This includes a rise in flowers and bulbs grown in the open to £44m from £37m, hardy ornamental nursery stock up to £718m from £699m and protected crops up to £335m from £315m.
All of the figures in the statistical release are the highest they have ever been, going back to 1997.
Imports are up from £1.06bn in 2012 to £1.087bn in 2013. Imports of indoor plants increased from £107m to £127.3m and outdoor plants are up from £55.1m to £58.6m. However, the figures for trees are down from £62.5m to £62.4m.
Imports of bulbs are down from £94.7m to £90.4m. Cut flower imports are up from £652.9m to £664m. Among these figures, chrysanthemum imports are down from £126.5m to £109m, gladioli up from £8.2m to £9.7m, orchids down from £22.3m to £6.2m, prepared flowers and buds up from £45.3m to £83.8m and roses up from £156.7m to £168.4m.
The figure for exports rose from £51.65m in 2012 to £65.27m in 2013. The biggest risers were cut flowers, from £13.55m to £25.98m, and cuttings, slips and young plants at £7.23m from £6.04m. Orchid exports rose from £1.12m to £3.73m. Outdoor plants exports were up from £4.45m to £5.19m.
The full statistics are available to view at www.gov.uk/government/statistics/ basic-horticultural-statistics-2014.