Gardening Oscars create green winners

Gardening achievements in 2012 have been recognised in the annual awards organised by the Garden Media Guild (GMG).

Formerly the Garden Writers’ Guild, the GMG is a meeting place for professional garden writers, authors, photographers, broadcasters, editors, lecturers and allied trades.  Its award ceremony not only provides a chance for them all to meet in real life, as opposed to ‘virtually’, but also acknowledges those who have made the greatest achievements during the last year.

Through its work, the GMG and the awards help to ensure high quality in the fields of garden writing, photography and broadcasting, thereby keeping members up-to-date with hot topics and events in the world of gardening and horticulture.

Practical Book of the Year was Fruit and Vegetables for Scotland, by Kenneth Cox & Caroline Beaton (£20, Birlinn), whilst Website of the Year went to Nicola Gammon for Shoot Gardening (

A host of prizes were won within the five categories of books, press, photography, broadcasting and multi-media.

For a full list of winners, visit

To see Anne Wareham’s full report of the event in The Telegraph, go to

Author: Robert Smith