Plant Suppliers Put On a Stunning Show at Squire’s
Squire’s Garden Centres held their annual “Supplier Plant Show” at West Horsley last Thursday 9th February. Suppliers came from across the UK and abroad to showcase their latest plants. Some of the specimens on display included olive trees, roses, hellebores and heathers.
Squire’s Plant Managers were given the opportunity to see the show, meet the suppliers, and find out more about the new season plants that customers will be able to buy in the next few weeks. The Plant Managers also voted for their “best” supplier in two categories – Hardy & Bedding Plants. Pannebakker picked up the award for ‘Best Hardy Plant Supplier’, and Barnsfold won ‘Bedding Supplier of the Year’.
Jeremy Hall (Squire’s Group Plant Buyer) said, “We chose Panebakker as our ‘Best Hardy Plant Supplier’ as they have great quality plants and give us a fantastic level of service. The award for ‘Bedding Supplier of the Year’ went to Barnsfold for the second year in a row. They won due to their partnership with Squire’s – we really work together well as a team. They also give us amazing customer service, and the fact that they make deliveries 7 days a week in peak season means that our centres are always stocked with the best quality plants around.”
Sarah Squire (Squire’s Deputy Chairman) commented, “Our Supplier Plant Show is one of my favourite events of the year. It’s great to see the superb quality of plants, and some exciting new ones that we are stocking for 2017. This really was an excellent show, and I am very grateful to all of our suppliers who attended. I know that everyone at Squire’s came away enthused and excited about the spring season ahead.
Barnsfold won Squire’s “Bedding Supplier Of The Year” award
L-R: Jeremy Hall (Squire’s Plant Buyer), Sarah Squire (Squire’s Deputy Chairman), Peter Titmus (Barnsfold) & Colin Squire (Squire’s Chairman)
Pannebakker won Squire’s “Best Hardy Plant Supplier” award
L-R: Colin Squire (Squire’s Chairman), Leon van Aaldt (Pannebakker), Jeremy Hall (Squire’s Plant Buyer) & Sarah Squire (Squire’s Deputy Chairman)