The most innovative players in the garden industry were put under the spotlight last month as judging for the 2015 Garden Retail Awards got underway. The shortlist has now been revealed (see box below).
Judges Gez Smith (JTF), Martin Simmons (HTA), Liz Dobbs (garden writer), Chris Collins (Blue Peter gardener), Iain Wylie (Garden Centre Association chief executive), Steve and Val Bradley (The Sun), Eve Tigwell (consultant), Neville Stein (consultant), Philip Evason (consultant), Paul Pleydell (planner) and Ian Riggs (British Protected Ornamentals Association) examined the entries from Britain's leading centres.
The awards ceremony will take place at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on 26 February 2015.
Held annually to recognise excellence in the garden retail industry and run in association with Horticulture Week, the awards are attended by more than 300 industry professionals.
Sponsors confirmed to date include Bord na Mona, GIMA, the HTA, Neudorff, Solex, Quinton Edwards, Briers and Town & Country.
To attend the awards, see www.gardenretailawards.com or call Petra Majzlikova on 020 8267 4014 or email petra. email@example.com.
Shortlist: Garden Retail Awards 2015
- Arboretum Home & Garden
- Armitage's Garden Centres
- Belton Garden Centre
- Blackbrooks Garden Centre
- Burgon & Ball
- Camden Garden Centre
- Coolings Green & Pleasant
- Coolings Nurseries
- Creative Gardens (NI)
- Design 4 Plastics
- Hetland Garden Centre
- Longacres Garden Centre
- Merryhatton Garden Centre
- Nordic Garden Buildings
- Old Railway Line Garden Centre
- Patio Black Spot Removal Co
- Perrywood Garden Centre & Nurseries
- Scotts Miracle-Gro
- Sidmouth Garden Centre
- The Mains of Drum
- Timmermans Garden Centre
- Town & Country
- West Six Garden Centre
- William Sinclair Horticulture
- Woodcote Green Garden Centre & Nurseries