Cowells, Langlands, Burleydam and Barton Grange named as northern top garden centres

North East and North West regional members of The Garden Centre Association (GCA) picked up awards during a presentation at Bents Garden & Home.

Iain Wylie
Iain Wylie

In the North East Cowell's Garden Centre was named Best Garden Centre and Langlands Garden Centre – Shiptonthorpe picked up Best Destination Garden Centre.

Burleydam Garden Centre scooped Best Garden Centre and Barton Grange received Best Destination Garden Centre in the North West.

Iain Wylie, chief executive of the GCA, said: "We have had a week packed full of regional awards meetings and the North East/North West presentation evening was a great way to top it all off.

"Our hosts, Bents Garden & Home, really pulled out all of the stops for us so I'd like to say a huge 'thank you' to the team there. I'd also like to say congratulations to everyone who took home awards, they should feel extremely proud to know their hard work has not gone unnoticed.

"Other awards announced on the night was the award for Best Customer Service, which went to Armitage's Birchencliffe Garden Centre in the North East and Barton Grange in the North West."

The award for Most Improved centre went to Langlands Garden Centre – Shiptonthorpe in the North East and Klondyke Group – Daleside in the North West.

The Best Garden Centre and Best Destination Garden Centre awards went to the members that scored the highest overall mark in the area in their annual inspections.


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