Following the success of the 2020 Virtual New Plant Awards, we will again be running them for exhibitors of the HTA National Plant Show. 

This year we will be holding a  webinar on Tuesday 22 June at 11 am to celebrate all our entrants and announce the category winners and Best in Show.


The 2021 Judging Panel, Co-Chaired by Martin Simmons, HTA Director of Membership and Pippa Greenwood, HTA Horticulture Manager includes Laura Jackson -Swarkestone Nursery, Andy Smith - The Klondyke Group, Chris Young - RHS Editor at Large and Jane Moore - Garden Media Guild.

Growers have entered over 80 new plants, in the webinar, the judges will reveal which plant has been awarded Best in Show and Best in Category across five categories – Herbaceous Perennials; Annuals; Houseplants; Shrubs & Climbers and Trees & Conifers. 


The Visitor vote is live!
(Closing at 2pm on Monday 21 June)

The judges are narrowing down the entries and will come up with a final top ten! They are choosing their’ Best in Category' winners and ‘Best in Show’, but we need you - the 'Virtual Visitors' - to choose your Visitor Vote Winner! 

After opening the survey to vote you will find images of the Top 10 new plants and beneath these, a short description of each plant. To vote, simply click on the images of your two favourite plants and hit 'Done' at the bottom of the page! The winner will be announced on Tuesday 22 June at 11am, in a special webinar


Click on the PDF document below to download full entry details for all the plants entered into this year's awards. You can look over each in detail ahead of the announcement on Tuesday in the webinar

VNPA21 Entry Details


Click here for information on previous winners.

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