Garden Press Event Celebrates Award Winners

The Garden Press Event that took place on 20th February, saw over 300 members of the garden press and media being welcomed for the day-long exhibition, to showcase the supply chain of the environmental horticulture industry. 

The event was organised by the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA) and featured just short of 100 exhibitors at the Business Design Centre in London.

Two prestigious awards were announced to round off the day: the Bob Maker Memorial Award for the Best Stand Display and the Best New Product Award.

During the day, the visiting press were invited to vote on both of the awards, with entrants who also donated to the Greenfingers Charity to be considered for recognition.

Blue Diamond’s British-grown houseplants were the proud recipients of the ‘Best Stand Display’Garden Press Event Blue Diamond Best Stand Award prize.

Jill Kerr and Nick Jones from Blue Diamond commented on how delighted they were:

“We are absolutely delighted to be presented with the Best Stand Award at Garden Press Event for British-grown and peat free houseplants, and our eco range of coffee pods. We’ve had a fabulous day, meeting so many members of the press and all types of different communications at the show today.”

The Dipping Tank Company emerged victorious in the 'Best New Product' category.

Garden Press Event Dipping Tank Company Best New Product AwardTheir innovative product offers a new way to store harvested rainwater with beautifully designed garden Dipping Tanks, which are not only eco-friendly but also add an exciting new feature to gardens.

Andrew Cousins from the Dipping Tank Company shared his excitement:

“I’m really pleased to get this award, a bit overwhelmed really – this has gone from an idea I had a few years ago, tinkering away in my spare time, and people telling me I should push it, and here we are, winning an award for it! Thank you very much to everyone that voted.”

Garden Press Event GERMIE seed starting kits were highly commended for their ultra-compact and reusable kitsGERMIE seed starting kits were highly commended for their ultra-compact and reusable kits, which offer an easy and efficient way to begin your seedlings.

Eric Baudouin from GERMIE commented:

“I’m so grateful to win this award, with so many other people, and from 70 new products, and we’re a winner! I’m speechless, really.”

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