Chelsea product of the year shortlist issued

The RHS has drawn up a shortlist of 16 finalists for its new Chelsea Flower Show product of the year awards.

A panel of experts is to be announced shortly to judge the exhibits at the show on 22 May.

There were 66 entries with submitted for the award. In selecting the winner, the judges will be looking for original, intelligent design, and visual appeal as well as functionality, quality of manufacture, usability and sustainability.

COMPANY PRODUCT

Bosch Lawn & Garden Bosch AKE 30 LI Cordless Chainsaw
Burgon & Ball Sophie Conran Garden Tool Collection
CJ WildBird Foods Red Mason Bee Cocoons
Contor Aichinger Orange Blossom Brooch
David Harber The Mantle (sculpture)
Gaze Burvill Watts Seat (three-seater bench)
General Trading Company Tomato Planter
Habibi Moroccan Tiles & Interiors Habibi Lightweight Fountains
Hartley Botanic Glasshouses The Grange Glasshouse
Mr Fothergill's Seeds Pea & Bean Booster
Nether Wallop Herb Dryer
Rachel Carter Fallen Egg Sculpture
Sparrow & Finch Living Larder Salad Garden
Straysparks Creative Metalwork Poppy Plant Support/Birdfeeder
Triton UK Gothic Temple
Wilstone Charcoal Maker

* Approved formulations of 500g/l linuron


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