Garden Centre Association announces Ruxley Rose finalists

by | Aug 8, 2018 | Associations, Community, News | 0 comments

The Garden Centre Association has announced the finalists in its annual Ruxley Rose competition.
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20 centres all received top scores in the spring bedding and hardy nursery stock categories from recent inspections.
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Each will now go forward for autumn judging.

The Ruxley Rose Judging process

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Iain Wylie, GCA Chief Executive, said: ?Our member centres received visits from our inspectors in the spring.
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“We have found the 10 finalists in the Garden Centre category, and the 10 finalists in the Destination Garden Centre category.”
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The finalists will go through to the autumn competition.
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Judge Michael Cole will visit the centres in September.
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Michael will check how members are continuing to promote and sell plants during autumn.
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He will also judge the centres on their quality, presentation and range of plants available, as well as the layout of their plant areas.
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Iain says: “Michael will also look at the impression, access and use of demonstration areas.
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?Staff at our member centres are also being judged on their knowledge and customer care and service.”
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A winner from each category will be determined and announced during the GCA?s annual conference in January, 2019.

The Ruxley Rose finalists in the Garden Centre category

  • Cowell?s Garden Centre
  • Gouldings Garden Centre
  • Mains of Drum Garden Centre Ltd
  • Pacific Nurseries
  • Planters Garden Centre at Bretby Ltd
  • RHS Hyde Hall Plant Centre & Gift Shop
  • Squires Garden Centre, Hersham
  • Squires Garden Centre, Long Ditton
  • The Old Railway Line Garden Centre
  • Thompson?s Plant & Garden Centre, Chislehurst.

The Ruxley Rose finalists in the Destination Garden Centre category

  • Aylett Nurseries Ltd
  • Barton Grange Garden Centre
  • Bents Garden & Home
  • Coolings Nurseries
  • Haskins Garden Centre, Snowhill
  • Newbridge Nurseries
  • Perrywood Garden Centre & Nurseries Ltd
  • Scotsdale Garden Centre
  • Stewarts Garden Centre, Christchurch
  • The Millbrook Garden Company, Gravesend.
Iain added: ?Our Ruxley Rose competition aims to inspire our members to maintain best practice.
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“It is another competition that our members work hard towards throughout the year.
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?Members can furthermore take advantage of Michael?s practical advice, as well as showcasing their own sales initiatives.
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?I would also like to say a huge congratulations to all the finalists.
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“I wish everyone the best of luck for the next stage of the competition.?
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