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Welcome To Long Island Flower Growers Association (LIFGA)
The mission of Long Island Flower Growers Association’s (LIFGA) is to increase awareness, education, and appreciation of plant diversity and to be a regional center of expertise in greenhouse management, landscape design and exhibition of horticultural “best” practices.

LIFGA supports academic research projects and continuing education programs on issues related to the use, management and care-giving of landscape plants by providing high-reach, high-content and cost-effective means of delivery, and new and routine information to Long Island’s horticultural audiences.

Professionals related to the enviromental horticultural industry are LIFGA’s primary audience, such as:

– Landscape maintenance and construction contractors.
– Plant and seed brokers.
– Retail and wholesale greenhouse and nursery professionals.
– Irrigation designers and equipment manufacturers.
– Public parks and public works personnel.
– Arborists

Important secondary audiences are home horticulture enthusiasts and media representatives.

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COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

CCE assists and educates residents, businesses and professionals in a broad spectrum of topics by providing research-based information .

HORTICULTURAL CENTER

The 68-acre area is dedicated to serve the research and extension needs of the horticulture industries of Long Island. The facility features agricultural fields and research plots,

GREENHOUSE HORTICULTURE

Our facilities range from the very low-tech to fully automation. Our site focuses on Cornell-developed greenhouse hydroponic systems geared toward local food production.

LOCAL EVENTS

We always have fun events going on. Whether you’re a participant or a volunteer, we want you to be part of it! Stay up to date with our events calendar, and make sure to RSVP for each event

PLANT SCIENCE DAY

DATE:  September 6, 2018 @ 4PM

LOCATION: Cornell University LIHREC, 3059 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901 

Cornell University will hold its annual Plant Science Day on Thursday, September 6 at 4 PM, Tours and demonstrations will be held in the late afternoon from 4:00-6:00 pm. Registration for the afternoon begins at 3:30 pm. Following the tours, at 6:00 p.m., a barbecue will be held on-site at the LIHREC. Barbecued chicken, pulled pork, grilled vegetables and much more will be served by Maple Tree Deli. The Long Island Wine Council will be serving Long Island wines after the tours and at dinner. The cost of the barbecue is $45 per person. 

For more information, call Diane or Sandi at 631-727-3595 or visit the LIHREC website.

2018 LIFGA SUMMER DINNER

DATE:  July 24, 2018 @ 6PM

LOCATION: Stonewall’s Restaurant, 967 Reeves Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901 

The summer meeting is a Family Friendly event and LIFGA members are encouraged to bring their family and friends. There will not be a speaker at this meeting; instead, an entertaining Chinese Auction and a 50:50 raffle will be held. In addition, the 2018 LIFGA Scholarship and the Bob Gunther LIFGA Scholarship will be awarded. LIFGA will also present a check for $3,000 to the Middle Country School District for their Greenhouse Project. LIFGA members will be voting on a new logo; come see the beautiful new design and give your opinions. 

The cost of dinner tickets is $45 and a full cash bar will be available. For more information please contact Diane at www.lifga.com or by calling 631-727-3595. Please register by Wednesday, July 18.

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GOVERNOR CUOMO AND THE ENVIRONMENT

DATE:  April 17, 2018 @ 9:15 AM

LOCATION: West Pavilion (Field 2), Sunken Meadow State Park, 1 Sunken Meadow Parkway, Sunken Meadow, NY 11754 

Please join Governor Cuomo on Friday, March 9th as he makes an environmental announcement. Protecting our environment for future generations is the right thing to do. Let’s send a loud message to Washington that New Yorkers are united to prioritize our environment’s health.  Click Here to RSVP >>

LINLA CNLP REVIEW PROGRAM (DAY 3)

DATE:  March 21, 2018 @ 9:00 AM  VIEW DETAILS

LOCATION: Planting Fields Arboretum,1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay [Meet in the South Lounge of the Hay Barn] 

9:00 AM – ID of Trees & Shrubs (Part 1), 1:00 PM -ID of Trees & Shrubs (Part 2)

Once again LINLA is pleased to offer training sessions in preparation for the NYSNLA’s Certified Nursery Landscape (CNLP) certification test on March 27th. This program offers 18-hours of education programming including classroom presentations and an outdoor woody plant ID session. You may register for the entire 6 session program or select individual days. This is also a great opportunity to accumulate the Continuing Education credits required for existing CNLPs. The full program qualifies for 18 credits!

LINLA CNLP REVIEW PROGRAM (DAY 2)

DATE:  March 12, 2018 @ 9:00 AM  VIEW DETAILS

LOCATION: Long Island Welcome Center, 5100 Long Island Expy, Dix Hills, NY 11746

9:00 AM – Turf Maintenance & Pests, 1:00 PM – Insect and Diseases on Ornamentals.

Once again LINLA is pleased to offer training sessions in preparation for the NYSNLA’s Certified Nursery Landscape (CNLP) certification test on March 27th. This program offers 18-hours of education programming including classroom presentations and an outdoor woody plant ID session. You may register for the entire 6 session program or select individual days. This is also a great opportunity to accumulate the Continuing Education credits required for existing CNLPs. The full program qualifies for 18 credits!

2017 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

LONG ISLAND FLOWER GROWERS SCHOLARSHIP – $1300

Recepient: SEAN HALLIWELL

Mr. Sean Halliwell is the 2017 recipient of the Long Island Flower Growers’ Association Scholarship. Sean will begin his third year at Farmingdale State College this fall semester. He is currently finishing Farmingdale’s Associate’s Degree program in Horticulture, and has been accepted into their 4 year, B.S. degree program in Horticulture with a minor in Biology. Sean has an intense interest in commercial horticulture and plans to continue his profession on Long Island.

Past Recipients: Ariel Churnin (2016), Patrick McLoughlin (2015), David Harris (2014), Christoper D’Angelo (2013), Justin Kondrat (2012)

MEMBERSHIP SNAPSHOT

Members

LIFGA’s success is attributed to the dedication we put forward toward local growers, retail garden centers, nurseries, landscapers, arborists, farms and complement industries. We support group discussions and promote content that is most prevalent to the LI horticultural community.

Our association continues to grow by offering many opportunities through means of continuing education, networking dinners, sponsored events, website advertisements and affiliate of the PlantSomething national campaign.

Being a member of LIFGA is more than just being connected to a business group, it’s about being part of a larger family .. who LISTEN AND CARE !!

Commercial Growers

Garden Centers

Supporting Industries

Advertisers

PREMIUM MEMBERS

FARM CREDIT EAST

Specialized lender and financial services for agri-businesses

FARM CREDIT EAST is dedicated to serving the agricultural credit and financial needs of those in the business of agriculture, including farmers, nursery and greenhouse operators,  lobstermen, part-time growers, agribusiness owners and country home owners.

BIANCHI-DAVIS GREENHOUSES

Specialists in grooming orchid colors

BIANCHI-DAVIS GREENHOUSES provides a moderate climate and computer-automated facility for the ideal growing home of our Phalaenopsis Orchids. Your order is picked from our benches by seasoned professionals. You tell us exactly what you want and we deliver it.

FARM FAMILY INSURANCE

Camille Bunicci, Islip Terrace, NY 11752 (631) 277-7770

FARM FAMILY INSURANCE – Choosing the right insurance is critical. As a business owner, I understand that a one-size-fits-all policy doesn’t make sense for individuals, families or businesses. You know insuring your future means more than just getting the quickest quote or finding the best price

EMMA'S GARDEN

Quality Growers of annuals, perennials & holiday crops.

EMMA’S GARDEN GROWERS are a 3rd generation, family-owned business serving the New York City metropolitan area, Long Island, Westchester County, Western Connecticut and Northern NJ. We are growers of high quality annuals, perennials, ground covers, and holiday crops.

GREEN ISLAND DISTRIBUTORS

Quality Supplies and Service for the Green Industry !!

GREEN ISLAND DISTRIBUTORS. Inc is a family owned and operated business dedicated to serving the Tri-State Area’s greenhouse and nursery growers. We are committed to providing responsive and efficient customer service to our customers.

CJ VAN BOURGONDIEN

A Family-Owned Business For Over 70 Years !!

CJ VAN BOURGONDIEN, Inc started with one man wanting to settle down and start a family while living the American dream. Going from a bulb salesman, working for his father from Holland, to a business owner in the United States, all started in 1916.

SPONSORING MEMBERS

Colorful Gardens

ATLANTIC NURSERIES

691 DEER PARK AVE, DIX HILLS, NY 11746 (631) 586-6242

We are a wholesale and grower operation. Our goal is to provide landscape professionals with the highest standard of quality plant material and a broad variety of unusual, hard to find plants. To learn more visit our  

Colorful Gardens

COLORFUL GARDENS

35 MILL RD, CALVERTON, NY 11933 (631) 369-5598

Colorful Gardens serves garden centers and nurseries in the tri-state areas with annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and ground cover plants. We have an extensive client list and value quality service. 

Colorful Gardens

CHARLES SPITZNER NURSERY

PO BOX 40, MANORVILLE, NY 11949 (631) 878-1021

Family owned and operated Wholesale Greenhouse operation. We specialize in NG Impatiens, Geraniums, Dahlias, Non-Stop Begonias, Easter Mums and Garden Mums. Growing under 120,000 sqf of covered greenhouses.

Colorful Gardens

EMERALD FLORA

478 WEEKS AVE, MANORVILLE, NY 11949 (631) 874-8742

Emerald Flora is a wholesale greenhouse operation hidden in the woods of Manorville. We are a smaller operation that caters to the more diverse and specific needs of garden centers and landscapers, most notably specializing in quality accent plants used in container gardens.”  

Colorful Gardens

FRED GLOECKNER

171 ICELAND AVE, HUNTINGTON ST, NY 11746 (516) 982-5925

Fred C Gloeckner company has been committed to providing commercial growers with quality horticultural products from worldwide sources since 1934. Please contact  to learn about our latest offerings.

Colorful Gardens

HORTICA

1 HORTICULTURAL LANE, EDWARDSVILLE, IL 62025 (800) 851-7740

Hortica is uniquely focused on the horticultural industry, and proven partner for business insurance, employee benefits, and personal insurance since 1887. To learn more visit our website.

Colorful Gardens

LANDCRAFT ENVIRONMENTS

1160 EAST MILL RD, MATTITUCK, NY 11952 (631) 734-6832

We grow tropicals, tender perennials and unusual annuals as well as a few fairly common annuals. All the plants we grow thrive in our hot, humid summers and many perform well into the autumn months. .

Colorful Gardens

NF BOUTIQUE GARDENS

2450 ELIJAH’S LN, MATTITUCK, NY 11952 (631) 734-6832

North Fork Boutique Gardens is a wholesale supplier of premium landscape plants. Located on the North Fork of Long Island, NFBG operates on 17 acres in the Village of Mattituck. 

Colorful Gardens

VALLEY VIEW GREENHOUSES

229 SMITH RIDGE RD, SOUTH SALEM, NY 10590 (914) 533-2526

Valley View Greenhouses prides itself on growing high quality plants. We offer plants grown during the spring, summer and fall seasons and wrap up our year with awesome poinsettias

Colorful Gardens

WEBTRACK BY

BALL HORTICULTURAL

Ball WebTrack manages your business so you can have more time in your greenhouse and less time behind your desk. WebTrack offers the broadest selection of live online inventory, less paperwork, and online order management.