Plant Show launches start of the gardening season
Left: Bridge Nursery won “Best Nursery Stock” award. L-R: Colin & Sarah Squire (Squire’s), Peter Lodge (Bridge Nursery), Jeremy Hall (Squire’s), Steve & Louise Lodge (Bridge Nursery)
Centre: Silverland Park Nursery won “Best Bedding Plant Supplier”. L-R: Sarah & Colin Squire (Squire’s), Gail Holding & Jack Irwin (Silverland Park Nursery) & Jeremy Hall (Squire’s)
Right: Zsuzsanna Tanacs won the “Outstanding Customer Service” award. L-R: Jeremy Hall (Squire’s), Zsuzsanna Tanacs, Colin & Sarah Squire (Squire’s)
Squire’s Garden Centres held their annual plant show at Squire’s in West Horsley on Thursday 13th February 2020. Growers and suppliers came to showcase their latest plants to the company’s plant area teams, ready for the busy spring season ahead.
Three awards were presented on the day for exemplary quality and service: “Best Nursery Stock Award” went to Bridge Nursery, Silverlands Park Nursery won “Best Bedding Plant Supplier”, and a special award to an individual for “Outstanding Customer Service” was given to Zsuzsanna Tanacs from Gimall Plants. Plant Managers from each of Squire’s sixteen garden centres chose the award winners.
Eighty percent of Squire’s plants are grown in the UK, and many of their suppliers are located within a 20-mile radius of a Squire’s centre – which means that plant miles are kept to a minimum and local growers are supported.
Sarah Squire, Chairman of Squire’s commented, “I would like to thank all of our suppliers for exhibiting at our plant show. I love seeing the new varieties, and old favourites, that will be coming into our garden centres over the next week or so and I am always excited by the quality of the plants we see. Plants are at the heart of our business, and this event is a great way to launch the start of the spring gardening season and invariably a real highlight of my year.”