In This Issue
The Greatest Christmas Awards voted massive success
Endsleigh G&L have The Greatest Christmas Sizzle
The Greatest Festive Plants Team comes from Burston Garden Centre
The Greatest Festive Catering Team goes to Chessington and Whitehall Lacock
Brookside, Ruxley Manor and Frosts Woburn Sands pick up The Greatest Christmas Grotto Team awards
Kaemingk win The Greatest Christmas Supplier Award
The Greatest Christmas Display winners are Endsleigh Garden & Leisure, Barton Grange and Castle Gardens
The Greatest Garden Centre Teams at Christmas are Jacksons, Brookside and Endsleigh G&L
Watch out for all of the Greatest Christmas Awards pictures
£2,300 raised for Make A Wish
Brookside's award-winning grotto raises £5,300 for charity
A Majestic party for finalists and guests
Guests greeted with an Apple Juice and Drambuie Hot Toddy
Gift retailers flock to Harrogate
More pictures of Garden Centre Christmas displays than have ever been published before
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Brookside, Ruxley Manor and Frosts Woburn Sands pick up The Greatest Christmas Grotto Team awards
Sponsored by Norfolk Leisure and The National Christmas Tree Company
There was strong competition in The Greatest Christmas Grotto Team category with three garden centres picking up gold awards – Frosts Woburn Sands and Ruxley Manor (joint winners, large centre) and
Brookside (small centre).

Andrew Evans, of Ruxley Manor, said: “Our Santa’s Grotto is a big part of out Christmas offering so we put a lot of effort into making it special. We have 60 elves and we use the feedback from them to make next year’s grotto even better. Winning this award is important to us and it ensures we keeping improving because if we don’t, someone else will take our place on the podium.”

Alison Shead, of Brookside, said: “Our grotto is all about what children want – that may sound obvious but it’s something that’s often overlooked. Our eight-year-old son came up with the idea of having a moon in the display this year, and we’re always listening for good ideas. So much effort goes into our grotto so this award means everything to us.”

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Gold winners pictured above - Frosts, Ruxley Manor and Brookside.

Chessington (above left) and Snowdonia (above right) picked up silver awards.

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Hetland Garden Centre (above) won The Greatest Grotto Team in Scotland

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Keelham Hall garden centre and farm shop (above) scooped The Greatest Grotto Team in the North


Gold Award: Brookside (small centre); Ruxley Manor and Frosts Woburn Sands (joint winners, large centre)

Silver Award: Snowdonia (small centre); Chessington (large centre)

Regional Award: Hetland (Scotland); Raglan (Wales); Chaplins (West); Percy Throwers Garden & Leisure (Midlands); Baytree (East); Keelham Hall (North).

Baytree, Brookside, Chessington, Chaplins, Endsleigh Garden & Leisure, Frosts Woburn Sands, Hetland, Keelham Hall, Merryhatton, Percy Throwers Garden & Leisure, Raglan, Ruxley Manor, Scotsdales, Silica Lodge, Snowdonia, Walkers Nurseries.

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