We’re Celebrating Garden Centre Association Award Wins!

The teams at Perrywood Tiptree and Sudbury are celebrating following success at the National Garden Centre Association (GCA) Conference this week, the industry’s most prestigious event of the year for UK garden centres.

The GCA Conference, held in the Cotswolds, saw Perrywood Tiptree named 2nd in the Garden Centre Association’s Top 100 League Table. Moving up from 3rd place last year, this again makes us only one ten ‘Garden Centres of Excellence’ in the whole of the UK – and the best in the South of England.

It also saw Perrywood Sudbury named 32nd  in the Garden Centre Association’s Top 100 League Table (2023 = 40).

 

Additionally, Perrywood Tiptree won:

Best Indoor Lifestyle Department in the UK (Destination Garden Centre category)

Second Best Plant Area in the UK (Destination Garden Centre category)

Third place in the Barton Grange Award for Commercial Creativity and Innovation

Third place in the Ian Boardman Indoor Plants Cup (Destination Garden Centre category).

 

Additionally, Perrywood Sudbury won:

Best Indoor Lifestyle Department in the UK (Garden Centre category)

Second Best Plant Area in the UK (Garden Centre category)

 

The GCA carries out an annual unannounced inspection of all its members and uses this to compile the league table. The association adds up scores for a number of elements including customer service, merchandising, sustainability, creativity and innovation, quality and range of products and much more. This is a fantastic achievement for Perrywood and highlights the hard work of every single team member.

 

Simon Bourne, Retail Director, comments: “There are some incredible garden centres up and down the UK, so to be named as the second best overall makes us very proud. This amazing achievement is thanks to our team’s hard work, passion, and dedication.”