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Tong gets go-ahead to build £14m garden centre
Work on new centre set to start in mid-July
Has Summer come at last?
Shed prices set to soar
Private equity group acquires leading garden product firm
Lockdown Startup BOOTPAC celebrates first sales
HTA Virtual New Plant Awards – back for its second year
Bumper first half in sight for plants
Garden centre team's cycle challenge raises over £6,500
Sunflowers bring cheer and cash to local charities
Dobbies announces second Northern Ireland store
Introducing Pelargonium for Europe – helping to increase sales and educate consumers
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Man arrested after burglary at garden centre
Core gardening feeds sales increases
Dramatic increases in gardening activity
Will Springwatch boost sales?
New chairman of Nursery Trade Fair Foundation
How cities benefit from taking an extra-dimensional approach to city greening
Award-winning designer seeks gold medal hat-trick
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HTA Virtual New Plant Awards – back for its second year

The HTA is holding a special Zoom Webinar at 11am on Tuesday June 22 when the judges of the New Plant Awards will announce the Best in Category and Best in Show. Floramedia will also announce the winner of the Visitor Vote. 


Click on the link to register for the webinar -


The 2021 judging panel, co-Chaired by HTA Director of Membership Martin Simmons and HTA Horticulture Manager Pippa Greenwood,  includes Laura Jackson (Swarkestone Nursery), Andy Smith (The Klondyke Group), Chris Young (RHS Editor at Large) and Jane Moore (Garden Media Guild).


With growers having entered more than 80 new plants, it is now the judges turn to deliberate over which plant will be awarded Best in Show and Best in Category across five categories – Herbaceous Perennials; Annuals; Houseplants; Shrubs & Climbers and Trees & Conifers. All entries have been verified by Joy of Plants.


Ahead of the announcement of the winners, following the judge’s discussions a Top 10 will be released for you to vote for your favourite (Visitor Vote) and all entries will be listed including image and relevant information.

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