Allensmore is HTA Grower of the Year

  • Mark Taylor, MD of Allensmore Nurseries
  • Kyle Ross from Wyevale Nurseries
  • Melanie Asker, MD of Greenwood Plants
  • The Majestic Trees team

Allensmore, Majestic Trees and Greenwood Plants led the list of UK nurseries that were honoured at the 2023 HTA Grower of the Year Awards last night.

The Awards, now in their second year, were announced at the HTA’s annual conference, Horticulture, The Conference, which took place at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham on Thursday 5 October. 

Martin Simmons, Horticulture Support Manager said, “The Grower of the Year Awards demonstrate the high calibre of UK nurseries who lead the way in quality, levels of service, innovation and peat-free production and it is fantastic to be able to recognise young and upcoming talent that will ensure our world-class industry can thrive in the future.”

The award winners and highly commended entrants were:

Finished Plant Grower 

  • Winner: Allensmore Nurseries
  • Highly Commended: Bransford Webb Plant Company

Peat Free Grower 

  • Winner: Greenwood Plants
  • Highly Commended: Majestic Trees

Young Grower under 35 

  • Winner: Kyle Ross, Wyevale Nurseries
  • Highly commended: Mollie Higginson, New Leaf Plants

 Inspirational Business 

  • Winner: Majestic Trees

Staff Member 

  • Winner: Maria Bengtsson, Majestic Trees
  • Highly commended: Karen Jenkins, Bransford Webb Plant Company

Martin Simmons thanked the judges, HTA President, Alan Down; Tim Briercliffe, Martin Cowell and Phil Clayton.

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