Garden Centre Association announces list of 57 highly-commended awards

More than 475 staff from GCA member garden centres have for the past week attended the GCA annual area awards ceremonies around the country.

Following the GCA Audits of the 140 member centres this spring, the three inspectors -- Ian Boardman, Andy Campbell and Roger Crookes -- have presented their findings at the meetings for the Wales and West, North Thames, South Thames, Midlands, North East and North West Area groups.

The GCA announced 230 awards for outstanding achievement in 13 different categories and 650 awards of merit were given to 130 centres for scores of more than 85% in any of the 23 categories.  

A record was broken this year as 57 garden centres received highly-commended awards compared to 33 last year for achieving 80% and above in their overall score.

National winners of the GCA garden centre of the year and the GCA destination garden centre of the year will be announced at the GCA conference 24 -26 January 2011.

Highly commended centres (80% plus-alphabetical order)

  • All-in-One       
  • Armitage's Birchencliffe            
  • Armitage's Pennine      
  • Ayletts 
  • Barton Grange Brock  
  • Baytree Nurseries Garden Centre        
  • Bents   
  • Burleydam       
  • Burston Rose and Garden Centre
  • Byrkley           
  • Cadbury Garden & Leisure      
  • Coolings
  • Cowell's
  • Dobbies Garden World Lasswade       
  • Donaghadee GC
  • Endsleigh Garden and Leisure
  • Fairways         
  • Frosts at Brampton      
  • Frosts at Millets Farm  
  • Frosts at Willington      
  • Frosts at Woburn Sands          
  • Garsons Garden Centre - Esher           
  • Gordale
  • Grosvenor       
  • Haskins Ferndown       
  • Haskins Southampton  
  • Heighley Gate  
  • Houghton Hall 
  • Lady Green     
  • Langlands Shiptonthorpe          
  • Melbicks G and L        
  • Monkton Elm  
  • Notcutts Garden Centre Norwich        
  • Old Railway Line Garden Centre
  • Pennells Garden Centre - Lincoln         
  • Planters Tamworth       
  • Polhill Garden Centre Sevenoaks         
  • Poplars            
  • Raglan GC      
  • Ransoms Garden Centre          
  • Sanders Garden World
  • Scotsdale
  • Simpsons
  • Squires Badshot Lea    
  • Squires Garden Centre, Twickenham   
  • St. Peters Garden Centre - Worcester 
  • Stewarts Garden-Lands           
  • Stratford GC   
  • Sunshine GC
  • The Millbrook Garden Company, Gravesend   
  • The Van Hage Garden Company, Great Amwell          
  • The Wisley Plant Centre / The Wisley Shop     
  • Trelawney Wadebridge
  • Van Hage Peterborough          
  • Webbs of Wychbold   
  • Whitehall - Lacock      
  • Woodlands Nurseries

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