John Woods Nurseries Celebrates Best in Category at HTA National Plant Show 2011

 

John Woods Nurseries is today celebrating yet another major honour after capturing a top award at the prestigious HTA National Plant Show.

Physocarpus Little Devil picked up the title of ‘New Plant Award, Best in Category, Hardy Nursery Stock’ at the annual horticultural showcase, which opened today at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry.

It is the latest accolade for the Suffolk-based supplier of plants who are previewing nine new products at the HTA event, which will be launched next year.

The Physocarpus Little Devil, which was bred in the USA by David Zlesak, is perfect for smaller gardens or where space is limited, reaching a height of just 90cm. The rich plum-purple foliage acts as a great foil to shrubs and perennials, while the white-pink, button-like blooms in June to add another season of interest for this easy to care for shrub.

John Lord, Managing Director of John Woods Nurseries, said: “This is absolutely fantastic news, the year just gets better and better for us. What is so great about Physocarpus Little Devil is that this is a wonderful plant which is perfect for the easy gardener. It is an easy plant to maintain.”

Victory at the HTA National Plant Show continues an amazing year for the national supplier of plants to garden centres and retail nurseries across the UK.

The company, which produces hardy nursery stock on a 95 acre site north of Woodbridge, won silver-gilt flora honours at both the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Show, coming just 12 months after clinching gold at the RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court flower shows.

John Woods Nurseries is an historic brand stretching 174 years. The company’s product range extends to 1,500 lines in a range of sizes across shrubs, perennials, roses, ericaceous plants, climbers, trees and fruit. More than 1.3 million units are produced annually.

John Woods Nurseries is showcasing its new products from stand 73/74 for the two-day show which finishes tomorrow (Wednesday, June 29). More information is available from: www.nationalplantshow.co.uk.

For further information about John Woods Nurseries, visit: www.johnwoodsnurseries.co.uk

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Editor's Notes
John Woods Nurseries

John Woods Nurseries was incorporated in August 2007, following a management buyout of the then Notcutts Nurseries by managing director John Lord and finance director John Kirkum.

The original John Woods Nurseries was established in 1837 and purchased by RC Notcutt in 1897. The name was chosen for the new business to reinforce the company’s heritage and authenticity.

John Woods produces hardy nursery stock on a ninety-five acre site in Suffolk. Sixty acres are currently in production, with the remaining thirty-five available for expansion.

The company’s product range extends to 1,500 lines in a range of sizes across shrubs, perennials, roses, ericaceous plants, climbers, trees and fruit. More than 1.3million units are produced annually.

ISO14001 and ISO9001 accredited, John Woods Nurseries is one of the UK’s top five nurseries supplying the garden retail market. Annual turnover is approximately six million pounds.

Industry Awards

Silver-Gilt Flora                            - BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2011

Silver-Gilt Flora                            - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011

Garden Retail Awards ’10              - Most Successful New Plant

Gold Award ’10                            - RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2010

Gold Medal ’10                             - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010           

Grower Awards ’09                       - Trade Marketing Campaign of the Year

Garden Retail Awards ’09             - Most Successful New Plant         

Grower Awards ’08                       - Trade Marketing Campaign of the year

Garden Retail Awards ’08              - Most Successful New Plant

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John Woods Nurseries John Woods Nurseries was incorporated in August 2007, following a management buyout of the then Notcutts Nurseries by managing director John Lord and finance director John Kirkum. The original John Woods Nurseries was established in 1837 and purchased by RC Notcutt in 1897. The name was chosen for the new business to reinforce the company’s heritage and authenticity. John Woods produces hardy nursery stock on a ninety-five acre site in Suffolk. Sixty acres are currently in production, with the remaining thirty-five available for expansion. The company’s product range extends to 1,500 lines in a range of sizes across shrubs, perennials, roses, ericaceous plants, climbers, trees and fruit. More than 1.3million units are produced annually. ISO14001 and ISO9001 accredited, John Woods Nurseries is one of the UK’s top five nurseries supplying the garden retail market. Annual turnover is approximately six million pounds. Industry AwardsGarden Retail Awards ’10 - Most Successful New PlantGold Award ’10 - RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2010Gold Medal ’10 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010 Grower Awards ’09 - Trade Marketing Campaign of the YearGarden Retail Awards ’09 - Most Successful New Plant Grower Awards ’08 - Trade Marketing Campaign of the yearGarden Retail Awards ’08 - Most Successful New Plant Mattocks Mattocks was established in Oxfordshire in 1875. Since then, the company has built a reputation for consistently developing novel, disease-resistant varieties of roses and creating beautiful displays at the RHS Flower Shows at Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace. Mattocks is also responsible for the County® series of roses, flowers developed for – and named after – a number of British counties. A wide range of colours, gentle fragrances and outstanding health properties ensure that all roses in the Mattocks range stand out from the crowd and give excellent garden performance. The company also acts as UK agent for W. Kordes’ Söhne of Germany, one of the world’s most prolific rose breeders. Mattocks is a subsidiary of Suffolk-based John Woods Nurseries, Gold award winner at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010, for its Upwardly Mobile garden feature. The work of Mattock’s has been recognised with a string of awards in recent years, including: Best Rose exhibit Hampton Court Flower Show 2009Gold medal Hampton Court Flowers Show 2009Gold medal Hampton Court Flower Show 2008Rose of The Year 2006 – Champagne Moment Gold Standard Rose trials 2009 – Golden Beauty, Summer BeautyGold Standard Rose trials 2008 – Lancashire, Red Finesse, TemptressGold Standard Rose trials 2006 – Champagne Moment, Silver Ghost Rose Of The Year® and Roses UK Mattocks Joie de Vivre rose won the 2011 ROSE OF THE YEAR® award. Rose Of The Year® was introduced in 1982 and its aim is to discover by trials the best rose(s) in any given year. The prize is awarded by Roses UK, a joint marketing venture between BARB (British Association Of Rose Breeders) and the British Rose Group of the HTA (previously known as the British Rose Growers Association). Rose of the Year® aims to maintain and increase the profile of the nation's favourite flower, the rose, through promotional activities Rose breeders are invited, through Roses UK, to enter what they consider to be the best of their up and coming varieties in to the Rose of the Year competition; generally up to 20 varieties are submitted annually. Staffordshire Society The County® of Staffordshire Rose was bred by Mattocks for the Staffordshire Society. The Society exists to represent the geographical County of Staffordshire (Based on the pre 1974 boundaries) and make people aware of their Staffordshire heritage. Key to achieving these objectives are social gatherings which encourage cordiality and good fellowship amongst its members, and support for worthy causes within the county of Staffordshire.

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