The HTA family

In a nutshell, we're all about supporting UK garden businesses. We're proud to count 1,500 garden retailers, growers, manufacturers and landscapers in our members.  Here's how we help our members.

Winning customers

National Garden Gift Card

Our garden gifting scheme is the UK's longest running garden consumer promotion.  It drives around 2 million visits into garden centres each year, so if you're a retailer you can't afford not to be part of it. We also help suppliers to garden centres reach their trade customers through a range of trade shows, advertising and sponsorship services.

Learning and developing


Our members get business support like training, elearning, conferences and market research. It’s tailored to small sole traders through to large multinationals alike, and puts the expertise and experience of others in the industry at your fingertips.

Your safety net

We're there for you if 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. 

Representing you

Our industry and what we grow and produce adds to the economy, the environment and our health and welbeing. We're very proud and passionate about that, and we know you are too.  We work to make sure that government understands this passion, and shapes its policies accordingly.  

Run by members for members

Everything we do is for the benefit of our members. We don't have shareholders, and our only purpose is to support our members.  If you're interested in finding out more about us or joining, just click on the headings below.

Become part of the HTA


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 Taylor

President, Taylor's Bulbs

Adam Wigglesworth

Director, Aylett Nurseries

Alex Vick

Director of Finance, Horticultural Trades Association

Bob Hewitt

Chief Executive Officer, Klondyke Garden Centres

Chris Ramsden

National Account Manager, Hozelock

Geoff Caesar

Managing Director, Bransford Webbs

Ken White

Managing Director, Frosts Landscapes

Sandy Shepherd

Managing Director, Ball Colegrave

Simon Fraser

Scotland, Ben Reid Garden Centre

HTA Council

The HTA Council plays an important role in HTA governance. It 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


HTA Council

Adam Taylor

President, Taylor's Bulbs

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 and the North East, Ferndale Garden Centre

Nicci Gow

West Midlands, Burcot Garden Centre

Rebecca Grant

London, Northern Home Counties & Essex, Joseph Rochford Gardens

Sarah Daniel

Devon & Cornwall, Pengelly Plant Centre

Simon Fraser

Scotland, Ben Reid Garden Centre

Matthew Thomas

Wales, Frank P Matthews

HTA Team

HTA Team

Alex Vick

Director of Finance, Horticultural Trades Association

Anne Clark

Director of HR

Raoul Curtis-Machin

Director of Horticulture

Martin Simmons

Director of Operations

David Denny

Marketing & Insights Manager

Gill Ormrod

Communications Manager

Helen Cranstone

HTA Services Manager

Penny Evans

Academy and Careers Manager

Tim Bell

Commercial Manager

Andy Whelan

Regional Business Manager – England & Wales

Neil Cummings

HTA Regional Business Manager - Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland