The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is a 110 year old organization in the UK. Its member growers represent approximately 80 per cent of the total U.K. production of ornamental plants, including all major U.K. growers.
HTA membership covers all aspects of the industry and includes some 1,600 businesses and 2,700 outlets representing retailers, growers, landscapers, service providers, manufacturers and distributors of garden materials.
It would be good if we had a comparable organization here in the U.S. Our media and consumers would be far better informed if we did.
The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is a modern, leading-edge trade association representing the UK garden industry.
Established in 1899 at the Crystal Palace by 60 like-minded horticulturalists, the HTA has, for over 100 years, promoted the interests of its members and the industry at large. A cost-effective and comprehensive range of business support and development initiatives are available to individual members. To the membership as a whole, HTA provides a vital forum for identifying and dealing with key garden industry issues and opportunities, represents industry views to Government and is its voice in the media.