Member Benefits


Annual Turf & Landscape Conference

Our 6+ 3A, 3B, and 3D credit bearing conference contains hours of relevant presentations and over 50 vendors. This is an excellent opportunity to network with members of our industry and connect with our loyal vendors.

Vendor and Dealer Network

Our loyal corporate and small business members are here to support and provide CGKA membership discounts to help our Association. We are proud of the support we receive from our vendors, and we celebrate the partnerships we form.

Monthly Workshops and Networking Events

Our monthly events provide educational and networking opportunities for our members and our industry. We aim to create opportunities to refine our skills, reinforce safety procedures, and educate our attendees for new way to be efficient and profitable. We welcome expert speakers to present to our group.

Digital Newsletters

Information, bid opportunities, networking opportunities, and links to relevant industry resources are distributed by email on a regular basis.

CGKA Annual Holiday Dinner and Awards Program

Our members are welcome to join the Board of Directors for dinner and the annual presentation of the Sal Cioffi award.


A hardscape themed evening for our members where we provide presentations by hardscape experts to educate our membership on new ways to transform outdoor living spaces.

CTEC Association Membership

The Connecticut Grounds Keepers Association contributes a portion of your membership dues to The Connecticut Environmental Council (CTEC) which represents our industry in legislative affairs in Hartford. CTEC is a coalition of professional associations, businesses and individuals which unites and informs its diverse membership on issues concerning the regulation and legislation of pesticides, integrated pest management, and water conservation.

UCONN Foundation

The Connecticut Grounds Keepers Association maintains our endowment at UCONN. This foundation continues to provide scholarship opportunities for local students who are enrolled in Turf, Landscape, and Horticulture related courses.


The Connecticut Grounds Keepers Association proactively informs our membership base of potential and upcoming legislation. We provide an easy and effective way to communicate and engage with your elected officials. By taking proactive steps to understand legal requirements, landscapers can ensure their business operations run smoothly and remain compliant with applicable regulations.

We're here to help! Call Us Today!

2023 marks the 53rd Anniversary of CGKA’s service to the Connecticut Green Industry and the mission of professional development, networking, and raising our standards. We take pride in being a cornerstone of the landscape industry in the state and invite those interested in joining our network to submit a form on our website or contact us directly. Let us help take your business to the next level!