Horticulture Week's deputy editor scoops Garden Media Guild best news story award

HW's Matthew Appleby has won the Garden Media Guild's News Story of the Year Award for his report on RHS-backed Valentines' Day bouquets sold by Interflora.

Horticulture Week deputy editor, Matthew Appleby
Horticulture Week deputy editor, Matthew Appleby

His investigation followed an angry response on Twitter from British growers upset that the supposedly British-grown cut flowers used in the £195 "Ultimate Love Bouquets" were not available at that time of year.

Two other HW writers were also shortlisted for awards. Master gardener and writer Alan Sargent was shortlisted in the David Hessayon Garden Columnist of the Year category for his Sargent's Solutions column, while landscape correspondent Sarah Cosgrove was shortlisted for three reports during the year.

Horticulture Week has also won Haymarket Business Media's outstanding content award for 2014.


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