Industry Surveys

The Maryland Nursery, Landscape and Greenhouse Association has commissioned several state-wide horticulture surveys over the past 10 years. Data reported from the survey results consistently supports that horticulture is the number two incoming producing commodity within Maryland's agriculture community. Below, please find the Executive Summary from the 2018 survey and at the very bottom of the page, you will find links to the 2018 survey results, 2012 survey results, 2007 survey results (issued in 2009), and 2003 survey results (issued in 2005).

The 2018 Maryland Horticulture Survey was conducted to measure the scope and impact of Maryland’s horticultural industry. The survey quantifies the types of plants grown and sold in Maryland, the sources and destination of plant materials, the number of individuals employed in the industry, the tenure of operation, the value of land and equipment, and horticultural sales. This survey also identifies factors which may be impacting growth of the industry. One final objective was to provide a measure of change with the previous surveys conducted in 2012, 2007, 2003, and 2000.