Dixon On ... Taking steps to boost horticulture's image
Politically, horticulture's image has lacked punch and impact. Yes, Parliament's British fruit industry group and the gardening and horticulture groups led by Laura Sandys and Brian Donohue ably raise the flag. But they compete against a huge number of sexier groups. Outsiders' views of horticulture are coloured by erroneous images of poor education and low skills. Less than supportive views being aired from high places result.