Awarded Nursery Stock Grower of the Year at the recent Grower Awards in London, Majestic Trees, of St Albans in Hertfordshire, went on to land the top ornamentals accolade being crowned Ornamentals Grower of the Year. Consistently outperforming the market, in the past financial year the company has recorded double-digit growth in gross sales.
Journalist, broadcaster and committed supported of the industry, Peter Seabrook, was presented with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award and received a standing ovation.
Knutsford based RF Lawrence and Sons, large-scale chrysanthemum producers, scooped the Protected Ornamentals Grower of the Year award in recognition of its continuing improvement and promotion of products resulting in strong growth in demand. The Specialist Ornamentals Grower award went to Brookfield Plants, Hosta and Hemerocallis specialists from Wye, in Kent.
Oxfordshire-based Ball Colegrave enjoyed double success at the glittering awards ceremony securing the Levington sponsored Best New Variety of Bedding / Pot Plant for its striking seed-raised hybrid Begonia Majestic Sunburst. The second award, Best Business Initiative, went to its Trends garden decorators guide.
Best New Variety of Herbaceous Perennial was won by Eryngium Zabelli Neptune’s Gold from Plants For Europe.