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 $93,619,978
Forsyth 60,046,537
Grady 38,724,756
McDuffie 37,910,270
Paulding 27,148,425
Walton 26,364,021
Macon 24,814,750
Oconee 20,371,890
Gwinnett 19,482,096
Fayette 16,736,390
State Total: $752,199,731

Displaying farm gate values for 2018. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.