Shortlist announced for the inaugural Horticulture Week Business Awards 2018

Horticulture Week is delighted to announce the names of the outstanding businesses shortlisted for the Horticulture Week Business Awards 2018.

Finalists networking at the 2017 HW Awards pre-dinner reception
Finalists networking at the 2017 HW Awards pre-dinner reception

This year's exciting list of finalists was selected by a panel of expert industry judges from a bumper crop of entries which included businesses operating in all corners of commercial horticulture and related industries. 

The shortlist features entrants who are up for one or more awards - and includes leading businesses from garden retail, landscape design, build and maintenance, ornamental plant production, fruit growing and arboriculture. 

The winners will be announced at a prestigious awards reception and presentation hosted by Horticulture Week at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square on the evening of the 28th June

The Shortlist in full: 

Allensmore Nurseries shortlisted twice 
Allen Innes, East Seaton Farm 
Angus Soft Fruits 
AR Neaves & Sons 
Barrell Tree Consultancy 
Berry Gardens 
Boxford (Suffolk) Farms 
Bridgman & Bridgman 
Building Design Partnership 
Burgon & Ball shortlisted 3 times  
Churchman Landscape Architects 
Esse Landscapes 
Farplants shortlisted twice 
Genesis Plant Marketing shortlisted twice 
Grange Farm Nursery 
Ground Control shortlisted three times 
Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centres shortlisted twice 
InsideOut Home and Garden Improvements 
Johnsons of Whixley  
Jon Sheaff and Associates
JPS Landscape Designs
Kernock Park Plants
Kikka Digga
Lockhart Garratt
Longacres Garden Centres
Majestic Trees shortlisted twice
Mee Farmers
Mitie Landscapes
North One Garden Centre
Old Railway Line Garden Centre
Kew Enterprises
The Old Moat Garden Centre 
Tendercare Nurseries
Tong Garden Centre
USP Creations
Wharton Natural Infrastructure Consultants
Wyevale Nurseries shortlisted 4 times

Commenting on this year's entries, Horticulture Week editor Kate Lowe said: "Many congratulations to all our finalists on reaching the shortlist - and a huge thank you to all our entrants for the time and energy they put into their entries for the inaugural Horticulture Week Business Awards 2018."

"We launched the Business Awards to honour, support and showcase to key stakeholders the extraordinary work and achievements of businesses operating in all corners of the UK horticulture industry today."

"The high quality of entries in this inaugural year speaks volumes about the talent, commitment, prowess and resilience of professionals leading today's best horticultural enterprises."

"Our judges' task to choose the finalists and winners was extremely tough. Thanks are due to each of them for their efforts to ensure everyone received a thorough hearing."

Judging panel

This year's expert judging panel included Sally Drury (HW), Tim Waterman (Greenwich University), John Adlam (Dove Associates), Andrew Wilson (ICL), Matthew Appleby (HW), Jane Lawler (Jane Lawler Associates), Laura Garnett (Perennial), Jason Burgess (BGA), Alex Godfrey (NFU), Andrew Marshall (Sinclair Pro), Gill Ormrod (HTA), Gerrard Smith (JTF Wholesale).

Awards sponsors

The Horticulture Week Business Awards are supported by industry sponsors Solex, Modiform, ICL, HTA, IWS Solutions, Bord na Móna, NFU and Sinclair. This year's charity partner is industry charity Perennial.

Winners announced on 28th June will be featured in the Horticulture Week Business Leaders' Gallery and Directory, and will be invited to take part in a series of exclusive Business Leaders Roundtables throughout the year. 

To BOOK TICKETS to the awards reception and presentation, please go to  For more information, email awards manager Sian O'Neill at

For sponsorship, email Roisin Kennedy at

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