In This Issue
'Business as usual' says Scotts Miracle-Gro UK general manager Sheila Hill
2016 - a year of headline-grabbing stories!
Record Christmas trading, reports GTN Bestsellers
Smiemans set to WOW with the World of Westland
Briers CEO joins board of trend monitor EFSA
Bradford supermarket makes the magic go further for patients at children's hospital
Glee team expands to meet growing demand as stand bookings soar
Christmas is nearly over - now it's time to party
A quarter of Brits would rather re-buy than untangle Christmas lights
Smell of Christmas in garden centre set off life-threatening asthma attack
GTN’s Greatest Christmas Awards 2016 - The Finalists Announced
Happy Christmas from all at GTN, Garden Radio and The Greatest Awards
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Garden Centre Manager
Retail Plant Centre Senior Supervisor
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Area Manager Lawn Care - Northampton
Garden Sundries Retail Manager - Hertfordshire
Despatch Packhouse Manager - Hertfordshire
Trading Manager Horticultural Mailorder E-Commerce Retailer - Surrey
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Demand for Poinsettias drives cover pot sales
Sell out will lead to high order levels at Harrogate show
Growing media sales 7% up for the year
Plants are the gift of Christmas
Brian's patience is rewarded as bird of paradise flowers
Geoff raises more than £250 for hospice with tash
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Book your tickets for GTN's Greatest Christmas Party on Sunday January 8th 2017 by calling 01733 775700 or click here

GTN’s Greatest Christmas Awards 2016 - The Finalists Announced

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The judges meeting for GTN’s Greatest Christmas Awards took place at Horticultural House last week. A 13 hour marathon session looking at the images and listening to the stories behind over 110 garden centre christmas experiences.  As a result we can now announce the finalists who are in contention across the ten categories, plus a sackful of Santa Special Awards, that make The Greatest Christmas Awards amongst the most sought after team awards in UK garden centre retailing.

GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards 2016 - The Finalists:

  • ACW Garden centre
  • Arcadia – British Garden Centres
  • Averys
  • Aylett Nurseries
  • Barton Grange
  • Baytree
  • Bents
  • Birkacre
  • Blue Diamond - Fryers
  • Blue Diamond - Grosvenor
  • Blue Diamond - Le Friquet
  • Blue Diamond - Redfields
  • Blue Diamond - Trentham
  • Bosworths
  • Brigg - British Garden Centres
  • Brookside Garden Centre
  • Burford Garden Company
  • Burleydam
  • Burston
  • Castle Gardens
  • Chaplins
  • Chessington
  • Codsall & Wergs
  • Colleta and Tyson
  • Conkers Garden Centre
  • Cowells
  • Creative Gardens Donaghadee
  • Fair Gardens Plant Centre
  • Fairways
  • Frensham Garden Centre
  • Fresh@Burcot Garden Centre
  • Fron Goch
  • Frosts Woburn Sands
  • Gates
  • Glendoick
  • Gordale
  • Gouldings
  • Haskins Roundstone
  • Haskins Snowhill
  • Haskins West End
  • Hayes Garden World
  • Hetland
  • Hillmount Garden Centre
  • Hillside Garden Centre
  • Hillview - Burford House
  • Hornsea - British Garden Centres
  • Jacksons Boutique
  • Jacksons Nurseries & Tea Room
  • Keelham Farm Shop Thornton
  • Kershaws
  • Kirktown
  • Langlands Leeds
  • Langlands Shiptonthorpe
  • LBS Garden Centre Colne
  • Mains of Drum
  • Mere Park Garden Centre
  • Munros
  • Notcutts Woodford Park
  • Owl Lane
  • Perrywood
  • Planters - Tamworth
  • Pughs Radyr
  • Pughs Wenvoe
  • Raemoir
  • Rosebank
  • Ruxley Manor
  • Scotsdales Cambridge
  • Scotsdales Fordham
  • Seven Oaks Garden Centre
  • Silica Lodge Garden Centre
  • Silverbirch
  • Simpsons
  • Snowdonia
  • Southwood
  • Squires Badshot Lea
  • Strikes Garforth Leeds
  • Strikes Lady Green
  • Sturmer Nurseries Garden Centre
  • Summerseat
  • Summerhill
  • Sunshine
  • The Old Railway Line
  • Timmermans
  • Van Hage Great Amwell
  • Van Hage Peterborough
  • Walkers Nurseries
  • Waresley Park
  • Webbs
  • Whitehall Lacock
  • Woodbank Nurseries and Garden Centre

We now await the final postal deliveries of customer votes to pour into the GTN offices and then all of the trophies can be engraved ready for The Greatest Awards Christmas Party in Harrogate on January 8th 2017.

Over the coming weeks the pictures taken by the judges will be available in picture galleries in issues of GTN Xtra so make sure your Christmas team members have their own subscription to GTN Xtra - use this link - then they will be able to browse images of over 110 garden centre's during the Christmas season 2016 as part of their inspiration for 2017.

The results will be announced at The Greatest Awards Christmas Party evening on January 8th at the Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, during the Harrogate Christmas & Gift Fair.

To book your ticket for what is always a fun-packed and motivational evening click here

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