The ODS team were on stall 21 giving away the latest ODS directory like hotcakes and also distributed BGDI, Good Garden Home, Outdoor Rooms & Good Garden Design. Judges for the stands - Robert Prince, CEO of NGIA; Karen Smith, editor of Hort Journal and Mark Morrison of Morrison’s Garden Centre were unanimous in their praise for the quality of the stock, the displays and innovation in presentation.
Best Overall Stand:
Traden Tubes - Winner for the 3rd year Green Life
Gold - Kenthurst Nursery Silver - Ramm Botanicals
Bronze - Cycads International Non Green Life
Gold - Yates Silver - Lifestyle Homewares
Bronze - Amgrow
Fusion Showcase - Greenlife
Gold - Eyles Citrus – Citrus Gems
Silver - Cycads International – Bread Palm (Encephalartos gratus)
Bronze - Ramm Botanicals – Leptospermum Vertical Drop
Fusion Showcase - NonGreenlife
Gold - Tytags – DIY Retailer Edition – Signage & Label Printing Solution
Silver - Yates – Confidor Insecticide Tablets
Bronze -Brunnings – The Big Cheese Rodent Control
Photography was by Matthew Carroll of Hortiman - All photographs in this News Flash are courtesy of Matthew Carroll of Hortiman. Soon pictures will be on an updated GES website page. Facebook already has plenty of great GES pictures. Have a look: www.facebook.com/GreenExpoSydney2011 Prize Winners
The temptation of winning an iPad2 certainly attracted many entries and a thank you to all the competition participants and congratulations to the winners: Sponsors Competition Day 1 Rob Vincent of Nowra Garden Centre Sponsors Competition Day 2 Susan Stratton On Line Registration Trisha Brown of Balcony in Bloom Exit Survey Lucia Fowler of St Ives Village Nursery These 4 lucky people have each won an iPad2.
In addition, the Fusion Showcase People’s Choice and Media Choice winners are: Fusion Showcase People's Choice Taryn McIntyre for the Eyles Citrus ‘Citrus Gems’ Fusion Showcase Media Choice Catherine Stewart of HMA for the Flamenco Hibiscus.
As always, comments and feedback are vitally important, so don’t hesitate to contact any of us here at NGINA on (02) 9679 1472 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to all GES 2011 Sponsors GES wouldn’t happen without Sponsorship and NGINA is grateful for the support who are as follows: Platinum & Principal Sponsors - Brunnings & Gardman Gold Sponsors - Grange Growing Solutions; Ramm Botanicals; Eyles Citrus- At Eyles& Sons Pty Ltd; Oasis; Swane's nurseries; Amgrow; Kenthurst Nursery; Debco; Yates; Tumbleweed Silver Sponsors - Norwood, Mr Fothergills;Plant pics
GES will be back with avengeance in 2012 at the same venue, Exhibition Centre, Rosehill Gardens in Parramatta Awards 14-16th August. We look forward to another great Green Expo Sydney next year and to your participation as an exhibiting business or as a trade visitor.