The winner is the Vegebag from Vegepod but there’s still a People’s Choice!
The Vegebag by Vegepod has been named as RHS Chelsea Product of the Year by the panel of judges. You can still vote for your favourite product to win the People’s Choice award – see here. The winner will be revealed on Saturday, May 23.
The RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year recognises the best new products on the market.
The designs feature sustainable solutions as gardeners increasingly demand products with greener credentials. The products will be judged virtually by a panel of experts including Dragon’s Den investor Deborah Meaden, gardening writer Peter Seabrook and chairman Chris Harrop.
The winner: Vegepod – Vegebags
Vegebag by Vegepod aims to get everyone growing regardless of ability. Vegebags are perfect for isolating crops and expediting immature harvests. They’re great too for beginners wanting to grow their first vegetables, RRP £29.99, www.vegepod.co.uk/collections/vegebag
Here are the other finalists:
Gaze Burvill Ltd – Meander3
A comfortable three-way conversation seat made from sustainably sourced prime oak. Meander3 showcases innovative craftsmanship and comfort for all conversations, RRP £6,960, www.gazeburvill.com
Access Garden Products – City Growhouse
Designed for keen gardeners with a tiny garden or balcony, the City Growhouse has adjustable shelves and a built-in watering system with an optional automatic louvre vent, RRP £479 in plain aluminium, £599 in Anthracite, www.garden-products.co.uk
Wilstone – Potting Table
Made from galvanised steel and recycled teak, this attractive lightweight potting table has carry handles, two drawers, a shelf and an extendable worktop revealing a compost store, RRP £245, www.wilstone.com
twool – twool naked
Sustainable twool are reducing their carbon footprint even further. Developed from undyed Dartmoor wool and natural-coloured British wool, twool naked gives the strength, durability and biodegradable qualities required of a good garden twine while blending in naturally with planting.,RRP £2.95, www.shop.twool.co.uk
Sneeboer Trading BV – Pottery or container knife
Sneeboer has designed an all-sides sharpened, long, flat, flexible stainless steel container or pottery knife that comes with a red beech grip, RRP £69.95, www.sneeboer.co.uk
Ooni Ltd – Ooni Karu wood and charcoal-fired pizza oven
Ooni Karu is a powerful, portable wood and charcoal-fired pizza oven. Heating to 500°C in 15 minutes, Ooni Karu cooks delicious, Neapolitan-style pizza in just 60 seconds, RRP £249, www.ooni.com
husk – Small Coffee Husk Pot Set of 3
husk uses agricultural waste, such as coffee husk, mixed with plant fibres to create an advanced biodegradable composite that forms its versatile, everyday pot to grow anything in, indoor or out, RRP £9.99, www.madewithhusk.co.uk
Platts Horticulture – Husqvarna 305
The Husqvarna Automower 305 features a new compact design and is ideal for smaller, complex gardens. The mower produces zero direct emissions and offers finely-tuned, well-built robotic technology at an affordable price. Can be controlled by an app on a smartphone, RRP £1099, www.plattshorticulture.co.uk
Green4Air Greenwall – Infinity Greenwall sheets
The Green4Air Infinity Greenwall fixing sheets is a vertical garden system. It can be fixed easily to most surfaces, is waterproof and weatherproof and each sheet can hold 128 Green4Air pods, RRP £215, www.green4air.co.uk
The Patio Black Spot Removal Company – Stone King
Stone King will gently remove organic growth from delicate stone and terracotta garden ornaments, in 90 minutes, without the need to pressure wash, just rinse with hot water, RRP £29.99, www.patioblackspotremoval.com