We’re celebrating! We have been announced as the winner of the GCA’s Destination Garden Centre of the Year 2023 award, a title which recognises Bents as being the best large garden centre in the UK.
We were presented with the title by the Garden Centre Association (GCA) at a prestigious award ceremony held in Blackburn, and following an intensive annual audit, which records scores from over 200 garden centres throughout the UK.
It is the seventh time we have held the award, which recognises quality standards throughout the Centre, not only of products and departments, but also people and services. The annual audit is a pre-requisite to our membership of the GCA, and takes place with no prior notice, ensuring standards remain high throughout the year.
There many awards available within our industry, but this really is the big one. It is not one that requires a written submission or entry fee; instead the audit is something that is a fundamental requirement of our membership of the GCA.
We have a great family of colleagues who work extremely hard at all times and this award is a fantastic way to thank everyone for their input, especially after what have been a challenging few years.
Amongst the categories to be acknowledged by the audit were the Centre’s product range and quality, disabled facilities, sustainability, Garden Care department, Fresh Approach Restaurant, houseplants and seasonal plants.