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CHA - Commercial Horticultural Association
The Commercial Horticultural Association is the Trade Association for manufacturers and suppliers of plants, products and services to commercial horticultural growers throughout the world.


ADAS UK based Horticulture consultancy, training and research services offering technical, strategic and business solutions to UK and overseas.

The Apple and Pear Research Council

Arboricultural Association The Arboricultural Association is a charitable organisation, dedicated to conserving, enhancing and protecting Britain's heritage of amenity trees.

Association of Professional Foresters The Association of Professional Foresters (APF) represents foresters and those involved with the full range of related activities: silviculture, forest planning, management, policy and strategy, timber, trees and tree planting.

British Christmas Tree Grower Association The Association represents the interests of all who grow Christmas Trees in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

British Crop Council The British Crop Protection Council (BCPC) is a UK charity whose objective is to promote and encourage the science and practice of crop protection for the benefit of all.

The British Potato Council Provides general information on potatoes, caters for both industry and public access, provides information on press releases, events, newsletters etc.

Capability Sales Sales and training for the horticulture industry.

Central Science Laboratory Provides information on currently registered agrochemical products for all crops grown in the U.K.

CHA - Commercial Horticultural Association
The Commercial Horticultural Association is the Trade Association for manufacturers and suppliers of plants, products and services to commercial horticultural growers throughout the world.

Council for Environmental Education The Council for Environmental Education (CEE) provides a national focus in England for those committed to education for sustainable development.

The Country Landowners Association

Crop Protection Association Provides information on research projects, answers questions which are frequently asked and covers any news, publication lists etc.

DEFRA Provides news and details of grants etc. for the horticultural industry.

European Whitefly Studies Network Offers valuable research/knowledgebase into the control of whiteflies.

FARM - The independent voice of farmers - FARM is a membership organisation campaigning for a real future for farming.

Farm Advisory Services Team Ltd FAST is a team of advisers specialising in all top and soft fruit crops in the UK. We have an analytical laboratory and an IT department developing software for the industry.

Farm Energy Centre The UK's leading source of information on the application of energy based techniques in farming and horticulture.

Fauna & Flora International The world's longest established international conservation body. It is one of the few organizations whose remit is to protect the entire spectrum of endangered plant and animal species on the planet.

The Flowers & Plants Association The UK's generic promotional organisation for cut flowers & indoor plants: we aim to encourage the public to buy more of these products. We do this through education, exhibitions, editorial & media contact and are funded on a not-for-profit basis by members from all horticulturally related areas.

Fresh Produce Consortium Provides press releases, news, organisations activities, publication lists, membership information etc.

Guernsey Committee for Horticulture Provides technical and administrative services to the Guernsey horticultural industry. Site includes history, images and horticultural statistics.

Horticruitment U.K. World leaders in finding jobs for horticulturists and horticulturists for jobs. Established in 1989.

Horticultural Development Council Offers event listings, summary results of research, council news, press releases etc.

The Horticultural Trades Association Provides comprehensive information on members, business development and nearest nursery and garden retail outlets etc.

Horticulture Research International Research, development and technology transfer in horticulture.

HortiTech HortiTech is the commercial contracting arm of Horticulture Research International, reporting to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF). The organisation was formed in 1990 as a merger of the major horticultural experimental stations and institutes providing scientific research and technology development to the industry.

HYDRA - The Organic Organisation Europe's largest organic membership organisation. It is dedicated to researching and promoting organic gardening, farming and food.

John Innes Centre International Plant and Microbial Science Institute of research.

Institute of Agricultural Engineers The Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) is the professional body for engineers, scientists, technologists and managers in agricultural and allied industries, including forestry, food processing and agrochemicals.

Institute of Chartered Foresters All aspects of tree management, including forest and woodland management, arboriculture, urban forestry, environmental forestry and research, education and training in these fields.

Institute of Food Research Research into key issues of concern to industry, consumers and regulators.

IGER(Institute for Grassland and Environmental Research) R&D, consultancy and services in agriculture, environment and bioscience.

Institute of Grocery Distribution Provides information on membership, publications, training courses, press releases etc.

Institute of Groundsmanship Represents groundsmen, greenkeepers and all others involved in landscaping, horticulture, and amenity management.

The Institute of Horticulture The Institute of Horticulture is the authoritative organisation representing all those professionally engaged in Horticulture.

The Lawn Company Limited The leading professional lawn care organisation. Franchise opportunities available.

Long Ashton Research Station Integrated Approach to Crop Research.

The Met.Office Global weather services from the UK.

The National Farmers' Union (UK) The National Farmers' Union is the democratic organisation representing farmers and growers in England and Wales. Its central objective is to promote the interests of those farming businesses producing high quality food and drink products for customers and markets both at home and abroad. Central to this objective is itsnmentally-friendly and welfare conscious farming practices and a desire to ensure the long term survival of viable rural communities.

National Farmers Union (Scotland) Offers information on services to members, provides event details, news etc.

National Institute of Agricultural Botany An independent organisation working in the fields of food, farming, environment and research.

National Trust A directory of sites and gardens to visit - A peatfree policy for both plant sales and gardening - Polesden Lacey has an extensive range of plants!

National Urban Forestry Unit Provides information about the UK's National Urban Forestry Unit and its work.

Long Ashton Research Station The Department of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Bristol.

Pesticides Safety Directorate Offers advice on registering products in Europe, provides a search function for products.

PBI Cambridge Britain's major plant breeder.

Processors and Growers Research Organisation The centre of excellence for production and use of all types of peas and beans.

The Royal Agricultural Society Plays a leading role in the development of british agriculture and horticulture.

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew

Royal Horticultural Society

Royal National Rose Society The RNRS is the world's oldest and largest specialist plant society.

SCATS SCATS, for Animal Feed, Grain Trading, Arable Inputs, Groundcare and 19 Countrystores for your horticultural needs.

Soil Association Exists 'to research, develop and promote sustainable relationships between the soil, plants, animals and the biosphere, in order to produce healthy food and other products.

TAP Information The Industry site for buying and selling fresh produce, cut flowers etc.

Tomato Growers Association The assocation represents approximately 85% of the total U.K. and Channel Islands tomato growers.

UK Irrigation Association Represents all aspects of irrigation in the UK including agriculture, horticulture, amenity, sports surfaces and landscaping.


Bloemen Veiling Holland Flower Auction Holland is one of the world's largest flower auctions with auctioning centres in both Naaldwijk and Bleiswijk. These two auctioning centres together account for an annual turnover of more than two billion guilders. Millions of flowers and plants are auctioned on a daily basis at Flower Auction Holland.

FlorEcom The E-commerce for the dutch floraculture sector.

The International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) A non-profit industrial organization with around 500 member companies in about 80 countries. IFA actively promotes efficient, responsible production, transport and use of all plant nutrients to maintain and increase agricultural production worldwide in a sustainable manner.

The International Flowerbulb Centre Organises and carries out promotions and communication for the dutch flower bulb growers.


Flower Export Council of Australia Long term commitment to the promotion of Australian fresh and dried flowers in the world's markets.

International Plant Propagators Promotes the seeking and sharing of information about the art and science of plant propagation.

Nursery & Garden Industry Australia Website for provision of technical and marketing information to the Australian professional nursery industry. Industry value over $2,000 million Australian.

Plant-tech. Horticultural Production Management A website dedicated to the integration of horticulture with production management. Including plant propagation database, process design and management and greenhouse management.

Rare Fruit OnLine Information for growers, users and collectors of rare fruit - Free information.