British Protected Ornamentals Association
Plant health inspection charges update
Following NFU intervention earlier in the spring, the NFU has now been reassured by government officials in Defra and APHA that plant health inspection fees will remain unchanged until October 2017.
Tesco promotes Home Grown plants
British Protected Ornamentals Association's "Home Grown Retailer of the Year", Tesco, is displaying the Home Grown label on its autumn range.
The British Protected Ornamentals Association was founded in the late 1970s. We now represent the interests of those involved in the production of all British ornamental plants grown under protection.
The BPOA is a trade association representing growers and allied trade companies. What does it do for its members?
How to join
The cost of membership is based on turnover, and ranges from £50 to £600 depending on which band your company falls into. The lowest band relates to turnover below £50,000 and the highest to turnover above £5 million.
The Management Committee manages the affairs of the Association. Members are elected at the AGM.
Home Grown Users Group
The Home Grown Users Group manages the marketing and promotional activities of the Home Grown brand.
The Technical Committee works to ensure research and development resources are directed towards grower needs.