National Garden Bureau’s Website Wins Gold Award in International Competition

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – National Garden Bureau (NGB), the non-profit, membership-based organization that promotes gardening on behalf of the horticulture industry, is pleased to announce that its website has been named a Gold Award Winner in the 2019 Hermes Creative Awards.

“We appreciated the vision that NGB had for a clean, modern, image-driven site which paved the way for a dramatic update to the brand look and feel,” says Joan Begitschke, Chief Marketing Strategist at Verve, the firm that created the site. “Creating this new site in WordPress has allowed them to make almost daily content updates to keep the site fresh.”

The Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals. It is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The organization is one of the largest, oldest and most respected evaluators of creative work in the marketing and communication industry.

“The Verve team was amazing in helping us design and build a new site that is easy for home gardeners to navigate yet presents all the important information we want to provide site visitors,” says Diane Blazek, Executive Director at the National Garden Bureau. “The flexibility of our site has enabled us to create new programs and benefits for our members that in turn, provides inspiring garden ideas for consumers that drives them to invest in our industry’s products.”

Key NGB Educational and Promotional Programs found on the NGB website include:

  • A well-known and often-searched, New Varieties program
  • “Year of the” – an extensive marketing program for annuals, perennials, edibles, bulbs and now flowering shrubs
  • Therapeutic Garden Grants for deserving gardens
  • The brand new “Combination Ideas” program

All NGB members can be found in the online Membership Directory, many of who have been members of the organization for 25+ years.

All members who sell direct to consumers can be found in the online “Shop Our Members” page.

For more information about National Garden Bureau, please contact Diane Blazek via email or at 630-963-0770.

For more information about membership in National Garden Bureau, please contact Gail Pabst via email or at 630-963-0770.

Founded in 1920, the National Garden Bureau is a non-profit organization whose mission is to disseminate basic instructions for home gardeners. NGB publishes and sponsors two programs: “Year Of The” which offers fact sheets featuring flowers and vegetables and the ever-popular New Varieties, both of which are perfectly suited to provide inspiration to home gardeners.