Judges Adam Pasco, Adam Wigglesworth, Martin Simmons, Neville Stein, Liz Dobbs, Steve Bradley, Val Bradley, Chris Collins, Kris Collins, Toby Buckland, Christine Walkden, Eve Tigwell, Paul Pleydell, Philip Evason, Adam Wigglesworth, Tim Rumball and Iain Wylie agreed that the standard of entries was better than ever.
Sponsors include the HTA, Westland, Bord na Mona, Briers, Catering Projects, Quinton Edwards, MorePeople, Sinclair, Town & Country and Solex.
The winners will be revealed at an awards night on 5 November at Grosvenor House in London. An early-bird rate is available for bookings until 13 September.
The lifetime achievement and Westland star of the future award will be among those announced at the event. For further details, see www.gardenretailawards.com.
Garden Retail Awards Shortlisted firms
Fermoy's, Glendoick Garden Centre, Garden & Leisure Cadbury, Garden & Leisure Endsleigh, Garden & Leisure Melbicks, Garden & Leisure Huntingdon, Hozelock, Fire Magic, Town & Country, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Westland Horticulture, Belton Garden Centre, Squire's, Lay of the Land Garden Centre, Dunbar Garden Centre, Garden Wise, Sidmouth Garden Centre, Scotsdales, Mains of Drum, Cooling's, Crowders, Creative Gardens, Colne Valley Garden Centre, New Hopetoun Gardens, Architectural Plants, Fishguard Garden Centre, Planters Garden Centre, North One Garden Centre, Garden King, Timmermans Garden Centre, Woodcote Green Garden Centre and Nurseries, The Gardens Group, Monkton Elm Garden Centre, Eastfield Garden Centre, Hawley Garden Centre.