Why Horticulture Matters

Britain’s growers of fruit, vegetables, flowers and plants produce a huge array of crops for a great number of markets making british horticulture diverse and exciting.

The fruit and vegetables produced in the UK are the foundations for supplying the nation with the basic ingredients of their 5-a-day while the flowers and plants give homes, gardens and public spaces a brightness and vividness.

Horticulture is very valuable to the economy as well, contributing approximately £1.2 billion to the value created by Britain’s economy every year.

Developments in the horticultural industry with the introduction of polytunnels as a method of keeping tender fruits safe from British weather, certain crops seasons’ have been increased dramatically- in the case of strawberries from 6 weeks, to 6 months!