RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2016
Twelve finalists competed for the title of RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2016. The products were shortlisted from a number of entrants, all of whom exhibited at this year’s show. Entries were judged on a number of criteria, including innovation, functionality, visual appeal, quality, value for money and environmental sustainability
And the winner was
Hozelock - Cloud Controller
This mobile app, hub and remote tap unit allows gardeners to remotely set, pause and adjust garden watering schedules. It also keeps you informed about current conditions and changes of weather.
See a complete list of the awards (25kB pdf)
Other finalists were
Burgon & Ball – Poc-kit
Gardeners can keep everything to hand with the Poc-kit, designed to hold all items you would normally put in your trouser/jacket pockets, letting you garden in comfort.
Haddonstone – Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown
To celebrate Mark Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’s tercentenary in 2016, Haddonstone has commissioned this bust based on Nathaniel Dance’s 1773 portrait.
MKM Creations – Feature Wall Planter
This wall feature planter is designed to fit in any garden. It creates a focal point, with lights included under a hidden edge.
Mr Fothergill’s – Garden Time GroTray
This self-contained germination system requires no re-watering until the seedlings have appeared.
Sitting Spiritually – The Floating Bench
This outdoor bench in textured, scorched and natural solid oak plays an optical trick – the back rest and arms appear to float.
Squareroot Planters – Rootator
The Rootator enables large trees and plants in containers to be manually turned through 360 degrees for consistent sunlight exposure and maintenance, and promoting all-round healthy growth.
Solus Décor – Firecube 16in
A contemporary concrete fire pit with eco-friendly ethanol burner, it can double as a stylish table when not in use.
The Firepit Company – Tree of Life Fire Ellipse
Artist Andy Gage has expanded his range of hand-crafted Fireballs with the stunning Ellipse. Either fire or LED lit, this will create a focal point in any garden.
Agriframes – Big Ben Plant Frame
This plant frame lets gardeners be creativity with their climbers and create an iconic feature in the vegetable garden.
Oxford Planters – The Stud Planter
This eye-catching planter has been designed and developed with consideration for the environment to offer sustainability as a core function.
Sneeboer – Royal Hand Hoe - hand model
The curved head of the hoe allows you to weed and aerate the soil in between plants with ease.