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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  • Fragrant Garden Some plants can bring amazing fragrances to home landscapes, UGA agent says. Published: 09/20/18
  • Fall Transplanting Relocating plants from one spot to another can lead to a whole new landscape. Published: 09/20/18
  • Sustainable Gardening Workshop aimed at beginners and advanced environmentally-friendly gardeners. Published: 08/28/18
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Top Ornamentals Producers
County Name Value
Columbia $93,615,743
Forsyth 57,269,605
Grady 53,290,910
McDuffie 37,910,270
Paulding 27,148,425
Walton 25,991,085
Oconee 20,821,740
Coffee 19,897,567
Gwinnett 19,142,919
Fayette 17,402,656
State Total: $757,556,911

Displaying farm gate values for 2017. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.