Useful information

Horticulture Statistics

Annual statistics from Defra on the area, yield, production, trade and valuation of fruit and vegetable crops grown in the United Kingdom. Some historic data on ornamentals is also given.

Useful links

AHDB Horticulture

AHDB Horticulture, formerly Horticultural Development Company (HDC), was established in 1986 with a remit to fund research and development and communicate results to growers. In 2003, it was also given responsibility for near-market R&D for the apple and pear industry.


Horticulture Wales

Horticulture Wales provides focused, expert support to businesses involved in both edible and amenity horticulture supply chains within Wales.


The Royal Horticultural Society

The RHS was founded in 1804, and our core objective is to be the world’s leading gardening charity by inspiring passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture.


Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society

The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society is a Scotland-wide horticultural and gardening society. Members include both amateur and professional, generalists, specialists.


Chartered Institute of Horticulture

The Chartered Institute of Horticulture is the authoritative organisation representing those professionally engaged in horticulture in the UK and Ireland.


Horticultural Trades Association

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is the trade association for the UK garden industry. It is dedicated to helping develop the industry and its member businesses, including garden retailers, growers, landscapers, manufacturers and suppliers.


The Horticultural Innovation Partnership

Stimulating innovation in the UK Horticulture and Potato supply chain to enable a sustainable, profitable and expanding industry through collaboration in research, development and knowledge exchange.


Horticultural Grants
Grants for Horticulturalists

Grants for Horticulturalists

General horticultural grants website funded by the Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust and the Royal Horticultural Society.


Horticultural Fellowship Awards

AHDB Horticulture, East Malling Trust and the Horticultural Trades Association have agreed to fund up to five Horticultural Fellowship Awards (HFAs) to provide essential underpinning funding for UK-based horticultural applied researchers working in fields of study crucial to the future efficiency and competitiveness of horticultural crops grown in Britain.


Bursary Funds from the Royal Horticultural Society

RHS bursaries are generated primarily from bequests and donations by benefactors wishing to further the interests of horticulture and horticultural education.

Countryside Stewardship

Countryside Productivity Scheme

The government has made £5 million funding available to help farmers, growers, foresters and land managers access new technology and so boost productivity. The schemes available for horticulture come under the following areas: LED lights with wavelength control, Controlled atmosphere storage areas for fruit and vegetables, Remote crop sensors and Crop robotics.

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