September 21, 2017


Bents reveal new look for gift department -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fish4Dogs – Could you be a Fishionary? -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

National Trust Wildlife products launched at GLEE 2017 -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Squire’s shortlisted for ‘Best Garden Centre’ by the Express -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

SBM Life Science: Solabiol – In tune with nature -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hozelock launch new Classic Hose Connector -

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Stax grows garden offering through distribution deal with E.P. Barrus -

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Nicholas Marshall joins HTA Garden Futures Conference 2017 line-up -

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Darlac’s new collections hailed a success -

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Notcutts group report increased annual sales and profits -

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Good news for Zest 4 Leisure with new product launches and exciting developments set for 2018 -

Monday, September 18, 2017

Barrus celebrates its 100 year anniversary -

Monday, September 18, 2017

Russian trade visitors at GrootGroenPlus 2017 -

Monday, September 18, 2017

Shruti Designs brings fashion accessories to RHS licensing programme -

Sunday, September 17, 2017

News brands and new products from SBM Life Science -

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Stax and Paroh put pen to paper and agree national distribution deal -

Saturday, September 16, 2017

New president for the HTA -

Friday, September 15, 2017

GIMA Innovators’ Seed Corn Fund 2017 awarded to bio-bean -

Friday, September 15, 2017

Conwy Valley garden centre sold -

Friday, September 15, 2017

Challenging year for growing media producers -

Friday, September 15, 2017

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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