GIMA Finalist Awarded to Cherry-Blossom-Bench

25 October 2022

Finalists in Gima Awards

Timber garden furniture, grow your own and decorative garden structure specialist, Zest was a finalist in the Outdoor Leisure Category at the GIMA Awards with its Zest Cherry Blossom Bench.

Inspired by Japanese architecture and beautifully crafted to bring an oriental feel to the garden, the new Cherry Blossom Bench from Zest is functional, elegant and on-trend. It incorporates oriental style square back panel supports and elegant upward curves for a delightfully individual look, which coordinates with Zest’s popular Cherry Blossom Arch, launched in 2019.


Alongside a host of other new products for the 2023 season, including garden seating and dining sets, a garden bar, a pizza oven table and an innovative keep safe parcel store, the Zest Cherry Blossom Bench is handcrafted from slow-grown softwood, sourced from FSC® certified forests (FSC®-C114990). Together with its main supply partners in Eastern Europe, Zest is dedicated to re-planting and nurturing woodland habitats in Europe and the UK.

(Left to right) Alwyn Williams (Head of Business Support), Simon Davison (Head of Commercial Development), Steve Morgan (Managing Director), and Paul Haynes (National Key Account Manager).

The judging panel for the GIMA Awards comprised Will Blake, St Peter’s Garden Centre; David Danning, Blue Diamond Group; Kate Eckley, The Old Railway Line; Neil Grant, Ferndale Garden Centre; Sarah Hayden, John Lewis & Partners; Trevor Pfeiffer, Garden Trade News; Victoria Redshaw, Scarlet Opus, and Chris Moorhouse from Wickes. The Awards were presented by celebrity impressionist, Rory Bremner.

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