Haskins have enjoyed a clutch of successes in this year’s Garden Centre Association South Thames regional awards.
Roundstone was named 'Garden Centre of the Year' in the destination centre category, with Snowhill taking third place.
In the garden care category, the group’s centres were awarded the top three places (Ferndown first, West End second and Roundstone third).
Ferndown top-scored in the 'Barton Grange Trophy’ national competition for innovation and creativity', while Snowhill made it through to the autumn judging round in the 'Ruxley Rose’ national plant area competition.
Finally, Ferndown took second place in the community and environment category.
Lisa Looker, brand director at Haskins Garden Centres expressed delight at the group’s success across multiple categories. “It is a fantastic achievement for the group that all centres have been acknowledged,” she said. “The awards are testament to the hard work of the teams at each centre; we continually strive to provide the best experience for our customers and deliver the best service. We're particularly thrilled with the 'Garden Centre of the Year' category win for our Roundstone centre.”
The South Thames results were announced during a presentation at Squires Garden Centre in Badshot Lea. The categories were inspected by Gordon Emslie, who joined the GCA’s inspection team in 2017.
Above (left to right): Gordon Emslie (GCA), Nick Joad (Roundstone manager), Mike Lind (GCA chairman), Dean Ridley (Haskins head of retail operations), David Lilly (Snowhill manager), Julian Winfield (Haskins chief executive), Gary Carvosso (GCA South Thames area chairman).