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
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.
Silver-Gilt Flora - BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2011
Silver-Gilt Flora - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011
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Gold Award ’10 - RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2010
Gold Medal ’10 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010
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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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