GARDENA gardenaward 2021

The unique Award for entrepreneurs of the gardening industry - with Frank Thelen as special guest and jury member.

Frank Thelen

What role does the garden play in the new tomorrow?

Since 2019 the gardenaward strives to find and reward the most innovative and dedicated entrepreneurs who want to define the future of gardening.
We invite you to apply with your individual idea, business case or even product to participate in this year’s gardenaward.
Our overarching topic this year will be:

What role does the garden play in the new tomorrow?

Innovators are invited to submit their ideas and business cases in one of the following areas:

  • Smart systems / Internet of Things
  • Water technology
  • Garden technology
  • Cutting technology
  • City / Urban gardening
  • E-commerce and service with garden focus
  • Mobile Apps with plants / garden focus
  • Sustainable gardening
  • Gardening and food
  • Garden: the place to be, meet and work

Besides start-ups and established players of the gardening sector as well as universities and other educational insitutions are welcome.

What's in it for you?

Become a part of the extensive GARDENA StartUp network. With regular exchanges, events and cooperation opportunities.


1st place

5,000 € cash prize and a surprise for your own garden

2nd place

3,000 € cash prize

3rd place

2,000 € cash prize

GARDENA award prize

Most sustainable idea or business case

1,000 € cash prize

How does it work?

Gardenaward Timeline
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Our Winners of 2020

1st place 2020

2nd place 2020

3rd place 2020

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