Glee 2019

15-17 September 2020

NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK 

Tue & Wed 9:00 - 18:00, Thu 9:00 - 16:00

 Glee 2019

15-17 September 2020
NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK 

Tue & Wed 9:00 - 18:00, Thu 9:00 - 16:00

The Glee New Product Showcase 2019 winners are revealed

27 Sep 2019 Kimberley Hornby

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’.

new product showcase winners

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.”

 

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