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The Garden Media Guild Awards Winners 2016


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2016 Winners and Finalists

The Peter Seabrook Practical Book of the YearThe Peter Seabrook Practical Book of the Year

Ian Hodgson
New Wild Garden
Chris Baines Companion to Wildlife Gardening
Malcolm & Kath Hughes RHS The Little Book of Bonsai
Matthew Biggs, Jekka McVicar & Bob Flowerdew The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit
RHS RHS Fruit & Veg Box


Reference Book of the YearReference Book of the Year

Joan Morgan
The Book of Pears
Chris Thorogood Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of Western Mediterranean
RHS RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants
RHS RHS Latin for Gardeners
Christopher Whitehouse Kniphofia


Inspirational Book of the YearInspirational Book of the Year

Paul Henderson
James Sowerby
Jackie Bennett Shakespeare's Garden
Masumi Yamanaka & Martyn Rix Flora Japonica
Charlotte Mendelson Rhapsody In Green
Steffie Shields Moving Heaven & Earth
Tanya Compton The Private Gardens of England


Garden Publication of the YearGarden Publication of the Year

Lucy Hall
Gardeners' World Magazine
Clare Foggett The English Garden
Stephanie Mahon Garden Design Journal
Juliet Roberts Gardens Illustrated
Liz Potter Garden Answers

The Dr David Hessayon Garden Columnist of the Year Award

Sarah Price
Design Ideas – Gardens Illustrated
Val Bourne The Learning Curve – Hardy Plant Society Journal
Lia Leendertz Beyond the Boundary – The Garden
Alan Sargent Sargent's Solutions – Horticulture Week
Jojo Tulloh Gardener Cook – Gardens Illustrated

News Story of the Year

Val Bourne
Second city is first for flowers – The Daily Telegraph
Sarah Cosgrove Parks face risk of serious decline – Horticulture Week
Marc Rosenberg What Does Brexit Hold For Gardeners  – Amateur Gardening
Adele Dyer 'Gardener's Delight': is this the end? – Which? Gardening
Val Bourne Come on gardeners, think outside the box – The Daily Telegraph

Journalist of the Year

Anna Pavord
Dixter Ten Years On; An Englishman's Masterpiece; Field of Dreams – Gardens Illustrated
Phil Clayton Great Garden Visits: Mount Stewart; Tresco Abbey Garden; Hidcote Manor Garden – The Garden
Naomi Slade Setting the juice loose; Heroes of plant heritage light up Hampton Court; Garden of vegetable romance – Kitchen Garden
Val Bourne The great Irish snowdrop hunt – Gardens Illustrated; Trilliums – The Plantsman; Joe Elliott – The Daily Telegraph
Stephanie Mahon Controlled borders – The Sunday Times; Changing Landscapes – Period Living; Safe Harbour – Garden Design Journal
Monty Don A career to grow into; The secrets of good soil; A cut above – Gardeners’ World Magazine
Jodie Jones A Vertical Challenge; Box of Tricks; Reaping the Benefits – Gardens Illustrated

Practical Journalist of the Year

Terry Walton
The veg-growing year – Which? Gardening
Jane Moore One Last Hurrah; Simply Bulbalicious; Planning Your Potager – The Bath Magazine
Martin Fish Jobs This Month – Kitchen Garden
Julie Moore The virtues of Nasturtiums; Preserve surplus harvests using free energy; Make your own apple cider vinegar – Kitchen Garden
Sally Nex Container Crops; Make your veg more productive; Best ways to grow strawberries – Gardener's World Magazine

Trade Journalist of the YearTrade Journalist of the Year

Darryl Moore
New Zealand natives; Oudolf Hummelo; Man of mystery – Garden Design Journal
Matthew Appleby Questions raised over awarding of RHS Bridgewater & Wisley garden contracts; Waitrose drops Roundup; Garden Retail Top 100 Garden Centres – Horticulture Week
Sarah Cosgrove Sector set to benefit from the apprenticeship levy; garden bridge planting on track despite setbacks; Balancing act dictates parks managers' skills – Horticulture Week


The Gordon Rae Photographer of the YearThe Gordon Rae Photographer of the Year

Gillian Plummer
Richard Bloom
Tim Sandall
Derek St Romaine
Jason Ingram

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Features Photographer of the YearFeatures Photographer of the Year

Jason Ingram
Field of Dreams – Garden Illustrated
Richard Bloom Clay Craft – Garden Design Journal
Claire Takacs European Union – Gardens Illustrated
Dianna Jazwinski Geranium – Gardens Illustrated
Marcus Harpur A Family Affair – The English Garden

Book Photographer of the YearBook Photographer of the Year

Clive Nichols
Paradiesische Garten
Gary Rogers Garten-Akzente
Gary Rogers 365 Tage Englisches Gartengluck
Gary Rogers New German Style
Georgianna Lane Vintage Roses

PGPA Golden Nisse

Michael Marriott

The Roy Lancaster TV Broadcast of the YearThe Roy Lancaster TV Broadcast of the Year

Paolo Proto & Chloe Rawlings
Gardeners' World: TX7
Michael Perry ITV’s This Morning
Carol Klein Carol Klein's Plant Odysseys – Water Lilies
Paolo Proto & Chloe Rawlings Gardener's World Tx14 CK Right Plant Right Place
Gwyneth Hardy Roadshow Special – The Beechgrove Garden

Radio Broadcast of the YearRadio Broadcast of the Year

Lucy Dichmont & Alex Feldman
The RHS Exclusive Members' Podcast (four selected programmes)
Bridget Blair BBC Radio Leicester: Down To Earth – Easton Walled Gardens
Alys Fowler & Jane Perrone The Guardian’s gardening podcast Sow, Grow, Repeat
Neil Grant BBC Radio Sheffield: Gardening Phone-In
Reg Moule & Jonathan Ray BBC Hereford & Worcester: Gardening Phone-In

Environmental AwardEnvironmental Award

Carolyn Fry
Seeds: Safeguarding Our Future
Val Bourne A bee story without a sting – The Daily Telegraph
Val Bourne Make Your Garden Wildlife Friendly – Amateur Gardening
Tom Heap & Sally Nex Chemical impact on the environment and gardening – Gardener's World Magazine
William Milliken Into the Unknown – Kew Magazine
Kate Bradbury Save our hedgehogs – Gardener's World Magazine

The Alan Titchmarsh New Talent AwardThe Alan Titchmarsh New Talent Award

Matt Franks
The City Grower
Hannah Schlotter Grow Wild online videos and live broadcast
Nick Bailey Gardener's World Tx7 "Shakespeare's garden"
Nicola Oakey online features and features written for The Garden
Ian Tocher Stumps to Stars – The Garden

Blog of the YearBlog of the Year

Ade & Sophie Sellars
Andrew O'Brien
Judy Bown
Non Morris
Jack Wallington


Website of the YearWebsite of the Year

Elspeth Briscoe
Richard Jackson
Chris Young
Jack Haffner
Clare Dixey

New Media of the YearNew Media of the Year

Lucy Hall
Gardener's World Magazine Digital Issue iTunes App
George Plumptre & Fred Fratter National Gardens Scheme App

Lifetime Achievement Award

Jim McColl