GARDENA gardenaward 2021

A 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?

The final on September 2, 2021 - 11 am

The GARDENA jury initially selected four candidates as finalists with regard to the degree of innovation and sustainability. The following four teams were nominated for the final round (in alphabetical order):

meine ernte (Germany) – Offers ready-planted vegetable gardens for rent throughout Germany. Water, gardening tools & advice are included – for many full harvest baskets.

Nooka Space (Romania) – The world’s first network of smart proximity office spaces for daring creatives, digital nomads and ambitious entrepreneurs.

Spawnfoam (Portugal) – Spawnfoam is a company for the development of biocomposites, whose main application are totally organic and biodegradable pots and trays for planting.  

Zwopr (Germany) – The platform promotes a sense of community in groups that naturally seek cohesion and help among themselves, for example GARDENA gardeners.


The final will be streamed live on 02.09.2021 at 11 via Youtube. The link to the livestream can be found here: 

To the Live stream

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

What role does the garden play in the new tomorrow?

Innovators were 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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