The Nursery & Garden Industry
The 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 & hirers of plants
- Retailers of plants and related products
- Industry gardens & 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 the Nursery & Garden Association ( NGIA) as well as on a state level by The Nursery & Garden Association Victoria ( NGIV), The Nursery & Garden Association Queensland ( NGIQ), The Nursery & Garden Association Western Australia ( NGIWA), The Nursery & Garden Association South Australia ( NGISA), The Nursery & Garden Industry Northern Territory ( NGINT) and Nursery & Garden Industry Tasmania - ( NGIT).
Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) is a not-for-profit, industry-owned company. It works in partnership with Australias horticulture industries to invest in research, development and marketing programs that provide benefit to industry and the 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.