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Pansies regain GCA Greenfingers Challenge Cup

The Pansies (garden centre's) beat The Cabbages (suppliers) in this year's GCA Greenfingers Challenge held at the Fairmont Hotel in Scotland.

The 2017 challenge involved a round of indoor "golf" devised and created by Ian Flounders and Richard Newton from Woodlodge.

The prize for best dressed golfer went to Guy Topping with his wife,Carol winning the Best dressed lady golfer award.

The sponsors for the event which raised over £27,000 for Grennfingers were:

  • Airedale
  • Apta
  • Aylett Nurseries
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Barton Grange
  • Bents
  • Briers
  • Cadix
  • Castle Gardens
  • Chessington
  • Coolings
  • Cowells
  • Crest Garden
  • Decco
  • Deco-Pak
  • Glee
  • Haskins
  • Hayes Garden World
  • Hozelock
  • IFSE
  • Kaemingk
  • Klondyke
  • Lofa
  • McKean Consulting
  • Millbrook
  • Monkton Elm
  • MSL
  • Old Railway Line
  • Perrywood
  • Poplars
  • Premier Decorations
  • Profitplant
  • Ruxley Manor
  • Scomac
  • Smart Garden
  • Squires
  • St Peters
  • Taylors Bulbs
  • Webbs
  • Whitehall
  • Widdop & Bingham
  • Woodlodge
  • Zest4Leisure
Thank you to all who took part and donated sufficient funds to pay for half of another much needed garden at a Childrens Hospice.  Thank you.


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