GTN January/February 2022 - Garden Trade News, UK

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The Greatest Garden Centre Christmas Teams After visits to garden centres across the UK during November and December, and then weeks of meetings, debate and discussion the winners of GTN’s Greatest Christmas Awards 2021 were finally announced on the Inspiring Retail Stage at Spring Fair on Monday evening, 7th February, where great Christmas retailers and suppliers joined us for a celebration of all that’s great about garden centre Christmas retailing.


he Greatest Awards team of judges had a truly wonderful time visiting all of the 57 garden centres nominated in this year's awards and were overwhelmed by the excellence of garden centre retail teamwork once again, despite continuing difficult circumstances. GTN’s Greatest Christmas Awards recognise the teams of great people who make garden centre retailing so special, without them the great displays and memorable customer experiences would not be possible. Thank you to all the teams we met for their time and their enthusiasm. If you were not able to attend Spring Fair on Monday the Awards presentations can be watched via the Spring Fair on demand page: https://www.springfair. com/the-on-demand-programme-2022 or on YouTube at: uczv1eJuONPm7yiZXDNR3wa Huge thanks goes to our sponsors: Woodlodge, Elho, DCUK, Solex Global Journey, Glee and Kaemingk for making the judges' face to face visits possible this year and for providing prizes for the Gold Award winners.

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GTN’S GREATEST CHRISTMAS AWARDS 2021 – THE WINNERS The Greatest Large Garden Centre Christmas Team GOLD AWARD - Bents SILVER AWARD - Barton Grange BRONZE AWARD - Garsons Esher, Pughs Radyr

The Greatest Mid-Sized Garden Centre Christmas Team GOLD AWARD - The Old Railway Line SILVER AWARD - Fron Goch BRONZE AWARD - Woodlands Garden Centre

FINALISTS • Barton Grange • Bents • Garsons Esher • Gates Garden Centre • Millbrook Gravesend • Perrywood Tiptree • Pughs Radyr • Rosebourne - Aldermaston • Woodbank Garden Centre

FINALISTS • Bosworths • Fron Goch • Perrywood Sudbury • Tates South Downs • The Old Railway Line • Woodlands Garden Centre