We maintain a set of statistics on gardening and the industries that support it.  For instance, did you know that over two-thirds of British adults visit a garden centre every year?  Did you know that the combined area of the UK's domestic gardens is roughly the same as the whole of Somerset?  Or that UK adults spend around £1.5 billion each year on plants for their gardens?

If you need facts and figures for a media story or to support your business please get in touch at marketinfo@hta.org.uk

You may find what you are looking for in our frequently asked questions on the UK garden market below.

Horticulture facts

How many garden centres/retail nurseries are there in the UK?

There are an estimated 2300 garden centres and retail nurseries.
Horticultural Trades Association 2016

How much is the garden market worth?

The UK garden market is worth around £5 billion (excluding landscaping & amenity sectors).
Source: Garden Retail Market Analysis Report 2014

What is the typical UK garden size?

The average GB garden size is 14m2.
Average garden size for consumers aged 25-44 is 12m2.
Average garden size for consumers aged 45+ is 15m2 .
*based on actual gardens does not include balcony garden or window box, based on survey by Ipsos Mori for the HTA 2015

How many people have roses in their garden?

49% of people who have somewhere to grow outdoor plants grow roses.
Based on survey by Ipsos Mori for the HTA 2011

How much is consumer garden spend?

 In 2013 around £1.4 billion was spent on garden plants by GB consumers.
Total spend on garden leisure (garden furniture & BBQ’s) was £940m in 2013 .
Source: Garden Retail Market Analysis Report 2014

Are there any trends on garden spend online?

Consumers aged 45-54 are the biggest spenders on garden products excluding plants by age group. 
Ipsos Mori for the HTA 2015

Do people get ideas for their garden from gardening TV?

About one in four GB adults use Gardening television programmes as inspiration for their garden .
Ipsos Mori for the HTA 2015