GTN November/December 2021 - Garden Trade News, UK

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GIMA Awards 2021 Garden Landscaping Winner: Onduline Building Products Ltd ONDULINE EASYLINE DIY roof sheets Finalists: Vitavia Greenhouses - Janssens Urban Greenhouse, Deco-Pak – Glasglo, Woodlodge Products - Honey & Wild Song Bird Garden Arch Garden Clothing & Gifts Winner: Richard Jacksons Garden - Plantsmith Gift Boxes Finalists: Smart Garden Products Ltd - Bee's Collection, Burgon & Ball Ltd - RHS Gifts for Gardeners ‘British Meadow’ gardening gift collection, Woodlodge Products - Honey & Wild Bee Spiral Mobile Pet Care, Aquatics & Wild Bird Care Winner: Wildlife World - Artisan Bird Nesters Finalists: Smart Garden Products Ltd - Wild Wings Feeding Station, Capi Europe - Design Butterfly Hotel, Westland Horticulture - Peckish Natural Balance Bird Food Range

Garden Lighting, Water Features & Ornamentation Winner: The Solar Centre - Kingsbridge Solar Wall Light Finalists: Smart Garden Products Ltd - Mega SpiraLight, The Solar Centre - Salcombe Solar Wall Light, Smart Garden Products Ltd - Forli Flaming Lantern Decorative Pots & Planters Winner: Woodlodge Products - Bee Kind Honeycomb and Bumbee Pots Finalists: Woodlodge Products - Bee Wall Teapot, Burgon & Ball Ltd - Burgon & Ball Malibu indoor plant pots, Woodlodge Products Kensington Redstone Range Best Point of Sale Material Winner: Wildlife World - Cotswold Granaries FSDU Finalists : Elho - Sustainability Vertical Banner,

Elho - Green Basics 200L Rainbarrel POS, Westland Horticulture - Westland Specialist Feeds & Compost DQP Best Consumer Product Packaging Winner: Wildlife World - Cotswold Granaries Wild Animal Food Finalists: Sipcam Home & Garden - Ecofective Refills and Recycled Bottles, Westland Horticulture - Natural Balance Range, Vitax Ltd - Vitax Organic Feeds, Hozelock - Superhoze Packaging Best Marketing Communications & Social Media Winner: Evergreen Garden Care - Miracle-Gro Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 Finalists: STIHL - TV ad and supporting campaign, Westland Horticulture - Peckish Bird Campaign, Westland Horticulture - Specialist Digital Campaign

GCA SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR AWARD Winner: Meadow View Stone The 2021 GCA Supplier of the Year Award was a hotly contested award but it was Meadow View Stone who walked away with the coveted title. The judges offered some key reasons why Meadow View deserves this leading accolade, including: “Some of best communication and supply in some of the hardest times, keeping me informed and the full range supplied on time”, and “Consistent service throughout a challenging year. Very impressive support and supply.” Finalists: Primeur Limited, The Solar Centre, Smart Garden Products Ltd

Above: GIMA President Simon McArdle presents Sue Allen and Linda Petrons of Greenfingers with a cheque for £10,000 for monies raised by the GIMA Golf Day earlier in the year. In total GIMA have raised over £19,000 for the Greenfingers Charity during 2021. Right: For the 40th Annual GIMA Awards guests were invited to wear a touch of red for the Ruby Anniversary event. Winner of the accolade for the “best” touch of red went to Ian Flounders of Woodlodge.

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