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Great British Growing Awards 2015

The votes have been counted and the results are now in for the Grow Your Own Great British Growing Awards 2015! Sponsored by The Edible Garden Show and nominated and voted for entirely by our readers and online visitors, these awards reveal the most popular brands, places, garden heroes, books, resources and shops across the UK’s growing community.

Thousands of gardeners, up and down the country nominated and then voted for their favourite products, brands, people and places in this year’s awards. Covering everything from tools to vegetable seed ranges, eco-friendly products and celebrity gardeners, this year also saw the introduction of two new awards judged by the esteemed Anne Swithinbank and James Wong.

Amongst the winners this year was Spear & Jackson UK Ltd for Best Garden Tool Range.

“We are delighted to have won the award for Best Garden Tool Range, particularly as the voters are actually users of the tools,” says Product Manager, Martin Lee. “Thank you to everyone who voted for us.”

The RHS was named Best Gardening Organisation and scooped the award for the Best Gardening Event for RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Sue Biggs, RHS Director General, says: “Winning these awards is a real honour for the RHS and a testament to the effort, passion and skill of everyone who works hard to make the RHS the terrific organisation it is today. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the pinnacle of the gardening year and brings together the gardening community in a way no other event can; from nurseries to apprentices to visitors, in a celebration of all that is fabulous about gardening. It’s wonderful to see that recognised by the readers of Grow Your Own magazine. The RHS was founded with the aim of inspiring passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture. Being voted Best Gardening Organisation of the year in the Great British Growing Awards is a sign that we are fulfilling that mission and will continue to share the best in gardening for generations to come.”

Thompson and Morgan scooped the following awards: Best Vegetable Seed Range, Best Fruit Nursery or Retailer, Best Online Garden Retailer, Best for Customer Service and Best New Veg Growing Product (for the TomTato).

Michael Perry, New Product Development Manager for Thompson & Morgan, says: “To be recognised by our customers across so many categories is fantastic, we couldn’t ask for a better start to the 2015 season. A lot of work goes into selecting and trialling our fruit and vegetable offering to ensure we have the best varieties for UK growing conditions. We’ve reviewed all areas of the business in the past 12 months, from plant selection processes to logistics and call centre procedures to make certain we are offering the best service we can. The nod from Grow Your Own readers shows that hard work is paying off. We’re well set for the season ahead and customers can expect even more from us through 2015.”

The winners will be presented with their awards at The Edible Garden Show at Alexandra Palace on March 20th as well as featuring in Grow Your Own magazine’s April issue (on sale March 6th 2015).

For more information, please contact the editorial team at or the Awards Manager, Liz Tuthill at

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