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The Garden Media Guild Awards: Sponsors 2022

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.

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COBRA Garden Machinery - Sponsoring Features Photographer 

Cobra Garden Machinery was launched in 2013 and is supported by Henton & Chattell Ltd, giving Cobra Garden the benefit of over 85 years’ experience in the Garden Machinery and Horticultural Industry.

The Cobra Garden range is constantly expanding and now consists of over 150 products to cover both your domestic and professional gardening requirements. Cobra incorporate a comprehensive range of petrol, electric and cordless lawnmowers, handheld machines and lawncare products in their portfolio.

Cobra Garden's philosophy is to remain true to their trusted values of Innovation, Quality, Reliability, Value and Customer Service. Cobra Garden work hard to ensure that we offer products and services that continue to be relevant to our customers.

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Mr Fothergill’s - Sponsoring Practical Journalist of the Year Award

Established in 1978 Mr Fothergill’s has grown from humble beginnings to become one of Europe’s biggest suppliers of seeds to the hobby garden market and now trades with many countries across the world.

Despite this success the company remains British owned and run by Managing Director, David Carey whose father was one of the two founders. The core values from the start of the company  remain as strong now as they did then with service, choice, high quality and value being core to everything we do.

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Alitex - Sponsoring The Alan Titchmarsh New Talent Award

Alitex design and manufacture the finest bespoke aluminium glasshouses. With over 63 years experience in the industry, Alitex is highly regarded by their customers and among many in the horticultural world. Testament to this is their greenhouse collection with the National Trust and endorsement from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 



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STIHL - Sponsoring Social Media Communicator 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.  


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The Garden Press Event - Sponsoring The Peter Seabrook Practical Book of the Year




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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. 




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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.



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Borde Hill Garden - Sponsoring The Dr David Hessayon Columnist of the Year

A nationally important early 1900’s English country garden with magnificent views over the 200 acre Grade II* listed parkland. Planted with passion as a series of outdoor garden ‘rooms,’ highlights include the tranquil Italian Garden, stunning Rose Garden, and newly replanted perennial summer borders. With one of the country’s largest privately owned collections of champion trees, Borde Hill offers visitors the world in one garden, and is one of Britain’s truly great heritage Gardens. 


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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. 


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Roses UK - Sponsoring Journalist 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. 


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The Guild is grateful for their continued support.

To find out about sponsorship opportunities, please email