Nursery & Garden Awards celebrate 21 Years of recognising the best businesses in industry

2015 Awards Logo (new)Entries for the Nursery & Garden Awards are now open and they are shaping up to be better than ever.

Recognising a need to focus the awards criteria on exceptional whole of business performance, the Awards Review Committee has introduced a new suite of categories and criteria for the 2015 program.

In the 21 years the awards have been celebrated the industry has seen them evolve over time to maintain their relevance to industry and current business practices.  The result of this year’s review has seen two great advancements for entrants submitting in the 2015 program.

Firstly, the nursery and garden business awards will now align to international standards which will highlight our professionalism globally.

Secondly, for the first time in 2015, the awards will celebrate an inaugural pinnacle award, recognising the Industry Business of the Year.

We also see the return of two famous categories being the Environment Award and the Marketing Award. The whole program is supported by a faster, easy to use entry system – an impressive birthday gift for the coming of age of our industry’s event of excellence.

Continuing to support the industry’s vision of 20% more greenlife in urban environments by 2020, the Greenlife Infrastructure Award also returns in 2015.  All Urban Planners, Local Councils, Architects, Developers and Landscapers are invited to join the celebrations this year and have their projects recognised for their contribution to promoting a thriving, sustainable and diverse Australian Urban Forest.

The award categories for 2015 are:

2015 Industry Business of the Year
Production Nursery of the Year (Turnover $0-$1.5M)
Production Nursery of the Year (Turnover >$1.5M)
Retailer of the Year (Turnover $0-$1.5M)
Retailer of the Year (Turnover >$1.5M)
Supplier of the Year

Allied Product of the Year
Plant of the Year
Industry Innovation Award
Greenlife Infrastructure Award
Environment Award
Marketing Award
Heather Rumsey Young Leader Award

Enter online at as well as find information on eligibility, criteria, the 2015 judging process and support resources.

Sponsorship opportunities are available and for more information about the program contact Kobie Keenan on 02 8861 5100 or email