Fun facts & figures

  • Over two-thirds of British adults visit a garden centre every year
  • The combined area of the UK's domestic gardens is roughly the same as the whole of Somerset!
  • You can burn off 87 Mars bars a year by doing some light gardening for one hour per week (e.g. raking, weeding)!

Frequently asked questions (FAQ's)

Frequently asked questions (FAQ's)

Q. How big is the UK garden market?

A. Ornamental horticulture and landscaping in the UK made an estimated £24.2billion contribution to national GDP in 2017. 

Around 568,700 jobs across the country are supported by ornamental horticulture and landscaping, equivalent to 1 in every 62 jobs!

The economic impact of ornamental horticulture in the UK report, 2018  

(Click here to download the full report)

Q. How much do consumers spend on their gardens?

A. UK households collectively spent around £7.5billion on garden goods and £2.4billion on the services of gardeners and landscapers in 2017. 

The economic impact of ornamental horticulture in the UK report, 2018. 

The average UK household spends around £150 on their garden each year. 

TGI survey, Kantar Media 

Q. What is the typical UK garden size?

A. The average UK garden is 14m2

For 25-44 year olds it is 12m2

For consumers aged 45+ it is 15m2

*average does not include window boxes/balconies

Ipsos Mori for HTA, 2018

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

A. There are an estimated 2,300 garden centres and retail nurseries, 

HTA, 2018