Garden Retail Awards shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2008 Garden retail awards has been announced after judging by 10 of the industry's most knowledgable figures.

The judges were Steve Bradley, Val Bradley, Doug Stewart, Marc Rosenberg, Leslie Kossoff, Graham Clarke, Chris Day, Roger Crookes, Eve Tigwell and Matthew Appleby.

Garden Retail awards shortlist (in alphabetical order):

Best Themed Display: Endsleigh Garden & Leisure, Grosvenor, Woodcote Greens

Best Retail Promotion: Bransford Webbs, Burleydam, Frosts, Grosvenor, RHS Enterprises, Scotsdale

Most Successful New Product: Bayer, Garden Innovations, Focus/Mr Fothergill's Seeds, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Vital Earth

Most Successful New Plant: Focus, John Woods, Thompson & Morgan (Young Plants), Wyevale

Best Business Development: Christies of Fochabers, Dobbies, Sidmouth GC, Van Hage.

Best Concession: Garden & Leisure, Temptation, Tenterden

Best Customer Service: Cadbury Garden & Leisure, Grosvenor, RHS Enterprises, Scotsdale, Sidmouth,

Catering: Christies of Fochabers, Dobbies, Frosts Willington, Glendoick, Sidmouth, Whitehall

Pet & Aquatic: Melbicks Garden & Leisure, Tenterden

Planteria: Buckingham, Coolings, Ferndale, Frosts Woburn Sands, Grosvenor, Scotsdale

Retail Outlet under £3m turnover: Golden Acres Nurseries, Northone, Sidmouth, Simpson's, Palmers, Van Hage

Retail Outlet over £3m turnover: Gordale, Grosvenor, Garden & Leisure Huntingdon Scotsdale, Webbs,

Commitment to Training/Education: Bayer Garden & Leisure Group, Millbrook, Webbs

Community Involvement: Fairweathers, Fermoy's, Sanders GardenWorld, Scotsdale, The Gardens Group, Woodcote Green

Best Environmental Policy: Wyevale, Dobbies, Palmers, Sanders GardenWorld, tal Earth, Whitehall,

Employee of the Year: Endsleigh Garden and Leisure, Golden Acres, Grosvenor

Outstanding Achievement: TBA

To attend the event, please email or call 020 8267 4161 to book a table.

The event is supported by:

Quinton Edwards
Greenfield Software
BBC Gardeners World Live


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