HTA announces 2023 Grower of the Year Awards

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced its 2023 search to find the UK’s best growers.  

Following a successful launch last year, with two of our winners going on to receive awards at the prestigious International Grower of the Year Awards, customers and suppliers are invited to nominate their best nursery business, or growers can self-enter via the website. 

Martin Simmons, HTA Horticulture Support manager, said, “The HTA Grower of the Year awards showcase the very best in UK horticulture, and last year, two of our winners went on to gain world recognition! It is a great way for retailers or suppliers to show their appreciation of our nurseries and for growers to put themselves forward as being amongst the best. Please do join in to help celebrate our industry.” 

The Grower of the Year awards will recognize and celebrate best practices in sustainable production. Nominated by their customers or suppliers, grower members must be able to demonstrate their commitment to the environment through a public plan and must be working towards a target such as Co2 reduction, peat removal, or water resilience.   

2023 Categories include:  

  • Young Grower under 35 
  • Finished Plant Grower,  
  • Young Plant Grower 
  • Production in peat-free grower 
  • Inspirational Business of the Year 
  • Staff Member of the Year 

The winners will be announced during the HTA Autumn Conference on October 5, 2023, at the ICC in Birmingham. Award recipients will be automatically enrolled in the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards in 2023.  

Nomination forms can be submitted online at  

The deadline for entries is July 14, 2023.  

For more information:
Horticultural Trades Association  

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