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Nominations for the Great British Growing Awards 2016 are now open!

The Great British Growing Awards 2016

The Great British Growing Awards 2016 are now underway! Organised by Grow Your Own magazine and sponsored by The Edible Garden Show and Good Life Live, these awards are designed to celebrate the people, places and retailers that make the growing industry what it is.

They feature 17 reader-nominated and voted-for categories and include the Best Online Retailer, Best Garden Tools Range and Best One-Stop Gardening Shop. There are also two categories which recognise individuals and community growing successes. The finalists of these two categories will be judged by our celebrity gardening experts, with the Best Community Growing Project being awarded by Chris Beardshaw and the Garden Volunteer of the Year being awarded by Christine Walkden. If you know of a garden hero in your community or an amazing garden project, and want to nominate them, simply email us at and we will send out an entry form. Nominations for these categories close on January 1, 2016 and terms and conditions apply.

Nominations for the other 17 categories can be made online at or via the postal entry form included in the August and September issues of Grow Your Own magazine. All readers who get involved will automatically be entered into a competition to win a place on an online gardening course with MyGardenSchool. The nominations stage for these categories closes on September 6 and voting will commence on October 2. The results of all of the categories will be announced in the April 2016 issue of Grow Your Own magazine (on sale March 4, 2016).

For more information, please contact the awards team at