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BOA helping growers grow.

The BOA (British Ornamentals Association) is a trade association representing both ornamental growers and the allied trade within the protected ornamentals sector.
BOA Mission Statement “To ensure that resources are directed towards grower’s needs for R&D, marketing & political representation thereby assisting growers to grow together and raise the profile of their industry”
The BOA is a specialist group of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and uses the influence and political lobbying strength of the NFU to ensure ornamental plant growers’ interests are represented.

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Our Aims

The Association’s primary aim is to support the needs of growers particularly in R&D, marketing and wider sector representation. By helping the bedding and pot plant, cut-flower and other ornamental plant growers to work together, the Association aims to achieve common goals enabling all growers to move forward in an ever-changing marketplace.


The BOA jointly funds the Peter Seabrook/ BOA Bursary, available to students in further education and apprenticeshps.

Technical events

BOA works to support growers through its technical committee activity, organising events, study tours and technical workshops.


BOA seeks to support growers through the promotion of ‘Home Grown’ and other marketing initiatives which support members’ plant sales and to raise the profile of ornamental plants

Technical groups.

BOA works to support growers to improve the culture of individual crops, organising visits and technical workshops. Our poinsettia group is very active

Members Advice Centre

The BOA would like to offer our members the widest range of advice possible, with access to experienced advisors and the most up to date technical advice.