overlapping interests. This group evolved in the 1940's to become the NSW Association of Nurserymen, to provide a professional body for growers and sellers of quality plants.