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Further details of industry organisations and trade associations.

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Horticulture Industry


Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)

Fruit Bowl 1 (374px * 501px)Statutory levy board funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain. Its purpose is to make UK agriculture and horticulture industries more competitive and sustainable.

Royal Horticultural Society

UK-wide charity promoting gardening and all things plants-related.

Horticulture Trades Association (HTA)

Trade association for the UK garden industry with members including most garden centres and other garden retailers, growers, landscapers, manufacturers and suppliers.

Horticulture Development Company (HDC)

Part of the AHDB, the HDC is a levy-funded organisation that supports research and development across more than 300 horticultural crops.

Institute of Horticulture (IoH)

Organisation representing those professionally engaged in horticulture in the UK and Ireland.

GROW Careers

Institute of Horticulture-backed initiative providing information about working in the industry.

Royal Forestry Society

One of the largest woodland educational charities in the UK.

Woodland Trust

The UK’s leading woodland conservation charity.


Campaign to encourage the next generation of horticulturalists.

Press and Media



Subscription-based news covering the international fresh fruit and vegetable business.

Fresh Produce Journal

Subscription-based magazine and online news coverage of the UK fresh produce sector.

Garden Forum

Online news source for the UK gardening industry.

The Grocer

Weekly magazine and news website covering the FMCG sector, including fresh fruit and vegetables.

Horticulture Week

Subscription-based fortnightly magazine and news website covering the UK and international horticulture industry.


News website providing updates on the international horticulture industry.

The Fruit Grower

Monthly magazine for commercial fruit growers. Archive editions available to download for free.

The Commercial Greenhouse Grower

Monthly magazine for ornamental growers. Archive editions available to download for free.

Vegetable Farmer

Monthly magazine for commercial vegetable growers. Archive editions available to download for free.

Trade Associations and Professional Bodies


Amenity Forum

An independent body to bring together professional organisations with an involvement in the amenity horticulture sector.

Arboricultural Association

The largest body in the UK for the amenity tree care professionals.

Association of Professional Landscapers (APL)

Membership group representing accredited landscape companies who design, build and maintain gardens throughout the UK.

Blackcurrant Foundation

Group of blackcurrant growers who work together to promote the industry.

Brassica Growers Association (BGA)

Group to promote UK growers of green vegetables.

British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI)

Established to promote, support and inspire all professional landscapers, garden designers and landscape suppliers.

British Protected Ornamentals Association (BPOA)

Represents specialist growers of bedding plants, pot plants, cut flowers and other ornamentals grown under protection.

British Growers

Represents and promotes UK growers of horticultural crops, in particular vegetables and salads.

British Ornamental Plant Producers (BOPP)

Scheme to promote quality and standards amongst growers and packers of ornamental horticultural products and by growing media producers.

British Summer Fruits

For growers of soft fruits including strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and currants.

British Tomato Growers’ Association (BTGA)

Organisation to promote UK tomato growers.

Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA)

Trade association for manufacturers and suppliers of plants, products and services to commercial horticulture worldwide.

European Nursery Stock Association

Represents at an international level the common interests of growers and traders of hardy nursery stock products, including perennials.


A co-operative of UK farmers, small-scale local producers and farmers' market organisers.

Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC)

UK's fresh produce trade association with a membership of more than 700 businesses.

FRESHFEL (European Fresh Produce Association)

Forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables supply chain.

Institute of Groundsmanship (IoG)

A membership organisation representing the whole of the groundscare industry and all those involved in it.

National Vegetable Society

The society has some 2,800 members who range from allotment and kitchen garden growers through to some of the top exhibitors in the country.

Organic Growers Alliance

Group aiming to promote organic growing.

The Herb Society

Internationally-renowned educational charity dedicated to encouraging the appreciation and use of herbs.

The Garden Centre Association (GCA)

Currently represents more than 200 garden centres across the UK.

Turfgrass Growers Association

Only professional organisation in the UK and Ireland dedicated to the advancement of quality turf production.

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