With Georgia's excellent climate, it's no surprise that horticulture and professional lawn care and landscaping businesses are among the fastest growing segments of Georgia agriculture. Horticulture and related professions are "Georgia's Green Industry" — thriving businesses providing an environmentally beneficial product to our state.

For information about home garden ornamentals, see our Lawn & Garden Ornamentals section.

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Southeastern Ornamental Horticulture Production News alerts and tips for nursery crop production (both field and container) of ornamental trees and shrubs.

Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics IPBGG faculty actively engage in training of graduate students, the development of new crop varieties, and basic research on the genetics and understanding of crop traits important to agriculture and human kind.

UGA Department of Horticulture Learn more about the horticulture department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Impact Statements: Ornamentals Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices in this area.

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  • Brown-eyed Susan Brown-eyed Susan is native to most of the country and cold hardy from Texas to Minnesota. Published: 08/17/17
  • Panicle Hydrangeas Panicle hydrangeas are smaller and have more flowers than their mophead cousins. Published: 08/10/17
  • Native Plant Garden UGA Extension Master Gardener Volunteers move garden from college to museum site. Published: 08/03/17
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Top Ornamentals Producers
County Name Value
Forsyth $61,218,733
Grady 45,365,760
Clayton 41,220,200
Clarke 36,833,634
McDuffie 35,577,950
Paulding 28,358,125
Gwinnett 28,093,265
Coffee 21,619,281
Oconee 19,174,500
Macon 19,057,500
State Total: $788,703,660

Displaying farm gate values for 2015. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.