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Judging is underway – GTN’s Greatest Christmas Awards update

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GTN’s intrepid team of Greatest Christmas Awards judges have started their tours to visit great teams at 100 nominated garden centres.

The first days Christmas judging for our Features Editor, Anisa Gress included a journey through the Christmas decades at Perrywood, meeting a very competitive team at BGC Braintree, Bavarian curling at Meadowcroft, an England World Cup Christmas display at Summerhill and a surprise visit to see Santa at Alton Garden Centre.

Andy Campbell started with judging visits in Cornwall, Steve Myatt has his Christmas jumper ready for visits in the North West, Roger Crookes is heading south towards Hastings and awards coordinators Neil & Nicci Gow are all set for a full week of visits next week in Wales and the Midlands.

In total we’ve had a record 100 centres nominated for The Greatest Christmas Awards 2022 and we will be visiting them all to meet their wonderful teams between now and the middle of December.

Here’s the Greatest Christmas 2022 visit list.

• Altons • Azure Garden Centre • Barton Grange • Baytree • Bennybeg Plant Centre • Bents • BGC Arcadia • BGC Bournville • BGC Braintree • BGC Bridgenorth • BGC Brigg • BGC Burford House • BGC Harrogate • BGC Hatton • BGC Hornsea • BGC Studley • BGC Thatcham • BGC Tring • BGC Woodthorpe • Birkacre Garden Centre • Blue Diamond East

Bridgeford • Blue Diamond Fryers • Blue Diamond Melbicks • Blue Diamond Three Shires • Blue Dimond Newbridge • Brimsmore Gardens • Caerphilly Garden Centre • California Lodge Garden

Centre • Castle Gardens Sherbourne • Caulders Cumbernauld • Caulders Erskine • Chasewater Garden Centre • Chepstow • Chessington • Colne Valley Garden Centre • Coolings • Dobbies Cirencester • Dobbies Edinburgh • Dobbies Head Office • Dobbies Livingston • Dobbies Tewkesbury • Dobbies Woodcote Green • Downtown • Ellerker Lodge Garden

Centre • Fosseway • Fron Goch • Garsons Titchfield • Gates • Glendoick Garden Centre • Gordale • Gouldings Santa Experience • Groves Bridport • Hetland • Highfield • Holt Garden Centre • Keydell • Klodyke Houghton Hall • Klondyke Astbury Meadow • Klondyke Garden Wise • Klondyke High Legh • Klondyke Mortonhall • Klondyke Polmont • Klondyke Stokesley • Litte Dobbies Richmond • Longacres Bagshot • Meadowcroft • Merryhatton • Munroes Nurseries • Newbank • Newquay Garden Centre • Palmers Leicester • Pengelly Garden Centre • Perrywood Sudbury • Perrywood Tiptree • Planters Bretby • Planters Garden King • Planters Tamworth • Poplars • Poundbury Gardens • Pugh’s Radyr • Pugh’s Wenvoe • Raemoir • Rosebourne, Aldermaston • Rosebourne, Solihull • Rosebourne, Weyhill • Ruxley Manor • Sapcote Garden Centre • Scotts of Southend • Silverbirch Garden Centre • St Peters Worcester • Stratford Garden Centre • Summerhill Garden Centre • The Garden Society • The Grange Garden Centre • The Old Railway Line • The Plant Place • Tingley Garden Centre • Wentorth • Whitehall Lacock • Woodland Walk Garden

Centre • Woodlands Garden Centre After all those visits and plenty of mince pies the judges will be meeting in early January to decide the winners of the 15 categories who will be announced on The Stage at Spring Fair, Monday 6th February 2023, 5:00pm. We look forward to seeing as many nominated teams and GTN readers there as possible.