The winners of the annual Garden Media Guild Awards have been announced for 2022, following the awards lunch at the Savoy in London.


The Garden Media Guild awards celebrate the best in garden media communications, including photography, videography, broadcasting, social media, lecturing, editing, illustrations and PR. The awards are open to everyone in the garden media, not just GMG members.

This year's winners included Gardens Illustrated Editor Stephanie Mahon for The Garden Book of the Year for her book Wild Gardens. Other winners included regular Gardens Illustrated photographers Jason Ingram and Richard Bloom

The full list of award winners is below (winners are in bold)

Winners at the Garden Media Guild Awards 2022

Garden Publication or Garden Section of the Year – Sponsored by Westland

BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Kitchen Garden
Which? Gardening
Gardens Illustrated

Website of the Year – Sponsored by HONDA

Cover of the Year

The Organic Way
Which? Gardening
From Seed to Bloom
Gardens Illustrated
The Plant Rescuer

The Peter Seabrook Practical Book of the Year – Sponsored by The Garden Press Event

Lucy Bellamy for GROW 5: Simple, seasonal ideas for small outdoor spaces with just five plants (Mitchell Beazley)
Benjamin Pope for What to Sow, Grow & Do (Frances Lincoln)
Huw Richards for The Vegetable Grower's Handbook (Dorling Kindersley)
Charles Dowding for No Dig (Dorling Kindersley)
Mark Ridsdill Smith for The Vertical Veg Guide to Container Gardening (Chelsea Green Publishing)

The Garden Book of the Year – Sponsored by Johnsons Lawn Seed

Iain Parkinson for Meadow (Kew Publishing)
Marian Boswall for Sustainable Garden (Frances Lincoln)
Chris Thorogood for Chasing Plants (Kew Publishing)
John Massey and with Tomoo Mabuchi for My World of Hepaticas (Orphans Press)
Stephanie Mahon for Wild Gardens (National Trust Books)

The Dr David Hessayon Garden Columnist of the Year – Sponsored by Borde Hill Garden

Mark Diacono for In The Garden, Country Life
Ciar Byrne for Gardener’s Diary, The Lady
Non Morris for The English Garden
Andrew Oldham for The Country Smallholder
Alan Sargent for Sargent's Solutions, Horticulture Week

Practical Journalist of the Year – Sponsored by Mr Fothergill's

Frances Tophill for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine
Naomi Slade for Garden News
Jane Moore for Horticulture Week
Adam Frost for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine
Ruth Hayes for Amateur Gardening

Journalist of the Year – Sponsored by Roses UK

Kim Stoddart
Ben Dark
Sally Nex
Susie White
Carole Drake

The Beth Chatto Environmental Journalist of the Year – Sponsored by Beth Chatto Education Trust

Arit Anderson for Growing Greener podcast.
Rebecca Searle for Monocultures, Kitchen Garden Magazine.
Kim Stoddart for The Guardian
Karen Murphy for ‘The Natural Gardener’, Garden News
Jack Wallington for feature on water resilience in BBC Gardener’s World magazine.

The Gordon Rae Photographer of the Year

Clive Nichols
Joe Wainwright
Jason Ingram
Marianne Majerus
Richard Bloom

Features Photographer of the Year – Sponsored by COBRA Garden Machinery

Annaïck Guitteny
Jason Ingram
Marianne Majerus
Richard Bloom
Clive Nichols

Portfolio Photographer of the Year

Molly Hollman
Fiona Walsh
Annette Lepple

The Roy Lancaster TV Broadcast of the Year

How To Start Gardening With Jane Moore
Gardeners’ World Wildlife Gardening special
Carol Klein’s Summer Gardening, episode 6

Radio Broadcast or Podcast of the Year – Sponsored by The Horticultural Trades Association

Tales from the Veg Patch
Loving Your Garden - Better Gardening Podcast.
Gardeners’ Corner Special: William Robinson’s wild gardening.

The Alan Titchmarsh New Talent of the Year – Sponsored by Alitex

Daniel Masoliver
Ellie Mitchell
Niall McCauley
Bhupinder Sohanpal
Helen Cross

Blog or Vlog of the Year – Sponsored by Thompson & Morgan

Social Media Communicator of the Year – Sponsored by STIHL

Ben Newell
Alessandro Vitale
Pollyanna Wilkinson
Sarah Gerrard-Jones
Jason Williams

Lifetime Achievement Award

Michael Marriott


Congratulations to all of the winners!


Molly Blair
Molly Blaireditorial and digital assistant

Molly is the Gardens Illustrated's editorial and digital assistant. She has a roof garden and has her RHS level 2.