‘Garden Centres of Excellence’ winners announced at GCA conference

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):


Aylett Nurseries

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:


  • Farplants

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.


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