It's the moment we've all been waiting for...the results of the Great British Growing Awards™ 2016!

Over the past few months you've been busy nominating and voting for your favourite gardening organisations, retailers and celebrities and we now have the winners and runners up in each of the categories to share with you.

Thousands of you got in touch to tell us who you rate in the industry, and we've asked some of your champions to provide their useful tips and advice to help you in your growing quest.

This year's awards have been sponsored by the Edible Garden Show and we presented the certificates to our winners at this year’s show in Alexandra Palace, London. The show took place in March and showcases a number of exhibitors as well as The Potting Shed giving top class advice from speakers alongside the Allotment Advice Clinic, giving you all you'll need to know for the upcoming growing season, The Bee Hive and family-fun activities, including The Small Holder Zone.

The awards were nominated and voted for by our fantastic readers and online visitors. This year also saw categories judged by the esteemed Chris Beardshaw and Christine Walkden...

Here's the full list of winners:

  • Most Trusted Celebrity Gardener
    • GOLD - Christine Walkden

    • SILVER - Toby Buckland

    • BRONZE - Anne Swithinbank

  • Most Inspiring Vegetable Garden to Visit
    • GOLD - Kew Gardens

    • SILVER - Lost Gardens of Heligan

    • BRONZE - RHS Wisley

  • Best Gardening Event
    • GOLD - RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    • SILVER - RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

    • BRONZE - Harrogate Flower Show

  • Best New Kitchen Gardening Book
    • GOLD - Grow All You Can Eat In Three Square Feet

    • SILVER - Grow For Flavour: James Wong

    • BRONZE - Kew On A Plate: Raymond Blanc

  • Most Entertaining Kitchen Garden TV/Radio Programme
    • GOLD - Gardeners’ World (BBC2)

    • SILVER - Love Your Garden With Alan Titchmarsh (ITV)

    • BRONZE - Big Allotment Challenge (BBC2)

  • Best Fruit and Veg Seed Range
    • GOLD - Thompson & Morgan

    • SILVER - Suttons

    • BRONZE - Mr Fothergill’s Seeds

  • Best Plug Plant Range
    • GOLD - Thompson & Morgan

    • SILVER - Suttons

    • BRONZE - Dobies

  • Best Nursery/Retailer Specialising in Fruit
    • GOLD - Blackmoor Nurseries

    • SILVER - Ken Muir

    • BRONZE - Ashridge Nurseries

  • Best One Stop Gardening Shop
    • GOLD - Wyevale

    • SILVER - B&Q

    • BRONZE - Wilkinsons

  • Best Online Retailer
    • GOLD - Thompson & Morgan

    • SILVER - Amazon

    • BRONZE - Greenhouse Sensation

  • Best Garden Tools Range
    • GOLD - Spear and Jackson

    • SILVER - Wolf-Garten

    • BRONZE - Draper Tools

  • Best Greenhouse/Polytunnel Brand
    • GOLD - Premier Polytunnels

    • SILVER - First Tunnels

    • BRONZE - Northern Polytunnels

  • Most Innovative Growing Product
    • GOLD - TomTato plant – Thompson & Morgan

    • SILVER - Air-Pot containers

    • BRONZE - Vitopod Heated Propagator

  • Most Effective Composting Product
    • GOLD - Most Effective Composting Product

    • SILVER - Westland – Make Your Own Compost

    • BRONZE - HotBin Compost Bin

  • Best Eco-Friendly or Organic Veg Growing Product
    • GOLD - Natural Seaweed Fertiliser – Maxicrop

    • SILVER - Enviromesh

    • BRONZE - Nemaslug – Nemasys

  • Best Gardening Organisation
    • GOLD - The RHS

    • SILVER - National Trust

    • BRONZE - Garden Organic

  • Best Garden Writer or Blogger
    • GOLD - Monty Don

    • SILVER - Alan Titchmarsh

    • BRONZE - Carol Klein

  • Volunteer of the Year
    • Tony Farthing