Garden Media Guild Awards

Garden Media Guild Awards announces full shortlist for 2020

This year's nominees for the Garden Media Guild Awards have been announced, with Gardens Illustrated nominated in several categories

This year’s Garden Media Guild Awards shortlist have been announced.

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The annual awards are held in recognition of the talent in the gardening media industry, with the winners announced in a ceremony on Thursday 26 November. This year’s ceremony will be conducted remotely.

The awards are open to everyone who generates or publishes gardening content, with categories covering all areas of the garden media trade including social media, garden books, features photographer and garden publication of the year.

This year, Jane Perrone is shortlisted as columnist of the year for her Gardens Illustrated column The Great Indoors, while Gardens Illustrated photographers Jason Ingram, Richard Bloom and Marianne Majerus have all been nominated for photographer of the year.

Gardens Illustrated‘s website has been nominated in the website of the year category, alongside sites including The English Garden website, the RHS’s Virtual Chelsea and Gardeners’ World.

Other nominees include Monty Don, Carol Drake, James Alexander Sinclair and Val Bourne for Journalist of the year.

The full list of Garden Media Guild Awards are below.

SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR AWARD – sponsored by STIHL

Michael Perry, Mr Plant Geek

Jane Perrone

Charles Dowding

Lee Burkhill, the ‘Garden Ninja’

Ann-Marie Powell

BLOG OF VLOG OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Mr Fothergill’s

Life on Pig Row – Andrew Oldham

Katy in the Garden – Katy Watson

Pots and Trowels – Martin Fish

No Dig Home – Stephanie Hafferty

Pumpkin Beth – Beth Otway

WEBSITE OF THE YEAR AWARD – sponsored by Honda

gardensillustrated.com

theenglishgarden.co.uk

Virtual Chelsea from rhs.org.uk

greatbritishgardens.co.uk

gardenersworld.com

THE ALAN TITCHMARSH NEW TALENT OF THE YEAR AWARD – sponsored by Hayloft

 

Dan Symonds

Advolly Richmond

Zena Alkayat

Lewis Normand

Humaira Ikram

RADIO BROADCAST OR PODCAST OF THE YEAR AWARD – sponsored by Evergreen

Gardening with the RHS: Beyond the Garden Gate

On The Ledge – Jane Perrone

The Organic Gardening Podcast

The Gardening Phone-In with Jonathan Ray and Reg Moule – BBC Hereford & Worcester

This Week In The Garden – The Sun with Peter Seabrook

 

THE ROY LANCASTER TV BROADCAST OF THE YEAR – sponsored by the HTA

The Middlesized Garden: How to Make A Flower Border Look Amazing, broadcast on YouTube

The Plant Based Podcast TV, March 20 episode, broadcast on YouTube

Gardeners’ World. June 19 episode, BBC2

The STIHL Winter Garden Guide, broadcast on YouTube

Growing Vines by Penny Meadmore, broadcast online in August 2020 for the Virtual Shrewsbury Flower Show

 

THE PETER SEABROOK PRACTICAL BOOK OF THE YEAR – sponsored by the Garden Press Event

No Dig Gardening by Charles Dowding

Step by Step Veg Patch by Lucy Chamberlain

Grow Food For Free by Huw Richards

Heritage Apples by Caroline Ball

Grow Yourself Healthy by Beth Marshall 

 

THE GARDEN BOOK OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Briggs & Stratton

Wild About Weeds – Jack Wallington

The Modern Cottage Garden – Greg Loades

Remarkable Trees – Christina Harrison and Tony Kirkham

I Ate Sunshine For Breakfast – Michael Holland

Diary of a Modern Country Gardener – Tamsin Westhorpe

 

FEATURES PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Roses UK

Clive Nichols

Marianne Majerus

Richard Bloom

Jason Ingram

Carole Drake

 

PORTFOLIO PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Field Studies Council Publications

Carole Drake

Gillian Plummer

Nicola Stocken

Bob Gibbons

Joe Wainwright

 

GORDON RAE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Candide

Joe Wainwright

Jason Ingram

Molly Hollman

Richard Bloom

Marianne Majerus

 

 

PRACTICAL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Thompson & Morgan

Adam Frost – BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

Lucy Chamberlain – Amateur Gardening

Naomi Slade – Garden News

Melissa Mabbitt – The Garden

Sally Nex – BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

THE BETH CHATTO ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD – sponsored by Beth Chatto Education Trust

Lauren Hall for her ITV report on the new technology being used to control the spread of invasive plants

Karen Murphy for her column on the insects in your garden in Garden News magazine

Jean Vernon for her article “Return of the bees always gives me a buzz” in the Daily Telegraph

Marian Boswall for a TED talk on ‘Planting the planet – how our gardens can rescue us’

Victoria Gaiger for the feature ‘Look! No Foam’ on sustainable floristry in Rakes Progress magazine

JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Johnsons Lawn Seed

 James Alexander-Sinclair

Monty Don

Carole Drake

Non Morris

Val Bourne

 

 THE DR DAVID HESSAYON GARDEN COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Marshalls

Jane Perrone for The Great Indoors in Gardens Illustrated

Alan Titchmarsh for Tales from Titchmarsh in BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

Monty Don for The Full Monty in BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

Val Bourne for her Organic Wildlife Column in Amateur Gardening

Keith Wiley for columns in The Garden

 

 

GARDEN PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Westland

The English Garden – editor Clare Foggett

BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine – editor Lucy Hall

CactusWorld – editor Al Laius

Garden News – editor Simon Caney

The Garden – editor Chris Young

 COVER OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Cobra

RHS The Garden, April 2020 issue, designer Mark Timothy, photographer Stephen Dalton

Tokahi Forest by Dan Pearson, published by Filbert Press. Designer Julie Weiss, photographer Kiichi Noro

CactusWorld, March 2020 issue, published by the British Cactus and Succulent Society, photographer Ian Thwaites

Gardeners’ World, August 2020 issue, designer Guy Bennington, photographer Stefanie Baum

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Garden Design Journal, November 2019 issue, designer Katrina Ravn and Simon Goddard, photographer Misha Haller