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Practical Book of the Year

Kay Maguire
RHS Grow your own Crops in Pots
Simon Akeroyd The Allotment Handbook
Kate Bradbury The Wildlife Gardener
Christine Walkden Christine Walkden's No-nonsense Container Gardening
Jo Whittingham Garden Rescue

Reference Book of the Year

Christopher Brickell
RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening
Loraine Harrison RHS Latin for Gardeners
Brian Mathew Genus Cyclamen
John Nicholass A Gardener's Guide to 500 Fuchsias
Piet Oudolf & Noel Kingsbury Planting: A New Perspective

Inspirational Book of the Year

Tim Richardson
The New English Garden
Barbara Baker Contemporary Designers' Own Gardens
Peter Crane Ginkgo
Neil Patrick The Healing Hut
Alan Titchmarsh My Secret Garden

Garden Publication of the Year

Lucy Hall
Gardeners' World Magazine
Clare Foggett Garden News
Lucy Halsall Grow Your Own
Steve Ott Kitchen Garden
Tim Rumball Amateur Gardening
Chris Young The Garden

The Dr David Hessayon Garden Columnist of the Year Award

Alys Fowler
Guardian Weekend Magazine
Val Bourne Spring Cottage – The Daily Telegraph
Phil Clayton Great Garden Visits – The Garden
Lia Leendertz Guardian Weekend Magazine
Lia Leendertz Comments Slot – The Garden
Tamsin Westhorpe Le Manoir – The English Garden

News Story of the Year

Ian Hodgson
Disease Threat to Snowdrops – Garden News
Matthew Appleby RHS Judge Suspended After Complaint – Horticulture Week
Val Bourne Shopping For Compost – The Telegraph
Anisa Gress Making it Know that Horticulture Matters; Halting a Horticultural Crisis – The Garden
Veronica Peerless Objects found in Council Green Waste – Which? Gardening

Journalist of the Year

Matthew Wilson
Japans Rite of Spring; Turkish Delight;  A Tree Worth Puzzling Over – Financial Times
Val Bourne Tiny Dancers & Fresh Veg at the Right Price – The Daily Telegraph; Scented Pelargoniums – Gardens Illustrated
Monty Don Sweet Smell of Success; Laying the Ground Rules; Tough Love – Gardeners’ World Magazine
John Hoyland Japanese Anemones, Aquilegias, Lupins – Gardens Illustrated
John Walker Underground Resistance – The Telegraph; Gardening's Last Stand; Question time

Practical Journalist of the Year

Guy Barter
Root Cuttings, Growing Media for Containers, Identifying Fungal Diseases – The Garden
Bob Brown More Than One Season of Interest, Top 10 Self-Seeders, How to Collect and Sow Your Own Seeds – Which? Gardening
Toby Buckland Autumn Planting, Potting on Plants, Autumn Lawncare – The Garden
David Hurrion What's the Best Way to Feed My Plants?, How Do I Get Better Results from Peat-Free? – Gardeners' World Magazine
Sue Stickland Seed Saving Strategies, Hidden Harvest, Gathering the Seeds Harvests – Kitchen Garden

Trade Journalist of the Year

Sarah Cosgrove
Higher Course Fees Deter Career Changers; Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Contract will Redefine Parks Work, Says Landscape Group; Landform Appointed to Create Gibraltar's First Public Park – Horticulture Week
Matthew Appleby Garden Retail Top 100 Garden Centres, Garden Centre Group Tipped to be Frontrunner to Buy Garden & Leisure, Use of Neonicotinoids Hangs in the Balance – Horticulture Week
Janine Pattison What Does it Mean for Landscaping Professionals, Improving Sustainability During Construction; Retrofitting a Garden for Sustainability – Sustainable Landscaping
Mike Wyatt Aiming for the A-list, Different Ways of Learning the Ropes; To the Manor Born – Garden Trade News

Photographer of the Year

Jason Ingram
Andrea Jones
Clive Nichols
Alan Pollok-Morris
Derek St Romaine

Features Photographer of the Year

Marianne Majerus
Garden Illustrated – The Genius of the Place
Jürgen Becker Mediterrane Klasse – Garden Design Exklusiv
Andrea Jones Model Solutions – Garden Design Journal
Alan Pollock-Morris Marble Mountains:
Derek St Romaine A Tale of two gardens – Garden Life Love Digital Magazine

Book Photographer of the Year

Mark Diacono
My Cool Allotment
Jürgen Becker Die Geheimen Garten von Mallorca
Gary Rogers Garten-Welten
Miquel Tres Lopez 100 Traumgarten
Julie Watson The Wildlife Gardener

TV Broadcast of the Year

Monty Don
Monty Don's French Gardens: The Gourmet Garden
Julia Bradbury & Rowan Crawford Countryfile: Pennyworth
Gwyneth Hardy Beechgrove Garden: Programme 17
Tom Heap & Rowan Crawford Countryfile: Horticulture
Liz Rumbold Gardeners' World: TX18 Wildlife Special

Radio Broadcast of the Year

Cherrie Mcllwaine
Gardeners' Corner
Lara Burns, Lucy Dichmont, Alex Feldman & Jim Ward RHS Gardening Podcast: Edible Britain
Thordis Fridriksson & Alan Gray BBC Radio Norfolk
Pennie Latin, Dan Holland & Gillian Russell The Kitchen Garden Series
Carol Klein Great Lives: Carol Klein nominates William Robinson
Graham Ross Garden Clinic Show: Daniel Lutz Interview
Howard Shannon Gardeners' Question Time
Joe Talbot, Pauline Cox, Mark Carter & Sara David Dig it! With Joe Talbot - BBC Sussex/BBC Surrey
Brett Westwood, Sarah Blunt, Phil Gates & Chris Watson A Guide To Garden Wildlife
Georgina Windsor The Good Life 'Gardening Festival'

Environmental Award

Kate Bradbury
The Wildlife Gardener
Aaron Davis Trouble Brewing, feature article about threats facing wild coffee & the implications for the coffee industry – Kew Magazine
Lucy Hall The July issue, a special issue themed around how to garden garden to benefit bees – Gardeners' World Magazine
Gail Vines Where the Wild Chocolate Grows, feature article about the conservation of wild cacao & the tropical forests – Kew Magazine
John Walker Toxins without borders: column exploring the effects of neonicotinoid insecticides in gardens and how they leave insects with no safe place to go.
Guy Watson Food for Thought, feature article on whether there is such a thing as environmentally friendly farming – Kew Magazine

The Alan Titchmarsh New Talent Award

Nick Turrell
Tree's a Crowd, Falling in Love Again – The Guardian; Pay Cash and Carry your Plants Home – The Daily Telegraph
Sarah Cosgrove Higher Course Fees Deter Career Changers; Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Contract Will Redefine Parks Work, Says Landscape Group; Landform Appointed to Create Gibraltar's First Public Park – Horticulture Week
Julia Lewis Julia Lewis's Gardening Show
Benedict Pollard All About Trees – The English Garden
Jojo Tulloh Courtyard Garden, An Exotic Sanctuary on Battersea Rise
Garden Romance Learning to Dance – Gardens Illustrated

Blog of the Year

James Alexander-Sinclair
Howard Bristol
Rosie Catherwood
Michelle Chapman
Mark Diacono
Stephanie Donaldson
Richard Jones
Andrew McIndoe
Naomi Slade

Website of the Year

Peter Clay
James Alexander-Sinclair
Elspeth Briscoe
Nicola Gammon
Daniel Haynes

New Media of the Year

James Alexander-Sinclair & Tiffany Daneff
ipad magazine app – intoGardens
Laura Burns iTunes app
Chris Crowder iPhone app
Christina Harrison iTunes app
Derek St Romaine Garden Life Love digital magazine

Lifetime Achievement Award

Stefan Buczacki

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