Oxford Economics reported Horticulture and landscaping contribute value to the UK economy.
It sets out the scale and economic characteristics of the nation’s ornamental horticulture industries, as well as the role of horticulture in driving tourism, attracting visitors to the UK’s many renowned parks and gardens.
Together, these channels contributed £24.2 billion to national GDP in 2017, encompassing the direct impact, the sector’s UK-based supply chains, and the wage-financed consumption of people employed in the sector and among its suppliers.
Through the same channels, the ornamental horticulture industries supported the employment of 568,700 people, while generating £5.4 billion in revenues for the government in 2017.
Yet horticulture is hardly referenced in the national curriculum or promoted as a valued career path?
Interesting topic of conversation!