Where do garden centers buy the most plants? [infographic]

Where do garden centers buy the most plants? [infographic]

Horticultural Research Institute trade flow survey results indicate states with highest out-of-state plant sales and other findings.

October 20, 2016

Washington, D.C. and Columbus, OH – The Horticultural Research Institute has released “Where Do Plants Go?,” an infographic that uses recent statistics collected by researchers and published in The Journal of Environmental Horticulture.

The infographic showcases the inter-regional trade of plant products data collected in the National Green Industry Survey conducted by the Green Industry Research Consortium. The survey was supported by a grant from the Horticultural Research Institute. 

Highlights include:
States with highest out-of-state plant sales
Regions representing most plant purchases
Changes in plant sales by region from 2008 to 2013

“Once again, (HRI) funding has made this national green industry survey possible, filling the gap between government-sponsored research and expensive market research reports,” says Dr. Charlie Hall, research participant in the Green Industry Research Consortium. “These data will make a big difference in our state and national policy debates affecting the green industry!”

(HRI) exists to understand the business of horticulture and, by doing so, fund, advocate for, and direct research specific to horticulture and horticultural businesses. Funded by hundreds of green industry philanthropists and businesses, (HRI) provides effective, efficient, and relevant solutions. Publishing research in The Journal is another way (HRI) helps build prosperous businesses, advance the green industry, and fulfill its core vision. www.hriresearch.org