A survey of more than 1,100 businesses has shown that environmental factors are the main driver for change in the future of the ornamental sector. A shortage of skills and access to labour followed environmental issues as the other top drivers for change.
The need for the survey to be completed was identified by the Ornamental Horticulture Roundtable Group. Organisations including AHDB Horticulture, Royal Horticultural Society, Arboricultural Association, British Association of Landscape Industries, Chartered Institute of Horticulture and Landex co-funded the activity. In association with the Horticultural Trades Association and National Farmers’ Union.
Research specialist Pye Tait Consulting gathered data and carried out interviews between April and June 2019.
You can now download the main sector skills report and the individual sub-sector reports on this page.