Garden Retail & Garden Industry Awards - Still time to enter!

Great news -- the deadline for entering the Garden Retail & Garden Industry Awards 2016 has been extended until Thursday 8 October 2015.

The newly expanded awards programme will celebrate the very best in achievement and innovation across the garden retail and wider garden industry. The awards provide an exceptional opportunity for garden retail businesses and suppliers to the garden sector to showcase their achievements, innovation and success.

Keeping with current industry developments, 11 exciting new categories have been added to the line-up for garden centre outlets, including categories celebrating:

• The best providers of domestic landscape services including services provided directly by garden centres and services provided by independent landscape businesses
• Online excellence
• The best suppliers of plants to the garden centre market
Hosted by Horticulture Week, winners can look forward to their successes being promoted in print and online at Don’t miss the chance to showcase your achievements and those of your team.


To enter today or find out more, go to For general enquiries, email Sarah Fournier ( For sponsorship opportunities, email Aisha Roberts (

The awards presentation will take place on Thursday 4 February 2016 at the prestigious Grand Connaught Rooms, London WC2B 5DA.

The extended deadline for entries is 8 October 2015. A late-entry fee will be added to entries submitted during this extension period to cover additional administration costs to process entries in time for judging.

Garden Centre Outlet of the Year: Turnover under £2m
Garden Centre Outlet of the Year: Turnover £2m-£5m
Garden Centre Outlet of the Year: Turnover over £5m
Multiple Garden Retailer of the Year
Best Garden Centre Event
Catering Excellence Award
Online Excellence Award
Best Business Development:
New Build, Refit or Launch
Best Planteria
Customer Service Excellence Award
Garden Centre Landscape
Service of the Year
Garden Designer of the Year
Garden Landscape
Business of the Year
Garden Maintenance
Business of the Year
Retail Hardy Nursery
Stock Supplier of the Year
Retail Herbaceous
Perennials Supplier of the Year
Retail Bedding Plant
Supplier of the Year
Retail Hard Landscaping
Supplier of the Year
Best New Gardening Product
Best New Retail Product (non-gardening)
Commitment to Staff Development
Community Involvement Award
Greenest Garden Centre
Sales Team of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award

Garden Retail Summit
Consolidation among garden centres and their suppliers, the impact of a volatile euro on the garden plant and product supply chains, the growth of "little and often" purchasing and the impact on the industry of major changes to the Living Wage and Sunday trading are just some of the hot topics that will be tackled at the next Garden Retail Summit. It takes place on 4 February 2016, ahead of the evening’s awards event at the same venue. For details, go to

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