Brexit - the impact on horticulture

The latest news on and reaction to the decision to leave the EU and how it is affecting the UK horticulture industry including garden retail, plant production, edibles production, landscaping, parks, sports turf and arboriculture.

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Dutch growers warned to expect export "bottlenecks" post-Brexit

Dutch growers warned to expect export "bottlenecks" post-Brexit

The Dutch government has warned the country's fresh produce sector to make preparations to minimise the impact of no-deal Brexit on exports to the UK.

Built environment sector figures warn of impact of no-deal Brexit

Built environment sector figures warn of impact of no-deal Brexit

The chief executive of the RIBA has said a no-deal Brexit would be a disaster as projects continue to be put on hold - while Balfour Beatty's boss has said Brexit uncertainty is hitting the construction sector's long-term future.

How will the cost of plant imports be impacted by Brexit?

How will the cost of plant imports be impacted by Brexit?

Garden centres not immune to political uncertainty caused by Brexit

Garden centres not immune to political uncertainty caused by Brexit

Garden Centre Association chairman Mike Lind says the "frustrating" failures of Parliament to agree on a deal for leaving the EU is creating uncertainty around capital investment programmes.

Governmental updates relating to Brexit

Brexit Tracker: LIVE TABLE

Brexit Tracker: LIVE TABLE

Our live table includes details of key Brexit-related policy, legislation and guidance documents published by UK government departments, non-departmental public bodies, devolved administrations and the European Commission and its agencies.

Edibles and ornamentals focus

Wildlife gardeners tackle Brexit

Wildlife gardeners tackle Brexit

Gardening for Wildlife post-Brexit is the theme of an international conference at the Flett Theatre, Natural History Museum (London) on 23 November 2016, organised by the Wildlife Gardening Forum (WLGF).

Brexit causes continental concern

Brexit causes continental concern

Results from a Mintel survey of over 7,000 consumers across Europe reveals that people in Spain, Italy and Poland are more concerned about the effects of Brexit on their own economies than British consumers are on the UK economy.

Farming can withstand a Brexit

Farming can withstand a Brexit

Growers will gain irrespective of referendum outcome.


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