February 19, 2018


Brackenburn creates renewable biofuel to burn in the home -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Garden centre donates materials to Care Farm students -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Best outdoor lifestyle retailer in the UK gong awarded to Gordale Garden Centre -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Stewarts Garden Centre customers thanked for £20,711 fundraising appeal total -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Plant expert to visit Perrywood Garden Centre for talks and orchid clinics -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Two added to Highfield Garden World planteria team -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Discount retailer boosts garden centre stock with Peterborough acquisition -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Residents express their shock and sadness at news Reigate Garden Centre is to close -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Grange Fencing introduces new consumer-facing brochure -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wyevale Garden Centres celebrates £1.7m fundraising success for Marie Curie -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

New owner for Peterborough’s The Barn garden centre -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Reigate Garden Centre will close by October so hundreds of new homes can be built -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Deans garden centres’ fundraising helps keep air ambulance flying high -

Monday, February 12, 2018

Sycamore Park Garden Centre boss gives update on future -

Monday, February 12, 2018

Beech’s Fine Chocolates re-launches Easter egg range -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Spring Puppy focus from JAMES WELLBELOVED® -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

94% of retail businesses missing out on tax exempt gifts that boost staff productivity and morale -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wildlife World celebrates 20 years in business -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Be ‘Lawn Ready’ for spring -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

‘Lubera’ & ‘Mayer’ At The Garden Press Event -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Glee New Product Awards 2017 – Winners announced

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Eleven ground-breaking new garden products have been confirmed as the winners of the coveted Glee New Product Awards 2017, at a special award presentation organised and run by Garden Trade News.

Selected from hundreds of entries showcased at Glee (11 – 13 September, NEC Birmingham), the winning products were chosen by an expert panel of judges, representing independent and multiple retailers and international suppliers.

Entries were submitted into twelve key garden retail categories, comprising:

  • Best Retail Services and Experiences Products
  • Best Outdoor Entertaining Products
  • Best Garden Decoration Products
  • Best Home, Gift and Clothing Products
  • Best Wildlife and Pets Products
  • Best Garden Care – Growing Accessories Products
  • Best Garden Care – Chemicals, Fertilisers and Growing Media Products
  • Best Plants, Seeds and Bulbs Products
  • Best Tools and Machinery Products
  • Best Landscaping Products
  • Best of British
  • Glee Consumer Choice – sponsored by Modern Garden

A further award – Visitor Choice Award, sponsored by The HTA – will be announced on Wednesday (13th September) morning at 12:30pm.  Retailers visiting the Glee New Product display are invited to vote for their favourite product after viewing the entries on display to select this year’s Visitor Choice Award.

The 2017 judges – Tony Kersey, Bunnings/Homebase; Michelle de Lavis-Trafford, Choice Marketing; Marcus Cousins, Aylett Nurseries; Heidi Towse, Frosts Garden Centres/Tillington Group; Ian Hodgson, Editor at Large, Garden News; Brian Archibald, bandhsolutions; Nigel Wallis, Baytree Garden Centre; Anita Meuleman, Editor in Chief, Garden Retailer and Tuinzaken – considered each entry on a challenging range of criteria, including innovation, design, quality, environmental credentials, pricing and retail potential – resulting in some hot debates and close runners-up in a number of categories. A shortlist was then decided for each category, with the shortlisted suppliers then invited to join the judges in the ‘Pitching Den’.

All entries can be found in a single central located New Product Showcase at the end of central boulevard in Hall 17.


Winners’ round-up

Best Retail Services and Experiences Products

Winner: Mud Daddy – Mud Daddu

Best Outdoor Entertaining Products

Winner:  The Fire Pod – The Fire Pod

Best Garden Decoration Products

Winner: The Solar Centre – TrueFlame

Best Home, Gift and Clothing Products

Winner: Gold Leaf – The RHS Collection

Best Wildlife and Pets Products

Winner: Wildlife World – Dew Drop Wild Bird Window Feeder

Best Garden Care – Growing Accessories Products

Winner: Elho – Green Basics Growhouse Flowerbridge

Best Garden Care – Chemicals, Fertilisers and Growing Media Products

Winner: Neudorff – Nemotode Range

Best Plants, Seeds and Bulbs Products

Winner: Wyevale Nurseries – Senecio Angel Wings

Best Tools and Machinery Products

Winner: Burgon & Ball – Wonderweed Puller

Best Landscaping Products

Winner: I-glo – I-glo Decking Disc

Best of British

Winner: I-glo – I-glo Decking Dish

A final award – Best New Product at Glee 2017 – was selected from all the entries received. This year the highly coveted title went to I-go – I-glo Decking Disc.

Matthew Mein, Glee event director confirmed: “We were delighted that so many superb, new products were entered for this year’s Glee New Products, and offer many congratulations to the worthy winners.  Our thanks also go to the judges who so kindly lent their valuable time and expertise.”

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