Ground-breaking new garden and pet products have been confirmed as the winners of the coveted Glee New Product Awards 2021, run in association with GTN...
The winning products were chosen by an expert panel of judges representing independent and multiple retailers, consumer gardening media and trade media.
After initial judging of the new products entered, the judges selected finalists in each category. Then those finalists had the opportunity to meet the judges, answer questions and make a pitch to be chosen as the winner.
Plants Seeds & Bulbs: Granvia Pink Flame Imp – MNP Flowers
Growing Materials: Harmony Gardens – Southern Trident
Growing Containers: Tall Vertical Herb Stand – Zest 4 Leisure
Garden Decoration: St John's Solar Mirror – Woodlodge Products
Tools & Machinery: Kent & Stowe Capability Trowel – Westland Unwins
Landscaping: Carolina Border – Primeur Ltd
Leisure & Entertaining: Kettle Joe – Kamado Joe
Homewares, Gifts, Toys & Games: Wholeleaf Platters, Bowls & Plates – The Wholeleaf Company
Pet Food: Edible Greeting Cards for Dogs – Scoff Paper
Pet Health & Beauty: (Joint winners) Anti-Bacterial Dog Shampoo with Hosepip Applicator – Aqueos; The Woof Pack (Deluxe Doggy Bag & Grooming Kit) – Sniffe & Likkit Ltd
Pet Accessories: (Joint winners) Petface Planet (Toucan) – LeisureGrow; The Friendly Squid (Cleaning up our coast) – Goodchap's
Retail Services & Experiences: Evergreen Trade Website & Training Academy – Evergreen Garden Care
Wild Bird and Wildlife Products: Gardman Aura Bird Bath & Feeder – Westland Unwins
Growing Accessories: Pot Trellis – Treadstone Products
Sustainability Award: Harmony Gardens – Southern Trident
Best of British Award: Kent & Stowe Eversharp Secateurs – Westland Unwins
Overall Best Glee New Product 2021 – Pot Trellis, Treadstone Products
The 2021 judging panel was made up of Ian Hodgson, Garden News; Andy Bunker, Alton Garden Centre; Mel Livingstone, Fron Goch Garden Centre; Nicola Gow – Retired garden centre owner; Rachel Gilbert – Rosebourne Garden Centre; Lilidh Matthews, Primrose.com; Elliot Kirby, RHS Wisley; Jack Slater, Summerseat Garden Centre, and Trevor Pfeiffer, Editor & Director, Garden Trade News.
Matthew Mein, Glee Event Director said: “After such a long period of lockdown and our first live event in two years, we were thrilled to see so many superb new products entered for the 2021 Glee New Product Awards. Huge congratulations to our 19 very worthy winners and a big thank you to the judges who were so generous with their valuable time and expertise”.