The Horticultural Traders Association

HTA Members

Hayes Garden World is proud to be members of the Horticultural Trade Association (HTA). The HTA is one of the largest trade associations in the Uk and has been established for just over 100 years and has a almost 1600 businesses with a turnover of over of £5 Billion a year. Their roll is vital in guiding the industry collectively towards best practices, we consider them a very credible source when it comes to following recommendations for improving our environmental impact. The HTA works very close with many agencies, associations and groups such as

  • DEFRA - Soil Strategy for England
  • Peat Partnership Project - DEFRA
  • The Association of Professional Landscapers
  • The Growing Media Association - Information on growing media

This allows them to consolidate research and make recommendations to us and the industry as a whole, ensuring we are always aware of ways that we can improve our services and reduce any negative impact that we have on the environment.

Topical Subjects

Impact of Chalara on Amenity Growers

Ethical and Sustainable Landscaping

Our Hayes employees, have a vast wealth of knowledge, we have several staff with over 50 years experience each of their fields. Plants, planting and landscaping have been our life for almost 200 year. With over 100 staff across the garden centre, our depth of knowledge is vast. We now also have aquarium staff who are able to offer advice in fresh water, tropical and marine fish keeping, ponds, pond plants and water features.