• New Plant Awards

    New Plant Awards

New Plant Awards

The New Plant Awards are the beating heart of the National Plant Show, showcasing the best in new plant introductions from plant suppliers. Over the past 10 years the Awards have grown in prestige and are now the place to find the next best-selling plant for garden centres.

The New Plant Area, which hosts the Awards, is always bursting with ideas for new plants. In 2019 there were over 100 plants entered across 5 categories and it proved to be a valuable source of inspiration for visitors. The categories are:

Annuals
Herbaceous Perennials
Houseplants
Trees and Conifers
Shrubs and Climbers

The Judged Awards are announced on the first day of the National Plant Show. Bronze, Silver, Gold, Best in Category and Best in Show are awarded. In addition to the formal announcement in the New Plant Awards area, there is also a seminar focusing on the winners where our judging panel highlight the victorious plants and give the background on their benefits and how these can bolster plant sales.

 

The New Plant Awards 2019

Agapanthus ‘AMB001’ ‘Fireworks’ from Fairweather’s Nursery was crowned Best in Show at the New Plant Awards 2019.

The winners are:

Annuals

Gold and Best in Category - Impatiens walleriana ‘Beacon®’ - Ball Colegrave Ltd

Herbaceous Perennials

Gold and Best in Category - Agapanthus ‘AMB001’ 'Fireworks' - Fairweather's Nursery

Houseplants

Gold and Best in Category - Aloe zebrina ‘Danyz’ - Javado UK

Shrubs and Climbers
Gold and Best in Category - Clematis ‘Elodi™ Tudor Patio® Evipo 115 (N)’ - The Bransford Webbs Plant Company & The Guernsey Clematis Nursery                                              

Trees and Conifers
Gold and Best in Category - Tilia x europaea ‘WILTIL’ 'Golden Sunset' - Frank P Matthews Limited                                                   

The 2019 judging panel included Sabatino Urzo from the RHS, Ken Cox from Glendoick Garden Centre, Tamsin Westhorpe co-chair of the Garden Media Guild and Melanie Livingston plant buyer from Fron Goch Garden Centre with HTA’s Director of Operations Martin Simmons overseeing.

 All the entries were validated by Joy of Plants.

 

Who will succeed Agapanthus ‘AMB001’ ‘Fireworks’ to become next year’s best in show?