New date for the GIMA Awards

Company: GIMA

GIMA, the leading trade association representing garden manufacturers and suppliers, has confirmed that its annual awards ceremony – one of the most anticipated nights of the year – will take place on November 7th at the five-star Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales.

This new winter scheduling reflects the changes occurring within both the gardening season and the exhibition calendar. With many brands choosing to debut new products later in the season, the new November date is a celebratory end to what is hoped to be another thriving year for garden retail.

Commenting on the new timing of the 2024 GIMA Awards, GIMA Director, Vicky Nuttall said: “The timing of the GIMA Awards Gala Dinner has been knocked back by a fortnight from the previously published date to reflect the recent changes announced by Glee.  We feel that our new November date is also the perfect time to herald the close of the season and celebrate our members’ success, and I am sure our attendees will support this move ahead of this year’s edition of the GIMA Awards.”

Entry to the GIMA Awards 2024 will open in March, with brands afforded nine weeks to complete their entry, with the end of May marking the closing date. From here, it will be the judges’ job to decide the winners, with the judging day returning to Warwick Racecourse on July 9th and 10th.

GIMA key dates for your diary

While the GIMA Awards might be the glittering jewel in its events calendar, several in-person key dates throughout the year also draw the crowds. From fundraising to networking and the value of education, GIMA’s wider calendar of events is not to be missed. Key dates for your diary include:

  • February 20th - Garden Press Event, Business Design Centre, London 
  • March 14th – GIMA Day Conference, Horticulture House, Chilton, Oxon
  • May 10th - GIMA AGM (virtual)
  • June 6th – GIMA Golf Day, Belton Woods, Grantham
  • July 9th/10th – GIMA Awards Judging, Warwick Racecourse
  • November 7th – GIMA Awards Gala Dinner, Celtic Manor Resort

In addition to the above, GIMA have a full schedule of virtual webinars and workshops to keep members updated and informed on key business and industry topics.  Visit the GIMA events page for a comprehensive list of events.


Find out more

For further information regarding the GIMA Awards 2024, including sponsorship opportunities and the association’s complete diary of events, please get in touch with the GIMA Press Office on (01959) 564947 or

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