Coolings and Newbridge Nurseries among winners in garden centre plantarea competition

The regional winners of The Garden Centre Association's (GCA) annual Ruxley Rose competition have been announced.


The Ruxley Rose competition focuses specifically on GCA members’ outdoor plant areas and recognises excellent quality and range of plants.

GCA chief executive Iain Wylie said: "We were really impressed with the high standard of our members’ outdoor plant areas this year and we’d like to congratulate all of our regional winners."

Coolings The Gardener’s Garden Centre in Kent won the Destination Garden Centre (DGC) category and Newbridge Nurseries in West Sussex the Garden Centre (GC) category in the South Thames region.

In Wales and the West, Trelawney@Wadebridge in Cornwall (DGC) and The Old Railway Line Garden Centre in Powys (GC) came top. Essex-based Perrywood Garden Centre (DGC) and Meadow Croft Garden Centre (GC) won in North Thames.

Planters at Tamworth in Staffordshire (DGC) and St Peters Garden Centre in Worcestershire (GC) are the Midlands winners, Armitages Pennine in West Yorkshire (DGC) and Cowell’s Garden Centre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (GC) are the North East winners. Bents Garden & Home in Cheshire (DGC) and Fron Goch Garden Centre in Caernarfon (GC) are the North West winners.

Centres are judged in spring and autumn and the the top scorers from the regional winners will now be judged nationally by Roger Crookes and the national winners in both the DGC and GC categories will be announced at the GCA conference in Chester from January 25-28.

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