THE GARDEN Centre Association (GCA) yesterday (Tuesday, January 23, 2018) revealed the winners of its most prestigious awards at its 52nd annual conference including its 10 Garden Centres of Excellence.

 

The awards were presented to the winners during a ceremony at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon on Tuesday, January 23.

 

Iain Wylie, Chief Executive of the GCA, said: “The winners of our ‘Garden Centres of Excellence’ awards have all showed they are diligent, committed, enthusiastic and hardworking and are a credit to the horticultural industry and I would like to say a huge congratulations to all of them.”

 

The GCA represents nearly 200 garden centres nationwide.

 

Through sharing information and its inspection programme the GCA helps members to achieve high standards in customer service, plant quality and reliability.

 

The full list of winners announced on Tuesday, January 23 were:

 

Garden Centres of Excellence (top 10 in alphabetical order not order of inspection scores):

 

  1. Aylett Nurseries Ltd
  2. Barton Grange Garden Centre
  3. Bents Garden & Home
  4. Fairways Garden Centre – Ashbourne
  5. Garden Wise, Dumfries
  6. Mains of Drum Garden Centre Ltd
  7. Perrywood Garden Centre and Nurseries
  8. Simpsons Garden Centre
  9. Stratford Garden Centre
  10. Webbs, Wychbold

 

The Worrall Cup:

 

  • The award for Best Marketing Campaign or Initiative was won by Perrywood Garden Centre

 

Associate of the Year:

 

  • Smart Garden Products

 

Garden Centre of the Year:

 

  • Fairways Garden Centre – Ashbourne

 

Destination Garden Centre of the Year:

 

  • Bents Garden & Home

 

For further details about the GCA conference, please call 01244 952170. Alternatively, please visit www.gca.org.uk, log on to www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-Centre-Association or follow the organisation on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GC_Association.

                                                                                         

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