Garden Retail awards 2011 shortlist unveiled

Judges describe entries for this year's Garden Retail Awards as the best that they have ever seen.

Horticulture Week sister magazine Garden Retail has announced the shortlist for the Garden Retail Awards after what judges described as the best set of entries yet.

Around 100 entrants showcased the best of the industry with particularly strong competition coming in the best planteria category.

Judge Chris Day, from Buckingham Garden Centre, said: "I really enjoy judging the refits, new builds and launches in the business development category, they are always very diverse.

"It makes an interesting comparison - the efforts of multi-million-pound-turnover centres compared to modest developments that lack vast corporate backing. The smaller centres are always very innovative."

The awards' sponsors include Bayer Garden, Floramedia, Greenfield Software, the HTA, Landgard, MorePeople, Mr Fothergill's, PATS, Quinton Edwards, Sinclair and Westland.

The ceremony will be held on Monday 31 October at Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London W1K 7TN.

To attend, call 020 8267 4433 or email


Garden Retail Awards 2011 - The full shortlist of this year's potential

Albrighton Garden Centre
Blooms Cardiff Garden Centre
Coolings Nurseries
David Austin Roses
Endsleigh Garden & Leisure
Fermoys Garden Centre
Fulham Palace Garden Centre
Garden & Leisure
Harrow Garden Centre
Hayes Garden World
Huntingdon Garden & Leisure
John Woods Nurseries
Lowden Garden Centre
Mill End Nursery
Millbrook Garden Company
Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre
North One Garden Centre
Old Barn Nursery & Garden Centre
Perrywood Garden Centre
Planters Garden Centre
RHS Garden Wisley
Sanders Garden World
Scotsdale Garden Centre
Scotts Miracle Gro
Shenstone Garden Centre
Sidmouth Garden Centre
Simpsons Garden Centre
St Peter's Garden Centre
Stanway Garden Centre
Stockton Garden Centre
Syon Park Garden Centre
Tunbridge Wells Garden Centre
Vital Earth
Westland Horticulture
Woodcote Green Nurseries
World's End Garden Centre

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