Grower of the Year 2011 - the finalists

Forty-eight commercial horticulture businesses and production horticulture professionals have made it through to the finals Grower of the Year Awards 2011.

The finalists, listed below, were selected - in one of the most hotly-contested competitions in recent years - from close to 70 entries by the team of independent judges who are:

Horticultural consultant David O’Connor of the Allium & Brassica Centre
Nursery stock consultant John Adlam
British Independent Fruit Growers Association chairman John Breach,
ADAS consultant and HW columnist Andrew Hewson
Horticulture consultant Chris Rose of Chris Rose Associates
Managing director of William Sinclair Horticulture’s professional business, John Tugman

Grower of the Year Awards 2011 - the finalists

-    AC Goatham & Son
-    AJ & CI Snell
-    Baginton Nurseries
-    Barfoots of Botley
-    Benzies
-    Blackcurrant Foundation
-    Brian Moralee
-    Christopher Price
-    David Austin Roses
-    Dibleys Nurseries
-    Edible Ornamentals
-    E Oldroyd & Sons
-    FlavourFresh Salads
-    Fenmarc Produce
-    Fresca Group
-    FW Mansfield & Son
-    George Busby & Sons
-    Golden Acres Nurseries
-    Home Harvest Salads
-    Institute of Food Research
-    John Woods Nurseries
-    Kirton Farm Nurseries
-    Lincolnshire Herbs
-    Lincolnshire Field Products
-    Lower Hope Fruit
-    Mail Order Trees
-    Majestic Trees
-    Manor Fresh
-    Maryanne Stokes
-    Passfield Data Systems
-    Pentland Plants
-    Practicality Brown
-    Prem Mann
-    Premier Vegetables
-    RF Lawrence & Sons
-    Sarah Shynn
-    Sheepdrove Organic Fruit & ­Organic Farm Food
-    Staples Vegetables
-    Stewarts of Tayside
-    Stephen Hansord
-    Stubbins Marketing
-    Tendercare
-    Thompson & Morgan
-    Vital Earth
-    Viking Nurseries
-    Wight Salads

The winners will be announced at an awards dinner and presentation, which will take place at the Lancaster London in the capital on 17 February.

For tickets, call Kate Collins on 020 8267 8188, email or go to

The awards event is sponsored by ASDA, the HTA and the NFU. Category sponsors are Botanicoir, Flamingo, LS Systems, Landgard, Quinton Edwards, Rijk Zwann, MorePeople and New Spitalfields.

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