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Woodlodge win GCA Associate of the Year Award
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UK’s leading garden centres scoop top awards
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Cowell’s Garden Centre and Barton Grange were crowned Garden Centre of the Year and Destination Garden Centre of the Year at the GCA Conference in a gala awards ceremony presented by comedian Fred MacAuley.

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Julian Winfield, the Chairman of the GCA and Chief Executive at Haskins Garden Centres Ltd, said: “We’re a diligent, committed, enthusiastic and hardworking industry and these awards recognise the very best garden centres in the country. Well done and congratulations to all our winners.”

See all of the presentation pictures in our gallery below

Garden Centres of Excellence (top 10 in alphabetical order not order of inspection scores): 
  • Barton Grange Garden Centre
  • Bents Garden and Home
  • Burston Rose and Garden Centre
  • Cowell’s Garden Centre
  • Gordale Nurseries Ltd
  • Haskins Garden Centre, Southampton
  • Haskins Garden Centre, Roundstone
  • Simpsons Garden Centre
  • Squires Garden Centre, Milford
  • Stewarts Garden Centre, Christchurch

The Worrall Cup:

The award for Best Marketing Campaign or Initiative was won by Castle Gardens

Associate of the Year:

This award was won by Woodlodge

Garden Centre of the Year:

Cowell’s Garden Centre

Destination Garden Centre of the Year:

Barton Grange Garden Centre
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