2013 Awards Winners & Finalists

Books

A. Practical Book of the Year

Winner
Kay Maguire
RHS Grow your own Crops in Pots

Finalists
Simon Akeroyd
The Allotment Handbook

Kate Bradbury
The Wildlife Gardener

Kay Maguire
RHS Grow your own Crops in Pots

Christine Walkden
Christine Walkden's No-nonsense Container Gardening

Jo Whittingham
Garden Rescue

B. Reference Book of the Year

A garden or gardening book that includes factual information and is not usually read all the way through, or chapter by chapter. It can include plant monographs, encyclopaedias, directories and garden guides in a one-off or annual publication.

Winner
Christopher Brickell
RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening

Finalists
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

C. Inspirational Book of the Year

Travel tales, biographies, inspirational plant journeys, diaries or stories that inspire the gardener to something new.

Winner
Tim Richardson
The New English Garden


Finalists
Barbara Baker
Contemporary Designers' Own Gardens

Peter Crane
Ginkgo

Neil Patrick
The Healing Hut

Tim Richardson
The New English Garden

Alan Titchmarsh
My Secret Garden

Press

D. Garden Publication of the Year

The national, regional or specialist consumer magazine or newspaper with the best gardening content judged from three issues published in three consecutive months.

Winner
Lucy Hall
Gardeners' World Magazine


Finalists
Clare Foggett, Garden News

Lucy Hall, Gardeners' World Magazine

Lucy Halsall, Grow Your Own Magazine

Steve Ott, Kitchen Garden

Tim Rumball, Amateur Gardening Magazine

Chris Young, The Garden

E. The David Hessayon Garden Writer of the Year Award

The journalist, section editor, editor or contributor who submits the best three features to appear in any single national, regional or specialist newspaper or in any consumer or trade magazine.

Winner
Alys Fowler
Guardian Weekend Magazine

Finalists
Val Bourne
The Daily Telegraph, Spring Cottage

Phil Clayton
The Garden, Great Garden Visits

Alys Fowler
Guardian Weekend Magazine

Lia Leendertz
Guardian Weekend

Lia Leendertz
The Garden, "Comments Slot"

Tamsin Westhorpe
The English Garden Magazine; Le Manoir

F. News Story of the Year

The writer of the best gardening news story published in any national, regional or specialist newspaper or in any consumer or trade magazine or on any website. You are encouraged to submit evidence of how your story has developed.

Winner
Ian Hodgson
Garden News
Disease Threat to Snowdrops

Finalists
Matthew Appleby
Horticulture Week
RHS Judge Suspended After Complaint

Val Bourne
The Telegraph
Shopping For Compost

Anisa Gress
The Garden: Making it Know that Horticulture Matters
Halting a Horticultural Crisis

Ian Hodgson
Garden News
Disease Threat to Snowdrops

Veronica Peerless
Which? Gardening
Objects found in Council Green Waste

G. Journalist of the Year

The writer of the best three gardening articles published in magazines, newspapers or on a website or in a horticulture or trade journal. Judged from three pieces of work.

Winner
Matthew Wilson
Financial Times: Japans Rite of Spring
Turkish Delight: A Tree Worth Puzzling Over

Finalists
Val Bourne
The Daily Telegraph: Tiny Dancers & Fresh Veg at the Right Price
Gardens Illustrated: Scented Pelargoniums

Monty Don
Gardeners' World Magazine: Sweet Smell of Success
Laying the Ground Rules: Tough Love

John Hoyland
Gardens Illustrated: Janpanses Anemones, Aquilegias, Lupins

John Walker
The Telegraph: Underground Resistance
www.hartleybotanic.co.uk Gardening's Last Stand; Question time

Matthew Wilson
Finanical Times: Japans Rite of Sspring, Turkish Delight, A Tree Worth Puzzling Over

H. Practical Journalist of the Year

The writer of the best practical gardening column, single article or article from a feature or series, published in a magazine or newspaper or website. Judged from three pieces of work.

Winner
Guy Barter
The Garden: Root Cuttings, Growing Media for Containers, Identifying Fungal Diseases

Finalists
Guy Barter
The Garden: Root Cuttings, Growing Media for Containers, Identifying Fungal Diseases

Bob Brown
Which? Gardening: More Than One Season of Interest, Top 10 Self-Seeders, How to Collect and Sow Your Own Seeds

Toby Buckland
The Garden: Autumn Planting, Potting on Plants, Autumn Lawncare

David Hurrion
Gardeners' World Magazine: What's the Best Way to Feed My Plants?, How Do I Get Better Results from Peat-Free?

Sue Stickland
Kitchen Garden: Seed Saving Strategies, Hidden Harvest, Gathering the Seeds Harvests

I. Trade Journalist of the Year

The writer of the best trade column, or article from a feature or series, published in a professional horticulture or trade journal or website. Judged from three pieces of work.

Winner
Sarah Cosgrove
Horticulture Week
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

Finalists
Matthew Appleby
Horticulture Week
Garden Retail Top 100 Garden Centres, Garden Centre Group Tipped to be Frontrunner to Buy Garden & Leisure, Use of Neonicotinoids Hangs in the Balance

Sarah Cosgrove
Horticulture Week
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

Janine Pattison
Sustainable Landscaping
What Does it Mean for Landscaping Professionals, Improving Sustainability During Construction; Retrofitting a Garden for Sustainability

Mike Wyatt,
GTN
Aiming for the A-list, Different Ways of Learning the Ropes; To the Manor Born

Photography

J. Photographer of the Year

The Award will be made for photographic work that has been in the public domain between 1st October 2012 and 1st September 2013. Public domain includes print media, online media, public exhibition space and publication via stock agency. Each image must be accompanied by a verifiable reference, e.g. publication name and date, URL (website address), exhibition ref, stock usage ref etc.

Winner
Jason Ingram


Finalists

Jason Ingram

Andrea Jones

Clive Nichols

Alan Pollok-Morris

Derek St Romaine

K. Features Photographer of the Year

The Award will be made for photographic work that has been published in print or online between 1st October 2012 and 1st September 2013.

A themed portfolio of five or more images from one editorial feature, in print or online, from an assignment that accounts for at least 80% of all the photographic illustrations published in the context. Enter photos and copies of the published feature.

Winner
Marianne Majerus
Garden Illustrated: The Genius of the Place, 9 Images

Finalists
Jürgen Becker
Garden Design Exklusiv, Mediterrane Klasse

Andrea Jones
Garden Design Journal: Model Solutions, 7 images

Marianne Majerus
Garden Illustrated: The Genius of the Place,9 Images

Alan Pollock-Morris,
Marble Mountains: www.into-gardens.com/feature/marble-mountains

Derek St Romaine
Garden Life Love Digital Magazine: A Tale of two gardens, 20 Images

L. Book Photographer of the Year

The Award will be made for photographic work that has been published in books published between 1st October 2012 and 1st September 2013.

A book where the photographer’s contribution comprises 80% or more of the total photographic content.

Winner
Mark Diacono
My Cool Allotment

Finalists
Jürgen Becker
Die Geheimen Garten von Mallorca

Mark Diacono
My Cool Allotment

Gary Rogers
Garten-Welten

Miquel Tres
Lopez 100 Traumgarten

Julie Watson
The Wildlife Gardener

Broadcasting

M. TV Broadcast of the Year

A national or regional TV gardening broadcast of three minutes or more, including ‘red button’ broadcasts, broadcast for the first time between 1st October 2012 and 1st September 2013. This may be a freestanding item or part of another TV programme.

Winner
Monty Don
Monty Don's French Gardens: The Gourmet Garden

Finalists
Julia Bradbury & Rowan Crawford
Countryfile: Pennyworth

Monty Don
Monty Don's French Gardens: The Gourmet Garden

Gwyneth Hardy
Beechgrove Garden: Programme 17, 15th August 2013

Tom Heap & Rowan Crawford
Countryfile: Horticulture

Liz Rumbold
Gardeners' World: TX18 Wildlife Special

N. Radio Broadcast of the Year

For the best local or national radio gardening broadcast, whether a single programme or selected programmes from a series or strand, including features, documentaries, interviews, phone-ins first broadcast between 1st October 2012 and 1st September 2013.

Winner
Cherrie Mcllwaine
Gardeners' Corner



Finalists
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

Cherrie Mcllwaine
Gardeners' Corner

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'

Multimedia

P. Environmental Award

The Award will be made to the writer, photographer or broadcaster who has identified and chronicled a project or impact to the guardianship of our environment, such as an increase in biodiversity, conservation, recycling issues, locking up carbon, or impact on the threat of climate change, etc.

This cross media category will be judged on both the environmental benefits of the subject matter and the degree of excellence with which it is communicated. The project must have been started, developed or completed and the coverage must have appeared in the public domain in the period 1st October 2012 and 1st September 2013.

Winner
Kate Bradbury
The Wildlife Gardener

Finalists
Kate Bradbury
The Wildlife Gardener

Aaron Davis
Kew Magazine: Trouble Brewing, feature article about threats facing wild coffee & the implications for the coffee industry

Lucy Hall
Gardeners' World Magazine: The July issue, a special issue themed around how to garden garden to benefit bees

Gail Vines
Kew Magazine: Where the Wild Chocolate Grows, feature article about the conservation of wild cacao & the tropical forests

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
Kew Magazine: Food for Thought, feature article on whether there is such a thing as environmentally friendly farming

R. The Alan Titchmarsh New Talent Award

The Award will be made to people who have made their first steps in the world of garden media, print, broadcast, photography and/or online between 1st October 2012 and 1st September 2013.

The new garden media person who has demonstrated the best talent and potential in his or her field of communication(s).

Winner
Nick Turrell
The Guardian: Tree's a Crowd, Falling in Love Again
The Daily Telegraph: Pay Cash and Carry your Plants Home





Finalists
Sarah Cosgrove
Horticulture Week: 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

Julia Lewis
Julia Lewis's Gardening Show

Benedict Pollard
The English Garden: All About Trees

Nick Turrell
The Guardian: Tree's a Crowd, Falling in Love Again
The Daily Telegraph: Pay Cash and Carry your Plants Home

Jojo Tulloh, Gardens Illustrated: Courtyard Garden, An Exotic Sanctuary on Battersea Rise
Garden Romance Learning to Dance

S. Digital Media Award

The Awards will be made for online media that was live at some point between 1st October 2012 and 1st September 2013.

S(a) - Blog of the Year

For the best blog. Judged from viewing the live blogs plus supporting entry details.

Winner
http://blogs.crocus.co.uk/plantsmans
James Alexander-Sinclair

Finalists
http://greenhillshere.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/an-afternoon-in-undergrowth.html
Howard Bristol

www.rosiesbackgarden.co.uk
Rosie Catherwood

http://vegplotting.blogspot.com
Michelle Chapman

www.otterfarm.co.uk/blog
Mark Diacono

www.theenduringgardener.com
Stephanie Donaldson

http://gardenersworld.com/blogs/author/ri chard-jones/
Richard Jones

http://www.my-garden-school.com/blog
Andrew McIndoe

http://naomislade-electricgreen.blogspot.co.uk
Naomi Slade

S(b) - Website of the Year

Winner
www.crocus.co.uk
Peter Clay

Finalists
www.into-gardens.com
James Alexander-Sinclair

www.my-garden-school.com
Elspeth Briscoe

www.crocus.co.uk
Peter Clay

www.shootgardening.co.uk
Nicola Gammon

www.gardenersworld.com
Daniel Haynes

T. New Media Award

Winner
James Alexander-Sinclair & Tiffany Daneff
ipad magazine app – intoGardens



Finalists
James Alexander-Sinclair & Tiffany Daneff
iPad magazine app – intoGardens

James Alexander-Sinclair & Tiffany Daneff,
iPhone and Android app – Gardens

Laura Burns
iTunes app - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/rhs-chelsea-2013/id638119642mt=8

Chris Crowder
iPhone app - http://levensgarden.weebly.com

Christina Harrison
iTunes app - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/kew-magazine/id613161783?mt=8

Derek St Romaine
Garden Life Love digital magazine

Life Time Achievement Award

Life Time Achievement Award

Winner
Stefan Buczacki


Previous Winners
2012 Jekka McVicar

2011 John Brookes & Nigel Colborn

2010 Andrew Lawson

2009 Peter Beales

2008 Michael Warren

2007 Ken Muir


The Lifetime Achievement Award is made to individuals who have made an exceptional and long-term contribution within the gardening media sector and to the wider industry. It is voted on by members of the Guild.

2013 Winners and Finalists Click here

Venue

The Savoy, London
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