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Plants, products & people

In 2023, HortWeek will sponsor an expanded New Plants & Products Awards competition, as well as the Pat Coutts Awards for Excellent people. 

The 2022 New Plant & Product Awards were hotly contested with over 120 entries. The winners were:

Best bedding and pot plant: Petunia Bee’s Knees (Ball Colegrave) Highly commended: Impatiens Glimmer Appleblossom (Ball Colegrave).
Best perennial/hardy nursery stock: Heliopsis Luna Roja (Fairweather’s) Highly commended: Crocosmia Firestars Firestarter (Allensmore Nurseries).
Best professional product/service: Hortihydrate Bio (Hortifeeds) 
Best professional equipment: nurturGROW High powered Compact and Linear + (Light Science Technologies)
Best retail product/service: Ericaceous Compost, Harmony Gardens (Southern Trident)
Technical excellence: Petersfield peat-free seed (Petersfield Growing Mediums)
Best overseas exhibit: Innocenti & Mangoni. Highly commended: Rijnbeek Perennials.
Most innovative exhibit: Kernock Park Plants.

In addition, HortWeek presented: Peter Seabrook Award: Steve McCurdy – Majestic Trees 

Petunia Bees Knees Ball - Credit: HortWeek
Credit: HortWeek  
Fairweathers Luna Roja - Credit: HortWeek
Credit: HortWeek  
Innocenti & Mangoni Piante
Credit: HortWeek  
Credit: HortWeek  

The 50th-anniversary show was the inaugural year for awards to be given in memory of the late Pat Coutts, who was the driving force behind the Four Oaks Trade Show’s success over five decades. In conjunction with the HTA, we were delighted to give awards to the following excellent people working in horticulture:

Winner of the award for excellence in a small sized company (1-10 employees)
Andrew Dorman – Mockridge Nurseries
Winner of the award for excellence in a medium sized company (11-50 employees)
Neil Williams – Petersfield Growing Mediums
Winner of the award for excellence in large company (50+ employees)
Hannah Groome – Allensmore Nurseries

In addition, we presented:

Ambassador for Horticulture Award
Kyle Ross – Wyevale Nurseries

Winners pictured below being presented by Boyd Douglas-Davies for the HTA and Andrew Harding on behalf of Four Oaks.  

Entries for all 2023 awards are open to exhibitors now, via the Exhibitor Manual. Anyone in the sector can nominate a person working for one of our exhibiting companies, whose excellence they think should be recognised, by submitting a nomination for a Pat Coutts Award. Click the button below:  

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