Squire’s in Twickenham Awarded “Best Plant Area” in the UK!

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L-R: Colin Squire (Squire’s Chairman) & Ian Hammond (Squire’s Twickenham) picking up their awards from Julian Winfield (GCA Chairman)

Squire’s Garden Centres have scooped 4 prestigious awards at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference.

Squire’s Twickenham won the prestigious Ruxley Rose award for “Best Plant Area in the UK” in the Destination Garden Centre category for the second year in a row. Squire’s Shepperton won awards for “Best Garden Centre Restaurant” and “Best Indoor Lifestyle Retailer” in the Garden Centre category, and Squire’s Milford was given a “Garden Centres of Excellence” award – making it one of the top 10 garden centres in the UK!

Squire’s Cobham and Squire’s Milford were also recognised by the GCA as having great plant areas, as they were both finalists in the “Best Plant Area” Garden Centre category.

Sarah Squire (Deputy Chairman) commented “We are absolutely thrilled that Squire’s Twickenham has won the Ruxley Rose award for the Best Plant Area in the UK. Very many congratulations to our Plant Manager Ian Hammond and all the team at Twickenham. This is a truly wonderful achievement! I am also extremely proud of our team at Shepperton for winning the Best Garden Centre Restaurant and Best Indoor Lifestyle Retailer in the UK. Plus huge congratulations to everyone at Squire’s Milford for their “Garden Centre of Excellence” award – they are now officially one of the top ten garden centres in the UK! The Garden Centre Association sets the standards for excellence in the horticultural industry, so it’s fantastic to be recognised in so many areas – from plants to gifts to our restaurants.”

The Garden Centre Association is the industry’s trade body and represents over 200 garden centres across the UK. Each garden centre was judged last autumn and the awards were given at the GCA Conference, which was held in St. Andrews 22nd-25th January.

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Best Plant Area in the UK – Squire’s Twickenham