A special category rewarding the efforts of the best plant suppliers to garden centre outlets has been named the Charles Notcutt Retail Plant Supplier of the Year Award – and will be presented to the winner by his daughter Caroline Notcutt at the evening Awards dinner and presentation in Covent Garden.
Charles Notcutt, who died last year aged 81, was an inspirational leader within the horticulture community, and instrumental in the rapid growth of Notcutts which he pioneered as a nationally known group of garden centres.
He was a member of the RHS Council for ten years, heavily involved with the HTA, the first chairman of the Garden Centre Association in 1966, and a past president of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture.
Kate Lowe, editor of Horticulture Week which runs the Garden Retail Awards said: "All of us at Horticulture Week are really very pleased to be able to recognize the contribution of one of the pioneers of garden retail in this way."
Entries are currently being invited for the Garden Retail Awards 2017 with the deadline set for 20th October.
The Awards dinner and presentation takes place on 22nd February at London's Grand Connaught Rooms.
To enter the Garden Retail Awards 2017, please visit www.gardenretailawards.com. For more information contact Tamsin Ballantyne at firstname.lastname@example.org. For sponsorship opportunities contact Tim Lomas at: email@example.com