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These are the best garden centres in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Garden Centre Association members in Scotland and Northern Ireland are celebrating after picking up awards during a presentation evening on Wednesday, August 29 at Simpsons Garden Centre.



In Scotland The Mains of Drum Garden Centre was awarded Garden Centre of the Year in the Garden Centre (GC) category and Simpsons Garden Centre in the Destination Garden Centre (DGC) category. In Northern Ireland the award for Garden Centre of the Year (GC) went to Creative Gardens Donaghadee.

In Scotland, Caulders Garden Centre, Kirkintilloch picked up The Dick Allen Award for Most Improved Centre and 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 are announced at the GCA annual conference taking place 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 in the near future 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) and 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) and 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: Joint winners Creative Gardens Bushmills (GC) and 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)
For more information:
Garden Centre Association
01244 952170
gca.org.uk

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