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Award winners celebrated at the Garden Press Event 2024

21 February 2024

The Garden Press Event on 20 February welcomed over 300 members of the garden press and media for a day-long exhibition showcasing the entire supply chain of the environmental horticulture industry. Organised by the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA), the event featured almost 100 exhibitors at the Business Design Centre in London.

Rounding off the day was the announcement of two prestigious awards: the Bob Maker Memorial Award for Best Stand Display and the Best New Product Award. Throughout the day, the visiting press voted on both awards, with entrants also donating to the Greenfingers Charity to be considered for recognition.

Blue Diamond’s British-grown houseplants won the ‘Best Stand Display’ prize.

Jill Kerr and Nick Jones from Blue Diamond expressed their delight

“We are absolutely delighted to be presented with the Best Stand Award at the 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. 

Their 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.”

GERMIE 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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