The Green Heart – Glee’s horticultural hub - crowned Hills Plants as winners of its 2021 Best Glee Green Heart Display award.
As first time exhibitors not just the Glee Green Heart but exhibitions in general, the award has been warmly received by the team at Hills Plants, who have been using Glee to promote its range of British grown houseplants to garden retailers and plant buyers.
The award was a hotly contested one, with the judge – Mike Wyatt of Garden Trade News - deliberating for some time before making his final selection. The Hills Plants stand was selected due to its commercial strength, superb design and high-quality stock which has been merchandised to inspire and entice, providing retailers with ideas that they can recreate within their own stores for maximum impact.
The Best Green Heart Display Award was presented to Hills Plants’ by Neil Gow, Glee’s Green Heart Special Project Manager, and Glee Event Director, Matthew Mein.
Glee’s Matthew Mein said: “Our congratulations to Hills Plants. As always plants remain the heart of garden retailing and displays such as this one continue to set the standard and demonstrate new ways of thinking to display and merchandise all types of houseplants. I’ve no doubt that any retailer who visited the Hills Plants stand will be inspired to replicate key elements to entice repeat custom and build a reputation as a leading houseplant retailer.
“I’d also like to thank Mike for his excellent judging and for picking such a worthy winner, and also to Woodlodge for its continued support of the Green Heart.”
Receiving the award, Hills Plants’ Assistant Production Manager, Laura Marner said: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive the award. It means so much to get this kind of recognition, especially during our debut year at Glee, and it has certainly helped us to generate conversation with those retailers that have visited the Green Heart. We will certainly be back next year!”