John Woods Nurseries wins Best New Variety – Hardy Nursery Stock at 2012 Grower of the Year Awards
John Woods Nurseries was this week crowned winner in the Best New Variety – Hardy Nursery Stock category at the Horticulture Week Grower of the Year Awards.
The new category award, for the Joie de Vivre rose, was presented to the wholesale nursery at the prestigious awards ceremony at London’s Lancaster Hotel on 23 February.
Joie de Vivre, which also won the 2011 ROSE OF THE YEAR® award and a silver medal at Le Roeulx Belgium Awards 2006, is cream pastel pink in colour, gently fragrant and full of vitality. It offers repeat flowering longevity and, with its compact habit which lends itself to rose containers throughout the summer, enjoys wide appeal.
Speaking from the awards ceremony, John Lord, Managing Director at John Woods Nurseries, said, “We’re delighted to be the first winner in this new category. Joie de Vivre is a very special rose and is highly popular with gardeners across the country. This award proves that Joie de Vivre has the hardiness to match its visual appeal.”
Joie de Vivre is available in 5L pots at a RRP of £12.99.
More information: www.johnwoodsnurseries.co.uk
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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.
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.
Grower Awards ’12 - Best New Variety – Hardy Nursery Stock category
Garden Retail Awards ’11 - Best New Plant
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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