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The Garden Media Guild Awards: Sponsors 2023

The Guild couldn't stage its annual awards ceremony without the generous support of some of the horticultural industry's leading companies. Here are this years sponsors.


Charles Dowding Ltd.
Sponsoring Gardening Video of the Year

Charles Dowding has made no dig popular with millions of readers and viewers, They love how it’s good for the soil, healthy for plants and easier plus time-saving for them. His growing methods are applicable for small areas and large ones, and are used worldwide. Since 1982 he has created and cropped four no dig market gardens on varied soils from stony to silt, and on two types of clay. In the 1980s his garden covered 7.5 acres / 3 ha of no dig beds. Currently he grows vegetables on 0.35 acres/1300 metres2 in Somerset, SW England, for local sales of salad leaves and vegetables. He has written 14 books, runs a You Tube channel and Instagram account, has created and sells online gardening courses, designed module trays which sell worldwide, writes for gardening magazines, and gives talks plus courses at home and abroad.



Sponsoring Garden Book of the Year

Ever since Andreas Stihl invented the first portable chainsaw, the STIHL name has stood for revolutionary technology and a passion for making people’s lives easier when working in nature. STIHL is now the world’s best-selling petrol chainsaw brand, but they also produce an extensive range of other premium quality tools, including ranges for the ambitious home gardener.



COBRA Garden Machinery
Sponsoring Practical Journalist of the Year 

Cobra was launched in 2013 and fast became established as one of the leading players, rapidly becoming the go-to brand of choice for many gardeners across the UK.

The brand was launched by Nottingham-based, Henton & Chattell, one of the largest distributors of garden machinery in the UK with more than 1,500 dealerships across the country. Founded in 1931, the Henton & Chattell team used its unique market insight garnered from more than 80 years of being in the industry and knowing customer demands, to launch its own brand: Cobra.

New products are regularly introduced to the range across all product categories and the range now consists of a staggering 160 products. Staying true to its lawncare specialism roots, almost 50% of these are lawnmowers – making Cobra the largest powered lawnmower brand in the UK.

Over time, the range has continued to expand and now, alongside Cobra’s extensive offering of wider lawncare products such as robotic mowers, scarifiers and aerators, the range also features grass strimmers, leaf blowers, shredders,

pressure washers, generators, cultivators, chippers, multitools and brushcutters across petrol, battery and electric models.

Notable highlights in the Cobra journey include its limited-edition pink lawnmower that was launched in partnership with Breast Cancer Now in 2019 and has raised more than £20,000 for the charity. Alongside that, Cobra products have received wide recognition and accolades with multiple awards, “best buy” features and endorsements.

Cobra products are available for tests, competitions and reviews, and lawn care experts from the team are always happy to provide tips and commentary.



Sponsoring Digital Gardening Writer of the Year

The world's largest engine manufacturer, Honda, established in 1948, has wide experience in developing and producing engines. With a strong reputation for durability, reliability and quality, its lawnmowers are no exception. Built to last with intuitive and practical features that bring an ease to gardening for professionals and enthusiasts. Honda’s lawn and garden product range spans from robotic lawnmowers, versatools, ride-on mowers, through to the new cordless range.



Thompson & Morgan
Sponsoring Vlog or Blog of the Year

Since the first seed catalogue was published in 1855, Thompson & Morgan has grown to become the UK's most successful Mail Order Seed and Plant company. Through the publication of our catalogues, ranges supplied into Garden Centres and the operation of our award-winning website, Thompson & Morgan provides home gardeners with the very best quality products money can buy.

A one-stop shop for all your gardening needs T&M’s product selection has expanded from its original award-winning seed range to include young plants, established nursery stock, bulbs, fruit as well as an extensive assortment of gardening supplies and outdoor living items.



Sponsoring The Alan Titchmarsh New Talent Award

Miracle-Gro is one of the leading garden care brands in the UK, loved by amateur gardeners and professional growers alike. Miracle-Gro believes in the beauty of a green space - whether it's a garden, a balcony or potted plants indoors.

The brand produces feeds and growing media that are scientifically proven at the Evergreen Research Facility to ensure that every product transforms lacklustre gardens into leafy havens bursting with colour. Miracle-Gro is paving the way forward for sustainable gardening, by expanding its range and innovating in peat-free, organic and natural garden care to launch products that protect our planet, but don’t compromise on quality.



Sponsoring The Outstanding Contribution Award

Across our portfolio, we always strive to deliver the tools for success. We believe that our consumers will have greener grass, brighter blooms, fewer pests, healthier birds, sharper cuts, deeper holes, and tastier tomatoes by using our products, than anybody else's. And we deliver all this while having a green growth plan that means a path to zero peat, the removal of harmful chemicals, a transition to paper packaging, and tools that last season after season. Our supply chain is second to none, and our communications drive real demand. Give it Your Best with Westland!



The Horticultrul Trades Association
Sponsoring The Radio Broadcast or Podcast of the Year

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is the trade association for the UK garden industry. For over 100 years it has promoted the interests of its members and the industry at large. We help our members to flourish by representing, promoting and developing the garden industry.



The Garden Press Event
Sponsoring Brand Social Media Infludencer of the Year

The first event of the gardening year that has been the launch pad for new ground breaking products, featuring the latest trends, and insightful discussions.

Connect with industry experts, and unearth compelling stories to captivate your audience. A must-attend gathering for media professionals passionate about the horticultural world.


Roses UK
Sponsoring Features Photographer of the Year

Roses UK manages and promotes the Rose of the Year competition on behalf of the British Association of Rose Breeders - BARB.

Other activities include press and social media promotion of roses, show project management, rose naming and plant sourcing. Roses UK is funded by BARB.



Johnsons Lawn Seed
Sponsoring Garden Publication of the Year

Since the company was founded in 1820 Johnsons has undertaken plant research and breeding. Now owned by DLF Seeds we develop innovative seed varieties and treatments through our grass breeding activities. These are used in our lawn seed mixtures guaranteeing gardeners a lawn that is perfect for their lifestyle and location.



Beth Chatto Education Trust
Sponsoring The Beth Chatto Environmental Award

The Trust was set up by ‘one of the greatest gardeners of our time’ Beth Chatto OBE VMH, to inspire and inform the next generation of gardeners and horticulturalists. Courses, events and projects focused on sustainability, ecology and wellbeing, are run for people of all ages from Beth’s gardens in Essex.



Sponsoring The Peter Seabrook Practical Book of the Year




The Guild is grateful for their continued support.

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