With the gardening industry turning over £15 billion a year, you can't afford not to be a member of the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA).

The HTA supports big and small UK garden businesses. We welcome garden retailers, growers, manufacturers & suppliers, landscapers, and service providers in the UK. No matter the size or location, if you're part of the gardening industry, you need to be part of the association that represents it.  We run promotions that create extra sales for our members.  Whether you want extra footfall or to reach the 1,000 garden retailers in the UK,  we can help.

Our members get business support like training, elearning, conferences and market research. It’s tailored to small sole traders through to large multinationals alike. 

We offer a safety net when things go wrong, our advice lines are great for legal and HR issues.  If you’re a small business, you get cost-saving deals from insurers, card payment processors, and others. Plus, we can take up causes and concerns with government on your behalf.

Our members are part of a family who are all passionate about gardens and green spaces.  Every penny we get goes to representing our members interests to government and securing a bright future for UK horticulture.

We help our members flourish by representing, promoting and developing the garden industry, so by taking advantage of all the services we have to offer, your business is sure to develop and grow.

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HTA Council

The HTA Council plays an important role in the governance of the HTA and helps ensure the views of members are heard and reflected in decisions of the Board.

The HTA Council meets three times a year, usually in March, May and in the autumn, and is chaired by the HTA President.  Each branch or region of the HTA has a place on the council and regional representatives also act as contact points for members in their area in addition to the HTA Regional Business Managers. For general enquiries please contact council@hta.org.uk


HTA Council

Adam Wigglesworth

President, Aylett Nurseries

Adrian Cornelissen

North West, Burleydam Garden Centre

Alan Goold

Thames & Chilterns, Henry Street Garden Centre

Caroline Palmer

East Midlands, Palmers Garden Centre

Garry Winwood

South East England, Stone Cross Nurseries

Gavin Cooper

West of England, Orchard Park Garden Centre

Gill Tacchi

East Anglia, Robin Tacchi Plants

John Shannon

Northern Ireland, Inver Garden Centre

Jon Munday

Central Southern England, Blackmoor Nurseries

Neil Grant

Yorkshire, Ferndale Garden Centre

Nicci Gow

West Midlands, Burcot Garden Centre

Rebecca Grant

London, Northern Home Counties & Essex, Joseph Rochford Gardens

Richard Bramley

Wales, Farm Yard Nurseries

Sarah Daniel

Devon & Cornwall, Pengelly Plant Centre

Simon Fraser

Scotland, Ben Reid Garden Centre

Position currently vacant

North East

HTA Board

The HTA Board is elected annually at the association's Annual General Meeting and is chaired by the HTA President.

The HTA Board directs the affairs of the association and meets regularly with the HTA President and other HTA staff as required during the year.

Members of the Board are elected annually at the association's AGM held each autumn. All full members of the association are invited to attend and vote at the AGM.

For details of current HTA Board members, please see below.


HTA Board

Adam Wigglesworth

President, Aylett Nurseries

Adam Taylor

Vice President, Taylor's Bulbs

Stan Green

Immediate Past President, Growforth Ltd

Carol Paris

Chief Executive, Horticultural Trades Association

Alex Vick

Director of Finance, Horticultural Trades Association

Geoff Caesar

Managing Director, Bransford Webbs

Ken White

Managing Director, Frosts Landscapes

Sandy Shepherd

Managing Director, Ball Colegrave

Chris Ramsden

National Account Manager, Hozelock

Bob Hewitt

Chief Executive Officer, Klondyke Garden Centres

HTA Team

HTA Team

Carol Paris

Chief Executive

Raoul Curtis-Machin

Director of Horticulture

Martin Simmons

Director of Operations

Tim Bell

Commercial Manager

Anne Clark

Director of HR

David Denny

Market Information Manager

Penny Evans

Academy and Careers Manager

Gill Ormrod

Communications Manager

Andy Whelan

HTA Regional Business Manager - South

Neil Cummings

HTA Regional Business Manager - Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland

Helen Cranstone

HTA Services Manager