Garden Retail Awards

The Garden Retail Awards celebrate the very best of the garden retail industry and provide an exceptional opportunity for leading garden retail businesses and suppliers to showcase their services, ingenuity and successes.

For more information on entering and attending the awards, plus sponsorship opportunities, go to www.gardenretailawards.co.uk.

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Garden centre stars sought as garden retail award categories open for entries

Garden centre stars sought as garden retail award categories open for entries

Entries are now officially open for the Horticulture Week Business Awards 2018 offering new and unrivalled opportunities for garden retail businesses to broadcast their strengths to potential customers, underline their reputations as leaders and ensure lasting recognition for their teams.

2017 Winners

Garden Centre Outlet of the Year Large - Winner: Old Railway Line Garden Centre

Garden Centre Outlet of the Year Large - Winner: Old Railway Line Garden Centre

Old Railway Line Garden Centre in Powys has seen continued growth since a successful development in 2012 resulted in a sharp rise in revenue and the desire to continue improving has resulted in consistent year-on-year growth.

Garden Centre Outlet of the Year Destination - Winner: Tong Garden Centre

Garden Centre Outlet of the Year Destination - Winner: Tong Garden Centre

When childhood friends Mark Farnsworth and Tom Megginson acquired Tong Garden Centre in Yorkshire back in May 2015, the new owners knew that investment and a clear vision could turn it back into a top garden centre.

Garden Centre Outlet of the Year Mid Range - Winner: Green Pastures

Garden Centre Outlet of the Year Mid Range - Winner: Green Pastures

Green Pastures in Norwich uses its smaller size to great advantage with a unique brand, personal service to the local community and strong local and homegrown offering across its product ranges.

Garden Centre Outlet of the Year Boutique - Winner: West Six Garden Centre

Garden Centre Outlet of the Year Boutique - Winner: West Six Garden Centre

Last year was another outstanding one in the short history of West London's West Six Garden Centre. Increased sales, an exquisite cafe and a successful garden maintenance service have all combined to embed West Six even more firmly within the local community.

Best Planteria - Winner: Camden Garden Centre

Best Planteria - Winner: Camden Garden Centre

The planteria is at the very heart of the ethos and success of Camden Garden Centre, a traditional centre based on plants and gardening.

Best New Retail Product Growing - Winner: Seedball

Best New Retail Product Growing - Winner: Seedball

Seedball provides a simpler means for growing wild flowers from seed, removing the need for complex propagation and providing a better germination rate compared with scattered seed.

Best Garden Centre Event - Winner: Fairy World, Hayes Garden World

Best Garden Centre Event - Winner: Fairy World, Hayes Garden World

Hayes Garden World has invested significantly in its events programme over recent years to give local visitors a reason to return and to add entertainment value to the retail experience for customers from far and wide.

Best Single Site Business Refurbishment, Refit or Extension - Winner: Tendercare Nurseries

Best Single Site Business Refurbishment, Refit or Extension - Winner: Tendercare Nurseries

Homeowners are seeking quality products, professionally designed and installed, that enhance and add value to their properties as well as adding enjoyment to their busy lives.

Best New Retail Product Gardening - Winner: Hozelock Pico Power Pressure Washer

Best New Retail Product Gardening - Winner: Hozelock Pico Power Pressure Washer

Hozelock has ingeniously combined the convenience of compact size with the performance of a powerful 140 bar motor to create the ultimate small but mighty pressure washer.

Best Multiple Business Refurbishment, Refit or Extension - Winner: Klondyke Garforth Garden Centre

Best Multiple Business Refurbishment, Refit or Extension - Winner: Klondyke Garforth Garden Centre

The vision at Klondyke Garforth Garden Centre on the outskirts of Leeds was to try new things - a blank space that could be developed to both service and surprise its customers and a centre where new concepts and ideas could be explored.

Best New Retail Product Non-Gardening - Winner: Eureka! Solar Light Bulb, Smart Garden Products

Best New Retail Product Non-Gardening - Winner: Eureka! Solar Light Bulb, Smart Garden Products

The Eureka! Solar Light Bulb launched in 2016 and has been a hit product in garden centres nationwide.

Best New Retail Product Wildlife - Winner: Simon King, Brushwood Robin Nester

Best New Retail Product Wildlife - Winner: Simon King, Brushwood Robin Nester

The Robin Nester is an original design by British television presenter and cameraman Simon King OBE, who used his knowledge of birds and robins in particular to create a habitat tailored to the nesting habits of the species.

Catering Excellence Award - Winner: Gardener's Kitchen, Green Pastures

Catering Excellence Award - Winner: Gardener's Kitchen, Green Pastures

Gardener's Kitchen is no ordinary garden centre restaurant.

Sales Team of the year - Winner: Hedges Direct

Sales Team of the year - Winner: Hedges Direct

Hedges Direct is an e-commerce business based in Lancashire that has experienced huge growth in its 11 years of trading, going from a laptop and a shed to being one of the market leaders with more than 40 staff.

Multiple Garden Retailer of the Year - Winner: Hillier

Multiple Garden Retailer of the Year - Winner: Hillier

Hillier has had an incredibly successful 12 months. The family-run business employs more than 500 people across its wholesale nursery, tree and garden centre divisions, and grows two million plants a year.

Online Excellence Award - Winner: Hayes Garden World

Online Excellence Award - Winner: Hayes Garden World

Over the past nine years, the development team at Hayes Garden World, led by digital sales manager Lyndan Orvis, has developed its website (www.hayes gardenworld.co.uk) from a simple online brochure into a major commercial force.

Customer Service Excellence Award - Winner: Tong Garden Centre

Customer Service Excellence Award - Winner: Tong Garden Centre

Promoting Yorkshire values among staff and investing in training and customer engagement through a proactive and proud team have allowed Tong Garden Centre to take the initiative in customer service.

Garden Centre Landscape Service of the Year - Winner: Tendercare Nurseries

Garden Centre Landscape Service of the Year - Winner: Tendercare Nurseries

Tendercare says homeowners are now more aware of garden design and the aspirational wishes that it brings, so has tried to take the mystery out of bringing a designed garden to new customers.

Lifetime Achievement Award - Winner: Dennis Espley

Lifetime Achievement Award - Winner: Dennis Espley

Former Squire's Garden Centres managing director and Garden Centre Association president Dennis Espley has spent half a century in horticulture.

Buying Team of the Year - Winner: Notcutts

Buying Team of the Year - Winner: Notcutts

Claudia Roberts joined Notcutts as home and gift buyer in January 2015 to bring greater focus, clarity and expertise to this area.

The Charles Notcutt Retail Plant Supplier of the year - Winner: Farplants

The Charles Notcutt Retail Plant Supplier of the year - Winner: Farplants

Farplants is a unique co-operative group of five West Sussex ornamental plants growers that supplies garden centres and multiples with a range of more than 2,000 outdoor plants for retail sales.

Greenest Garden Centre - Winner: B&Q

Greenest Garden Centre - Winner: B&Q

B&Q's latest green achievements build on eight years of continual progress and improvement on sustainability.

Community Involvement Award - Winner: Dobbies Garden Centres

Community Involvement Award - Winner: Dobbies Garden Centres

Dobbies Garden Centres has community champions in each of its 34 UK stores who manage numerous initiatives, both company-wide and store-specific, giving each a unique engagement in the town or city where it is situated.


2016 Winners

Garden Centre Outlet of the Year: turnover £2m-£5m

Garden Centre Outlet of the Year: turnover £2m-£5m

Winner: Old Railway Line Garden Centre

Garden Centre Outlet of the Year: turnover under £2m

Garden Centre Outlet of the Year: turnover under £2m

Winner: Timmermans Garden Centre

Garden Centre Outlet of the Year: turnover over £5m

Garden Centre Outlet of the Year: turnover over £5m

Winner: Longacres Garden Centre, Bagshot

Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner: Richard Jackson

Multiple Garden Retailer of the Year

Multiple Garden Retailer of the Year

Winner: Hillier Garden Centres

Catering Excellence Award

Catering Excellence Award

Winner: Belle & Joe's Kitchen, Timmermans Garden Centre

Best Garden Centre Event

Best Garden Centre Event

Winner: The Big Weekend, Glendoick Garden Centre

Best Business Development: Single Site

Best Business Development: Single Site

Winner: Green Pastures Plant Centre & Farm Shop

Best Business Development: Multiple

Best Business Development: Multiple

Winner: Redfields Home of Garden & Living, Blue Diamond

Best New Gardening Product

Best New Gardening Product

Winner: Hozelock Cloud Controller.

Best New Retail Product

Best New Retail Product

Winner: Love the Glove, Burgon & Ball

Best Planteria

Best Planteria

Winner: Old Railway Line Garden Centre

Commitment to Staff Development

Commitment to Staff Development

Winner: Whitehall Garden Centre.

Online Excellence Award

Online Excellence Award

Winner: crocus.co.uk

Customer Service Excellence Award

Customer Service Excellence Award

Winner: Sidmouth Garden Centre

Greenest Garden Centre

Greenest Garden Centre

Winner: B&Q

Retail Hardy Nursery Stock Supplier of the Year

Retail Hardy Nursery Stock Supplier of the Year

Winner: The Bransford WeBbs Plant Company.

Garden Centre Landscape Service of the Year

Garden Centre Landscape Service of the Year

Winner: Tendercare Nurseries

Sales Team of the Year

Sales Team of the Year

Winner: Glendoick Garden Centre

Garden Designer of the Year

Garden Designer of the Year

Winner: Janine Pattison Studios

Community Involvement Award

Community Involvement Award

Winner: Glendoick Garden Centre


2015 Winners


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Winners Of The 2013 Awards

Winners of the 2013 Garden Retail Awards