For the first year, in 2021, the RHS is awarding a Sustainable Garden Product of the Year. Ten products were shortlisted by a panel of experts. There was a wide range of products shortlisted for the Product of The Year Award, ranging from a compost loo, tool maintenance kit and stylish vertical planters.

2011: the Telegraph Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Designed by Cleve West
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The Finalists

Dalefoot Compost – Wool compost with comfrey is a new addition to their peat-free range and packed full of natural ingredients.

Distinctive Garden DuraOcean® Chair – made from a mixture of fishing ropes and nets, the DuraOcean® Chair is made from a total of 3.5kgs of recycled ocean plastic waste.

Gaze Burvill Woodland Low Oval Table – Made in the UK, the Woodland Low Oval Table is inspired by the Sweet Chestnut tree, with each piece being as unique and distinctive as the tree it came from.

Green Oak Compost Loo – designed with a transportable frame which is made from pine, offering a low-water alternative to public toilets; it’s also a sustainable option for allotments and community gardens.

Growing Revolution PlantBox - PlantBox offer practical, simple, yet very stylish vertical garden planting systems manufactured in the UK from 100% recycled materials. Their sustainable range is priced from £60.

Platts Horticulture Husqvarna Automower 405X – Supplied and installed by Platts Horticulture, this powerful robotic lawnmower produces zero carbon emissions.

Sneeboer Trading BV Maintenance Kit – keep your stainless steel tools in top condition with this essential maintenance kit.

Twool Naked - Twool Naked by British brand Twool, priced at £6.50, is a naturally coloured British wool garden twine ideal for a multitude of gardening jobs.

Vegepod UK Vegebag – the new, improved Vegebag now incorporates wicking bed and water reservoir technologies into this compact bag.

The Winner


Ocean Plastic Pots were one of 10 shortlisted entries and chosen as the winner by a panel of experts. The innovative product is made from polypropylene from discarded fishing net and recycled rope. Priced at £15, this cutting-edge product strives to provide a sustainable solution for UK gardeners.


Katie BealeEditorial & Digital Assistant

Katie is Editorial & Digital Assistant on Gardens Illustrated