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Judging Panel 2018

Judging Panel

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Colin Dale, Category Head – Plants and Gardening, Notcutts

With nearly 40 years industry experience, Colin started with an independent Garden Centre in Hertfordshire & then trained at Pershore for 3 years. He then moved to Notcutts where he has been for 35 years, moving from a Planteria supervisor, to Garden Centre manager & now Plants & Gardening Category head. We are proud that Notcutts have been at the forefront of Xylella control. Notcutts are in their 121st year, with Gardening still as the strong beating heart.

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Mairi Devlin, Head of Trading, Gardening, Garden & Leisure. Wyevale Garden Centres

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Mike Lind, Managing Director, Monkton Elm Garden Centre & GCA Chairman

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Caroline Linger, Head of Buying for Products Crocus.co.uk

Caroline Linger has been Head of Buying for Products at Crocus.co.uk for the past 18 months, and was previously Head of Buying for Plants and Garden at Wyevale garden centres and a Director of Frosts Garden centres.

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Caroline Owen, Managing Director, Scotsdales Garden Centres

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Neil Pope, Editor, Garden Trade News

Neil Pope is Editor of Garden Trade News. He has been a journalist all his working life, having edited many national consumer magazines, including Garden News. He moved into trade publishing to become editor of Pet Product Marketing before taking over the reins at GTN.

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Adrienne Wild, Gardening Editor & Columnist Sunday People and Woman's Weekly

Adrienne learnt her craft mostly from masters of the art in local parks, horticultural college and the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh where she did her professional training and has spent the last 45 years sharing her knowledge and passion through her articles in national newspapers, magazines and radio.  She is currently gardening editor and columnist for Sunday People and Woman’s Weekly and was previously an award-winning editor of Practical Gardening, Garden Answers and Your Garden magazines and for 17 years was the gardening editor for Sunday Mirror.

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