Webbs recognised as GCA’s Garden Centre of the Year

“A philosophy of excellence in all areas by everyone” helped Webbs Garden Centre win the GCA Garden Centre of the Year award, presented at the association’s conference in Manchester this week.

Webbs, which underwent a £5m rebuild in 2006, took the title for a second year in succession because of its attention to detail, helpful staff and easy shopping, said judge Ian Boardman. The other judges were Eve Tigwell, Roger Crookes and Andy Campbell. Cowell’s in Newcastle and Millbrook Gravesend were runners up. * Area winners were: Midlands — Webbs Garden Centre, Wychbold; North East — Cowell’s Garden Centre; North West — Lady Green; North Thames — Aylett Nurseries; Northern Ireland — Donaghadee Garden Centre; Scotland — Sandyholm Garden Centre; South Thames — Millbrook Garden Centre, Gravesend; Wales and West — Trelawney. * The winner of the best people award for 2007 was Wheatcroft Garden Centre. Runners up were Sunshine Garden Centre, Millbrook Gravesend and Mugdock Plantaria. * The Garden Industry Manufacturers’ Association award for excellence in garden product retailing went to Cowell’s Garden Centre, while the GCA associate member of the year was Taylors Bulbs.


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Garden centre and nursery experiences: the next big trend in 2018?

Garden centre and nursery experiences: the next big trend in 2018?

Reports say today's shoppers are as keen to take in "experiences" as they are to shop - and garden centres say they are well-placed to take in the trend.

Business Planning - Staff are your greatest asset

Business Planning - Staff are your greatest asset

An effective strategy to retain staff is the best way for any business to avoid a potential recruitment crisis, Neville Stein advises.

What benefits can buying an extra garden centre bring to retail owners?

What benefits can buying an extra garden centre bring to retail owners?

More garden centres are adding an extra location to their offer - Coolings in Kent being the most recent example of the trend. But why are they doing it - and what are the benefits?


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Horticulture Week Top 100 GARDEN CENTRES 2017

See our exclusive ranking of garden centre performance by annual turnover. 

Garden Centre Prices

Peter Seabrook

Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world
 

Read more Peter Seabrook articles

Neville Stein

Business advice from Neville Stein, MD of business consultancy Ovation
 

Read latest articles