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Glee's New Product Showcase 2019 winners revealed

Published: 11 September 2019 - Kiran Grewal
 

Eleven ground-breaking new garden products have been confirmed as the winners of the coveted Glee New Product Showcase 2019, at a special award presentation organised and run by Garden Trade News.

Selected from hundreds of entries showcased at Glee (10 – 12 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 eleven key garden retail categories, comprising:

  • Best Garden Plants, Seeds & Bulbs
  • Best Growing Media
  • Best Growing Container
  • Best Garden Decoration
  • Best Tools & Machinery
  • Best Landscaping
  • Best Leisure & Entertaining
  • Best Wild Bird & Wildlife Products
  • Best Home, Giftware & Clothing
  • Best Retail & Industry Services
  • Best House Plant & Accessories

The 2019 judges – Ian Hodgson – Garden News, Andy Bunker – Altons Garden Centre, Mel Livingstone – Fron Goch Garden Centre, Jane Lawler – Marketing Consultant and GCA Inspector, Tom Grinnall – Head of Home, Blue Diamond, Josh Winter – Planters Tamworth, Colin Weatherly-Mein - GIMA/Greenfingers, Roger Crookes – Pughs Garden Centres and Ex-GCA inspector, Caroline Linger – Crocus and Emma Kelly – Bents - 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’.
 

Best Garden Plants, Seeds & Bulbs

Winner: MNP Flowers – Granvia Gold Zerochrysum

Shortlisted: Javado – Tradescantia Nanouk, Wyevale Nurseries – Agapanthus Poppin Purple

 

Best Growing Media

Winner: Environmental Factor – NamaKnight Nenatopes Bio-Logical Insect Control

Shortlisted: Melcourt Industries – Melcourt Bag for Life, Natural Grower – Natural Soil Conditioner for Organic Growers

 

Best Growing Container

Winner: Primeur – Tierra Verde Planter

Shortlisted: Jagram - Hexagonal Planter Set, Vegepod – Vegebag, Woodlodge – Weave Pots

 

Best Garden Decoration

Winner: Jardinopia – Cane Companions

Shortlisted: Deco-Pak - Rockin Pebbles & Pens, Primus – RSPB Handcrafted Wooden Birds

 

Best Garden Tools & Machinery

Winner: iTip – iTip Rotating handles for Wheelbarrows

Shortlisted: Handy Distribution – Greenworks Cordless Pressure Washer, Hotbon Composting – Hotbin Mini Composter

 

Best Garden Landscaping

Winner: Patio Blackspot Removal Co Ltd – Stone King Restorer

Shortlisted: Aspects Ltd – EAST Gardening range, Kelkay – Feature Pebbles Midnight

 

Best Garden Leisure & Entertaining

Winner: Mookie Toys – Muddy Madness Wooden Mud Kitchen

Shortlisted: Capi Europe – The Rain Barrel Bib, EcoGrill UK – EcoGrill Eco-friendly BBQ

 

Best Wild Bird & Wildlife Products

Winner: Jacobi Jayne – Easy Peasy Bird Food

Shortlisted: Leisuregrow Products – Bee Hive, Leisuregrow Products – Insect Hotel

 

Best Garden Giftware, Home & Clothing

Joint Winners: Luxa London – The Holly Brand Candlestick, and Smart Garden Products – The Faux Bouquets

Shortlisted: Greenkey Garden & Home – The Brick Tile eco-style recycled doormat

 

Best Garden Retail & Industry Services

Winner: The Christmas Cabin – Vacu Bio Net Christmas Tree Netting

Shortlisted: Garden Pride Marketing – Guarded Pin Tree Stand, Wheelie Klips – Klip ‘n’ Fresh

 

Best House Plant & Accesories

Winner: Javado – Tradescantia Nanouk

 

Three additional awards completed the awards roster, with winners being selected from all the entries received.
 

Best of British

Winner: iTip – iTip Rotating handles for Wheelbarrows

Best Eco Initiative Product Award

Winner: Primeur – Tierra Verde Planter

Best New Product at Glee 2019

Winner: MNP Flowers – Granvia Gold Zerochrysum

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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