We’re over the moon to announce Green Pastures were crowned with not just one, but two national awards at the “Garden Retail Awards” in Covent Garden, London, this week!
“Garden Centre Outlet of the Year (mid-sized centres)”
This category was open to all UK garden centres with a turnover between £0.5 – £1.5M. Judges were wowed by our very unique range of services on offer at Green Pastures and our story about how we have braided together our garden centre, farm shop, restaurant and post office. The judges cited our recent expansion as a great example to others in our industry and James was invited to speak to a conference of garden centre owners and directors the following day to tell them more about what we have created.
“Catering Excellence” (Best Garden Centre Restaurant)
As most garden centres have a café or restaurant of some kind these days, this is always a highly contested category in these awards and we’re over the moon to have beaten off some really fierce competition. The judges comments for our restaurant was “Just Brilliant!” What more can we say!!!
The Garden Retail Awards are open to the entire UK Garden Industry and celebrate the very best garden centres, nursery growers and manufacturers, with names such as Hilliers, Notcutts and Hozelock among the other award winners. The awards were presented by female comedian Jo Caulfield who kept her audience well entertained with her own unique take on the garden centre industry.
A full list of this year’s competition winners and finalists can be viewed at http://www.gardenretailawards.com/results-2017/ or for further coverage visit http://www.hortweek.com/winners-2017-garden-retail-awards-revealed-glittering-industry-event-londons-covent-garden/retail/article/1425072
James, Michelle and the whole Green Pastures team are over the moon with such an amazing achievement and we’d all like to say a huge thank you to the most important people in our success story, our customers!