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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Top Ornamentals Producers
County Name Value
Columbia $97,496,003
Forsyth 56,690,133
Grady 54,550,800
McDuffie 37,930,050
Paulding 28,244,000
Walton 27,259,680
Macon 23,292,500
Oconee 21,628,410
Coffee 20,799,201
Gwinnett 19,812,588
State Total: $846,468,456

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