For the British ornamental horticulture sector, the Brexit can have major implications. There is a real chance that ornamental products from the EU will become more expensive as a result of import tariffs, import barriers and/or a lower price of the British pound. Production in the United Kingdom can benefit from this. What exactly is domestic production in England?
The area for cultivation of ornamental plants in the UK is around 11,600 hectares in 2019. Flowers and bulbs in the open have a 57% share, Hardy nursery stock 39% and flowers and plants in protected cultivation 4%. Since 2017, the area of ornamental plant products in the United Kingdom is shrinking.
The total production value of ornamental plant products also falls. In 2018 it amounted to approximately 1,3 billion BP. This was about 2% less than in 2017. In particular, the production value of cut flowers/flower bulbs decreased by 6,7% compared to 2017. Nurseries account for almost 70% of the production value.