25 Jan Local Centre Wins Big At The National Garden Centre Awards
Tiptree based Perrywood Garden Centre is celebrating amazing successes at the National Garden Centre Association (GCA) Conference and Awards, the industry’s most prestigious event of the year for U.K. garden centres.
Hosted by comedian Jo Caulfield, the Annual Gala Dinner and Awards, held on Tuesday 23 January at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon, saw Perrywood named 4th out of 100 Garden Centres in the ‘Garden Centre of Excellence’ ranking table – an impressive achievement for the organisation, which held 11th place in 2017.
The GCA carries out an annual inspection of all its members and uses this to compile the rankings table. The association adds up scores for a number of elements including customer service, merchandising, creativity and innovation, quality and range of products and much more. Perrywood were praised for their plant displays and use of colours; impactful and easy buying displays within their gift shop and their commitment and focus on continuing to deliver a point of difference for their home grown plants grown on site in their large nursery.
Additionally, Perrywood came 2nd in the Ruxley Rose Award for destination centres (above £4m turnover). This award recognises the best plant areas and standard is extremely high. The inspectors were very impressed with Perrywood’s creativity and quality of plants.
Not only this, Perrywood was announced winner of the prestigious Worrall Cup for its ‘Green Up Your Gaff’ campaign. The Worrall Cup celebrates the garden centre with the best marketing expertise, campaign or initiative.