Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The United Kingdom is one of the largest markets for flowers and plants in Europe. Flowers like roses, daffodils, tulips, chrysanthemums and lilies are popular at events such as weddings and funerals, as well as on occasions like Valentine's Day. Most flowers and plants are imported, with the Netherlands accounting for the vast majority of industry imports. Although the industry has performed well over the past five years, the high level of import penetration has created a relatively challenging operating environment for industry participants.
An increase in demand for locally sourced flowers and plants, driven by the wider economic recovery, has supported industry growth over the past five-year period... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Hardy nursery stock
Hardy nursery stock is by far the largest product segment, generating an estimated 65.4% of industry revenue. The segment includes shrubs and climbers, ornamental trees and hedging, herbaceous plants and container-grown nursery stock. The value of this segment has risen by nearly 10% over the past decade. The increased popularity of these plants can be credited to the convenience of buying plants that are relatively small but have advanced root systems. These attributes make them ideal for small living spaces or offices. Nursery shrubs have also grown as a percentage of revenue over the past 10 years. These types of plants are generally smaller than trees and have more stems... purchase to read more