THE WINNERS of the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) most prestigious awards including its Garden Centres of Excellence were announced at its annual conference on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.
The awards ceremony took place at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel.
Iain Wylie, Chief Executive of the GCA, said: “What a fantastic night we had celebrating our ‘Garden Centres of Excellence’ winners. All of them have shown immense dedication, hard work and enthusiasm in what they do and couldn’t be more deserving. Each and every winner is a real credit to the horticultural industry.”
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 28 were:
Garden Centres of Excellence – 11 winners as two centres tied in 10th place (below is in alphabetical order not order of inspection scores):
Barton Grange Garden Centre
Bents Garden & Home
Cowell’s Garden Centre
East Bridgford Garden Centre
Fron Goch Garden Centre
Perrywood Garden Centre Tiptree
Simpsons Garden Centre
Stewarts Garden Centre – Christchurch
The Old Railway Line Garden Centre
Webbs of Wychbold.
Associate of the Year:
The Worrall Cup:
- Squires Garden Centres
Garden Centre of the Year:
- Fron Goch Garden Centre
Destination Garden Centre of the Year:
- Barton Grange Garden Centre
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.