12 Jul 2022

The Glee New Product Showcase 2022 winners are revealed

The Glee New Product Showcase 2022 winners are revealed

Fifteen fantastic new garden and pet product innovations have been confirmed as this year’s winners of the highly-coveted Glee New Product Showcase. The winning products were announced at a special award presentation organised and run by Garden Trade News at the leading garden retail event, Glee, which takes place this week (28th – 30th June, NEC Birmingham).

Over 300 entries were received across the 12 categories, with suppliers from across the garden retail sector eager to showcase the innovation that has kept product development teams occupied over the past 18 months during lockdown.

These eager teams all took to ‘The Stage’, Glee’s dedicated seminar hub, yesterday (Tuesday 28th) and today to pitch to the judges the feature and benefits of their latest products in the hope of being crowned this year’s winners.

It was then the work of this year’s panel of judges – Gill Ormrod – Rosebourne Garden Centres; Mel Livingstone – Fron Goch; Andy Bunker – Alton Garden Centre; Ian Hodgson – Garden News; Nicci Gow – Retired garden centre owner; Elliott Kirby – RHS Wisley and YPHA member; Lilidh Matthews – primrose.com and YPHA member, and Roger Crookes – Pughs Garden Centres – to carefully deliberate on the merits of each entry, before crowning the individual category winners and three ‘champion of champions’ awards at today’s official Glee New Product Showcase ceremony.

Glee 2022 New Product Award Winners and Shortlisted Products

Garden Plants, Seeds & Bulbs


  • Cryptomeria jap. 'Kyara Gold’ - Golden Grove
  • Clematis Lavallee - New Leaf Plants
  • Unwins Pea and Bean Box - Westland Unwins

Winner: Golden Grove - Cryptomeria jap. 'Kyara Gold’

Growing Materials

  • Harmony Gardens Ericaceous Compost - Southern Trident Limited
  • Organic Superfood - Sipcam Home and Garden
  • Byofix - Dyofix
  • Miracle-Gro® 2 in 1 Nourish & Protect Flowers, Fruit & Veg Plant Food - Evergreen Garden Care (UK) Ltd
  • Plantsmith Fortifying Houseplant Tonic - Plantsmith
  • Peat Free Compost Booster - Sipcam Home and Garden

Winner: Sipcam Home and Garden - Peat Free Compost Booster & Organic Superfood

Wild Bird Care and Wildlife Products

  • Bali Island Range - Wildlife World
  • Bermuda My First Pond Kit - Bermuda
  • Flo Festival™ - Jacobi Jayne & Company

Winner: Bermuda - Bermuda My First Pond Kit

Garden Leisure & Entertaining

  • Garden Bar and Two Stool Set - Zest
  • Garden Pizza Oven Table - Zest
  • Iris Bistro Set - Streetwize Accessories

Winner: Zest - Garden Bar and Two Stool Set

Homewares, Giftware, Toys & Games, and Clothing

  • Bertie - Airflow Ltd
  • Plantsmith Houseplant Care Set - Plantsmith
  • Primus Mini Wallace & Gromit Garden Sculptures - Primus
  • TP Wooden Deluxe Potting Bench - Mookie Toys

Winner: Plantsmith - Plantsmith Houseplant Care Set

Garden Tools & Machinery

  • Burgon & Ball 9L Waterfall watering can, charcoal grey - Burgon & Ball
  • FloPro Can-Can - Westland Unwins
  • Greenworks 24V 33cm Cordless Lawnmower & 25cm Line Trimmer Lawn Starter Kit - Handy

Winner: Westland Unwins - FloPro Can-Can

Garden Decoration

  • Hydria Fountain Kit - Hydria Life
  • Keep Safe Parcel Store - Zest
  • Smart Solar TriSol LimeLight - Smart Garden Products Limited

Winner: Hydria Life - Hydria Fountain Kit

Garden Growing Containers

  • EcoMade Ocean Reclaimed Planter - Woodlodge Products
  • Clever pots downpipe pot – orchid - Clever Pots
  • Kensington Double Wheelie Bin Storage - Cotswold Timber Products
  • Tiered Planters - Barrus

Joint Winners: Barrus - Tiered Planters

Woodlodge Products - EcoMade Ocean Reclaimed Planter

Landscaping & Garden Buildings

  • Alpine Collection in Large Bags - Meadow View Stone Limited
  • Potstars Outdoor Living Range - Meadow View Stone Limited
  • Recycled Rubber Mower Edge Border - Primeur Ltd

Winner: Meadow View Stone - Alpine Collection in Large Bags

Retail Services & Experiences

  • Compost Bag Recycling Bin - Evergreen Garden Care (UK) Ltd
  • Garden Connect AR - Garden Connect Ltd
  • Garden Essentials Merchandising Solution (GEMS) - Westland Unwins
  • Refill Stations - Evergreen Garden Care (UK) Ltd
  • Westland Live - Westland Unwins

Winner: Westland Unwins - Westland Live

Pet Products

  • Scruffs® Classic Long Eared Dog Bowl - Scruffs
  • Zoon Treat & Seek Farm Friends - Smart Garden Products Limited


Growing Accessories

  • 30 cell natural rubber seed cell tray - Wildlife World
  • Gro-Sure Visiroot 12 Tray Growhouse - Westland Unwins
  • Wicked Waterer LED Moisture Sensor - Mayhem UK Ltd

Winner: Wicked Waterer LED Moisture Sensor - Mayhem UK Ltd

Best of British Award

Winner: Airflow Ltd - Bertie

Sustainability Award

Winner: Wildlife World - 30 cell natural rubber seed cell tray

Best in Show

Winner: Westland Unwins - FloPro Can-Can

Matthew Mein, Glee Event Director confirmed: “Another year and another amazing opportunity to celebrate the hard work and creativity of our industry. This year’s winners’ roster is stronger than ever, with an impressive lineup of new products that are set to ignite new sales opportunities for retailers as well as enticing consumers with products that make gardening easier, more enjoyable and full of swoon-worthy products that also make gardening more sustainable. Huge congratulations to all our winners, those shortlisted and everyone that entered. Together you have made this year’s Glee New Products one of our best yet!”

Glee will be open throughout Thursday 30th June, meaning there is plenty of time left to visit the show and see the latest market innovations for yourself. There will be another day of vital business content at The Stage and you can also enjoy Floral Thursday and the accompanying Greenfingers Charity Draw by donning your best flowery item of clothing, be it socks, shirt, jacket or dress and celebrating this wonderful charity with your industry friends and colleagues.

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