Four Oaks Award winners 2011

Solar-powered hot water system named best of the best at Four Oaks Trade Show

Skaino Services is named overall winner for its solar-powered nursery hot water system -image: HW
Skaino Services is named overall winner for its solar-powered nursery hot water system -image: HW

See our Four Oaks 2011 winners photo gallery.

A solar-powered nursery hot-water system from Skaino Services that was described by judges as a model system for the future took the overall prize for "best of the best" at Tuesday's Four Oaks Trade Show Awards.

With 138 entries from the exhibitors it was the biggest competition yet seen at the event. The large number of entries also reflected a record-breaking exhibitor attendance at the show this year, which featured 474 suppliers in total.

The judging panel for the awards consisted of garden writer Graham Clarke (chair), consultant Eve Tigwell and Grosvenor Garden Centre's Pete Davis.

The winners were presented with their awards at an event hosted by Horticulture Week at the show on Tuesday evening.

Awards Photo Gallery

Four Oaks Trade Show - Awards Winners and Highly Commended

Overall Winner: Skaino Services Bedding & Pot Plant

Winner: Gootjes-Allplant, Rudbeckia fulgida 'Little Goldstar'

Runner-up: Young Plants, Geranium Salsarita series

Professional Products & Services

Winner: Everris, Plant Trust Phytophthora Prevention

Runner-up: Fargro, Met 52 + Met 52 Granular vine weevil control

Retail Products

Winner: Vital Earth, Vitalizer

Runner-up: Lubera AG, Apple Redlove Era

Nursery Stock

Winner: Wyevale Nurseries, Salvia Amistad

Runner-up: Darby Nursery Stock, Salvia Amistad and Genesis Plant Marketing, Anemone 'Wild Swan'

Professional Equipment

Winner: Skaino Services, hot water solar system

Runner-up: Flowering Plants, Robust Hose Trolley

Technical Excellence

Winner: William Sinclair Horticulture, new growing media

Runner-up: Garden Lighting Solutions, Roma Light

Most Innovative Exhibit

Lovania Nurseries

Best Overseas Exhibit

Oscar Tintori.


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