Scotts Miracle-Gro takes garden care innovation prize as Glee awards are announced in full

Scotts Miracle-Gro Patch Magic has won the Garden Care Innovation Award at Glee.

Judges Caroline Owen — managing director of Scotdales Garden Centre — and Lloyd Taylor, gardening buyer at Wilkinson, said: "The Miracle-Gro Patch Magic has fresh, bold packaging that showcases an innovative new product. It is really consumer-focused, with easy-to-understand instructions. The product also offers excellent value for money, plus the consumer guarantee adds confidence in purchase decision."

The Nursery Innovation Award was scooped by John Woods Nurseries for its Coprosma Pacific Sunset.

Judges Mike Burks of Castle Gardens and David Curtis, editor of The Landscaper, said: "The Coprosma offers really extraordinary colours. It's also an evergreen so it offers two points of interest in the same plant. This is a must for all gardens and container planting."

Other awards went to:

  • Garden Machinery Handy Distribution for the Garden Barber
    The judges said: "This product really stood out. It's a simple design that will make trimming hedges even easier."
  • Outdoor Living Transcontinental (Suntime) for Helicopter
    The judges said: "This is a product with great eye appeal at an affordable price. It's a really unique product with a broad appeal — superb."
  • Landscape Grow Camp for the Grow Tent
    The judges said:  "This is a well-priced, well-built product. The design is great and the product is really adaptable and easy to use. It's ideal for a time such as this where trends like grow-your-own (GYO) are booming. It will enable GYO enthusiasts to take their growing to the next level."
  • Home and Gift Calor for the Calor Hotspot
    The judges said: "The Calor Hotspot is a stylish, affordable and compact modern outdoor heater."
  • Retail Services Green Magic for the Sosite Wow
    The judges said: "This is a stylish, clean and adaptable product that is both lightweight and robust."

  • Green Innovation The Master Herbalist for the Seedbed Roll
    The judges said: "This is a brilliant product that has been excellently adopted from a commercial product. The Seedbed Roll provides the opportunity to raise quick-growing salads, as well as offering a more controlled environment and giving protection from pests and diseases in the early stages of growth."
  • Best of British John Woods Nurseries for Coprosma Pacific Sunset
    The judges said: "A British-grown plant that offers unique and interesting foliage and hardy, colourful fauna all year round."

  • The Glee Special Award Grow Camp for the Grow Tent
    The judges said: "A clear winner. The remarkable price point and easy design means that this product has impressed us all, and will encourage GYO enthusiasts to take their growing to the next level."

 

Stand awards included:

  • Best Shell Scheme Stand Inspired Gardens
  • Best Space Stand (up to 60sq m) Vivid Arts
  • Best Large Space Stand (over 60sq m) Gardman

 

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