BCLNA’s Annual Grower of the Year Award recognizes a nursery production professional or company who has demonstrated best or innovative practices, exemplifying standards of excellence for nursery production.

This award is generously sponsored by:

This BCLNA Award acknowledges a nursery grower or production nursery who has made significant contributions to the BCLNA and the horticulture industry.

ENTRY DEADLINE: 4 PM on July 6, 2018

AWARD PRESENTATION – The winner will be announced at CanWest Hort Expo’s Tailgate Party on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.


  • Nominations can be self-nominated or by a 3rd party
  • Nominees may be an individual or a BCLNA member company
  • Individuals must be an employee or operator of a BCLNA member company


  • Send submissions via e-mail to [email protected]
  • Include a description highlighting the techniques and methods that the nominee has put into practice, with a maximum of 500 words. This should include an account of the work, skills, techniques or research that demonstrate why the nominee should be Grower of the Year.
  • Send up to 10 photos illustrating or supporting the work performed.


  • Will be conducted by a panel of growers, educators and specialists affiliated with the BC nursery industry.


  • Innovative Environmental Stewardship Standards – Has developed or implemented new or innovative production methods to increase environmental stewardship standard (cultivation, energy use, mechanization, production excellence, grafting, propagation, etc.).
  • Excellence in Production Methods – Has implemented or developed production methods to improve efficiency and/ or increase production of quality nursery stock.
  • Excellence in nursery production standards – Has consistently produced a high quality of nursery stock.
  • Involved in the industry – Actively engaged in the ornamental nursery industry and its activities to benefit the industry.  (All activities/events, not just BCLNA events)


Please ensure the following are included in your entry:

  1.   Information typed on a separate sheet or in an e-mail accompanying the description and photos
  2.   A description up to 500 words highlighting the work and the reason for nomination
  3.   Up to 10 photos (digital) which represent your work

NOTE   Include the nominee’s name and the company name on all documents & photos.  This will ensure all submissions are properly attributed to the respective nominee.