Winners announced in Glee New Product Awards 2015

Glee New Product Award Winners Hozelock with show director Matthew Mein

Glee New Product Award Winners Hozelock with show director Matthew Mein (second left)

Nine ground-breaking new garden products have triumphed in the Glee New Product Awards 2015, it was revealed at this week’s show.

Selected from hundreds of entries, the winning products in nine categories were chosen by an expert panel of independent and multiple retailers, the media and international suppliers.

The winners are:

Best Garden Care (Accessories) Product
Winner: Cloud Controller, Hozelock
First runner-up: Solar Powered Eureka! Lightbulb lantern, Smart Garden Products
Second runner-up: 3 Pattern Spray Ball

Best Machinery and Tools Product
Winner: Baksaver Barrow, Baksaver Barrows
First runner-up: Batavia Multishifter
Second runner-up: Duraball, The Walsall Wheelbarrow Company

Best Plants, Seeds and Bulbs
Winner: Raspberry Ruby Beauty, Wyevale Nurseries
First runner-up: Nemesia Sunpeddle Painted Rose, Channel Island Plants (UK)
Second runner-up: Gro-Sure Sow Smart, Westland Horticulture

Best Garden Care Chemicals, Fertilisers and Composts Product 
Winner: Sylvagrow Compost 100%, Melcourt Industries
First runner-up: Rootgrow Ericoid Mycorrhizal Fungi, Plantgrow
Second runner-up: Sea Maid Calcified Seaweed Meal, Mydas

Best Pet & Wildlife Product
Winner: Loktop 2 Port Mealworm Feeder, Petface
First runner-up: Tweetie Feeder, VegTrug
Second runner-up: Hobnail glass bird range, Fallen Fruits

Best Home, Gift & Clothing
Winner: Occasions Gift Range, Spear & Jackson
First runner-up: Lovers Umbrella, Fallen Fruits
Second runner-up: Buttacup Flow

Best Leisure Product
Winner: Outdoor pouffe, Fallen Fruits
First runner-up: ONJA, Rosker
Second runner-up: Solar Bulb Stake and String Lights, Gardman
Third runner-up: Brighton Corner Arbour, Zest 4 Leisure

Best Catering & Speciality Food Product
Winner: Findlater’s Gluten Free Bread
Runner-up: Smoke It All

Best Landscaping & Construction
Winner: Miniature World Range, Vivid Arts
First runner-up: RHS Gardeners Collection, Kelkay
Second runner-up: Noocity Growbed

Judges considered each entry on innovation, design, quality, environmental credentials, pricing and retail potential.

On the judging panel were: Brian Archibald (Coolings), Tony Kersey (Homebase), Marcus Cousins (Aylett Nurseries), Kevin Waters (The Garden Works), Conna Powles (Haskins), Michelle de Lavis-Trafford (Choice), Gábor Knorr (British Garden), Yvonne Ritchie (Brechin Castle) and Trevor Pfeiffer (Garden Trade News).