GCA Scotland and N. Ireland regional winners revealed

GCA members in Scotland and Northern Ireland are celebrating after an awards presentation at Simpsons Garden Centre.
 
The Mains of Drum Garden Centre was awarded Scotland’s Garden Centre of the Year in the Garden Centre (GC) category. Simpsons Garden Centre took top honours in the Destination Garden Centre (DGC) category for Scotland.
 
In Northern Ireland, the award for Garden Centre of the Year (GC) went to Creative Gardens Donaghadee.
 
Iain Wylie, Chief Executive of the GCA, said: “Our final regional awards presentation evening was a huge success. It was wonderful to hear from Inspector Alyson Haywood, who presented her findings from her inspections.
 
“It was great to see all our members taking in all the feedback from Alyson and look forward to seeing it put into practice in the future.
 
“In Scotland, Caulders Garden Centre picked up The Dick Allen Award for Most Improved Centre. Creative Gardens, Bushmills received the same award in Northern Ireland.”
 
The national winners of Garden Centre of the Year and Destination Garden Centre of the Year will find out in January 2019.
 
The 2019 GCA Annual Conference takes place at Luton Hoo from January 20-23. Members will be able to book their places soon and the GCA will be announcing speakers soon as well.
 
The full results for Scotland and Northern Ireland GCA area awards are as follows for the GC and DGC categories:
 
Scotland
 

Garden Centre of the Year

The Mains of Drum Garden Centre (GC), Simpsons Garden Centre (DGC)
 

Best Customer Service

The Mains of Drum Garden Centre

 

Environment and Community Award

Garden Wise – Dumfries
 

The Barton Grange Trophy for Innovation and Creativity

Simpsons Garden Centre
 

The Dick Allen Award for Most Improved Centre

Caulders Garden Centre, Kirkintilloch
 

The ifse Award for Catering Excellence for Best Garden Centre Restaurant

Klondyke Mayfield Garden Centre (GC), Simpsons Garden Centre (DGC)
 

The GIMA Award for Best Garden Products Retailer

The Mains of Drum Garden Centre (GC) and Simpsons Garden Centre (DGC)

 

Best Indoor Lifestyle Retailer

The Mains of Drum Garden Centre (GC) and Simpsons Garden Centre (DGC)
 

Best Outdoor Living Retailer

Gouldings Garden Centre (GC) and Simpsons Garden Centre (DGC)
 
Northern Ireland
 

Garden Centre of the Year

Creative Gardens Donaghadee (GC)
 

Best Customer Service

Creative Gardens Bushmills (GC), Creative Gardens Donaghadee (GC)
 

Environment and Community Award

Creative Gardens – Galgorm Castle
 

The Barton Grange Trophy for Innovation and Creativity

 Creative Gardens Donaghadee
 

The Dick Allen Award for Most Improved Centre

Creative Gardens Bushmills
 

The ifse Award for Catering Excellence for Best Garden Centre Restaurant

Creative Gardens Donaghadee (GC)
 

The GIMA Award for Best Garden Products Retailer

Creative Gardens Donaghadee
 

Best Indoor Lifestyle Retailer

Creative Gardens Donaghadee (GC)

 

Best Outdoor Living Retailer

Creative Gardens Bushmills (GC)

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