The annual Garden Centres Association awards for the South Thames region presented the Stewarts Garden Centre in Christchurch as the Best Destination Garden Centre.
The Stewarts team, which attended a presentation at RHS Wisley, also returned with the additional certificates for the Best Customer Service and the Best Outdoor Living Retailer awards, following the strict audits carried out by the GCA inspectors.
Terry Head, retail and marketing director at Stewarts said that he was delighted that the centre received the high recognition from the association: “We are delighted to be in top position following the GCA’s inspection. The 115 personnel at Christchurch deserve these awards which not only confirm that the centre is of a high standard but celebrates the professionalism of the team that brings the centre to life for customers with their excellent customer service, advice and knowledge.”
The Christchurch Stewarts Garden Centre was one of the first purpose-built centres in the country, opening in October 1961, and has become a favourite destination for gardeners.