Top 60 Ornamentals Nurseries: Nursery leaders

Private equity investment in the nursery sector is a new element, as Horticulture Week reveals its updated list of the industry's top 60 ornamentals nurseries by turnover.

Image: Neame Lea Nursery
Image: Neame Lea Nursery

The source of the figures is Companies House, unless stated otherwise.

Consolidation has slowed this year, but in one huge deal Flamingo buying Butters has created a group to cross over the whole ornamentals business. Newey expects to add more businesses in the future, while Neame Lea, which this year stripped out inter-company sales through consolidation into the Bridge Farm Group, expects to add £3m-£4m to both Neame Lea and Zyon Uk turnover in 2018. Dutch Flower Group is the biggest floriculture supplier to the UK, with a €1.3bn turnover.

This list reflects the breadth of the industry and includes bedding, tree, cut flower, bulb , hardy nursery stock and herbaceous growers, and some traders. If you believe you should be included, please email


We are delighted to announce the soon-to-be-available 12-page Top 60 UK Ornamental Nurseries Full Report & Analysis offering an in-depth analysis of the market, drawing on our ornamental nurseries industry-exclusive research. The report is the first of its kind into the UK ornamental sector, which is going through a period of rapid consolidation.

Horticulture Week’s exclusive Top 60 Ornamental Nurseries ranking is the only insight of its type available on the state of the UK ornamental growers industry.

The Top 60 UK Ornamental Nurseries Full Report & Analysis will include

*insight into each of the top 60 listed ornamental nurseries
*analysis of the leading players in the market, key personnel, the biggest risers in the ranking and up-and-coming nurseries, *learnings from nurseries recognised as leaders in the field,
*key buying and market trends and more.

To reserve your copy of this report once it goes on sale, please contact

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