HTA Logo Colour - high res_0The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is the trade association for the UK Gardening Industry.  It is dedicated to helping develop the industry and its members businesses, including most Garden Centres and other garden retailers, growers, manufactures and suppliers.


We are very proud that Tenterden and Canterbury Garden Centres were accepted as members of The Garden Centre Association (GCA) in 2011 and hope that the newly opened Folkestone Garden Centre will also be accepted in the coming months.

The Association is made up of many of the country’s leading garden centres. Every Centre has to achieve and maintain a high level of good business practice before they can be accepted as an approved Garden Centre Association member. To ensure that high standards are maintained, each garden centre is inspected annually. Being a member of the Garden Centre Association guarantees, for you the customer, excellent levels of service, superb quality plants and associated gardening products, together with innovative life-style displays, professional advice and information.

5 Year Hardy Plant GuaranteeOur Hardy Plant Guarantee means all our hardy plant stock (shrubs, trees, conifers and roses) are guaranteed for 5 years.  Our plant guarantee supports the Garden Centre Association’s belief that customers should be able to buy plants, confident of their quality, from any member garden centre.

Reasons to visit Garden Centre Association Member Garden Centres

  • Helpful gardening experts trained to advise you
  • Inspiration for your home and garden
  • The widest range of fresh, healthy plants cared for by professional horticulturists
  • Hardy nursery plants guaranteed to succeed or your money refunded
  • The most comprehensive range of gardening products
  • A rewarding experience for all the family all the year round

You can find out more about The Garden Centre Association by visiting their website.