This site is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Southern Nursery Association (1899 - 2020)
THIS SITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
When tomorrow comes this day will be gone forever, but I shall hold something which I have traded for it.
It may be no more than a memory, but if it is a worthy one I shall not regret the price.
Throughout the 121-year history of the Southern Nursery Association, there were many men and women involved in making the association successful. Many of those names are listed among the SNA Past Presidents and SNA Award recipients. However, there were still many instrumental people who served in one way or another – on education committees, trade show committees, researchers, or volunteers who gave their time, energy, and their talents. It is difficult to estimate the size and scope of the SNA community over the decades. But to all those who have been a part of the SNA effort, we salute you and thank you for your service. We hope the SNA legacy can somehow live on through this memorial website.
The SNA has a rich history spanning over 121 years (1899 -2021) . These pages capture and preserve the facts, the moments, and the people for future generations in an effort to honor and protect the legacy for years to come.
The SNA Legacy Fund was created in an effort to preserve the 121-year legacy of the SNA. Industry members are encouraged to donate to this fund, managed by HRI, which awards funding for horticultural research.
Through the years, numerous industry members were recognized for their distinguished talents, extraordinary service, and life achievements through the coveted SNA awards. Recipients are listed on these pages.
The first official exhibit was at the 1937 SNA Convention in Nashville, TN and over the next 60 years the SNA Trade Show grew into the largest regional trade show in the nation with 11,995 attendance and 1,685 booths in 2003..
Created in 1989 by the Southern Nursery Association, the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund is a 501 (c) 3 foundation providing academic scholarships to students in sixteen southeastern states.
SNA developed invaluable resources over its 121-year history. Here you will find links to valuable information that the SNA leaves behind.
This site has been created and is maintained by Danny and Karen Summers of Summers & Associates LLC as a gift of appreciation for the contributions the SNA has made to the horticulture industry through its 121-year history. We would like to express our gratitude to the many industry members who touched our lives in so many positive ways. Serving the SNA for nearly 30 years was truly a blessing and a rewarding experience that will long be remembered. We hope that in preserving the legacy of the SNA, the contributions of the association and the many people who gave their time, energy and talents are honored and protected.