The Glee New Product Showcase 2019 winners are revealed

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 (10th – 12th 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’.
 
Winners’ round-up
 
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.”
 
Glee 2019 - Don't miss out! There are still two more days to go!
There is still plenty of time to visit and see thousands of new product launches from over 550 exhibitors. With two days of the show left there is an action-packed agenda of events, designed to make your time at Glee as profitable and as inspiring as it possibly can be.
 
Find out more
More details about Glee 2020 will be announced soon.  To find out the latest news log onto www.gleebirmingham.com.  For details on exhibiting at Glee, call +44 (0)203 3545 9752.
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