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Great British Growing Awards 2015

The champions of the Great British Growing Awards 2015 are set to be presented with their awards this Friday, March 20 at the Edible Garden Show and congratulated by a range of celebrity and well-known gardeners.

Created by Grow Your Own magazine and sponsored by The Edible Garden Show, the Great British Growing Awards are designed to celebrate the very best organisations, retailers, products, people, tools and resources in the growing industry.

This year's awards will be presented at a special ceremony at the Edible Garden Show, Alexandra Palace London on Friday, March 20 at 2.30pm in the Experts Theatre. Winners will collect their awards from key figures in the industry, including ethnobotanist James Wong, gardening writer Charles Dowding, Grow Your Own magazine contributor and urban grower Naomi Schillinger and National Allotment Society representative Mike Thurlow.

The winners and finalists are showcased in the April issue of Grow Your Own and online at the Grow Your Own website

The 2015 winners are:
Favourite celebrity veg garder
Monty Don

Favourite GYO contributor
Anne Swithinbank

Most entertaining kitchen garden TV / radio programme
Gardener’s World (BBC 2)

Best gardening event
RHS Chelsea Flower Sho

Best kitchen gardening book
Carol Klein – Grown Your Own Veg

Best veg gardening blog
allotment-garden.org

Most inspiring vegetable garden
Longmeadow (Monty Don)

Best vegetable seed range
Thomson & Morgan

Best fruit nursery or retailer
Thomson & Morgan

Best online garden retailer
Thomson & Morgan

Best customer service
Thomson & Morgan

Best one-stop gardening shop
B&Q

Best garden tools range
Spear & Jackson

Best greenhouse / polytunnel range
Halls Greenhouses

Best new veg growing product
TomTato – Thomson & Morgan

Best eco-friendly veg growing product
Organic Slug Pellets – Growing Success

Best gardening organisation
RHS

Best community growing project
Incredible Edible Todmorden

Garden volunteer of the year
Eric Barnes, Garden Organic

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.”

For more information, please contact the editorial team at awards@growfruitandveg.co.uk or the Awards Manager, Liz Tuthill at liz.tuthill@aceville.co.uk

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