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19 High Street Theale 

Reading  Berkshire


Tel: 0118 930 8918



. . . to Britain's Best Garden Centres

Many of the country's leading garden centres belong to the Garden Centre Association and each one has to achieve a high level of good business practice before they can be accepted as an Approved Member. To ensure that high standards are maintained, each garden centre is inspected annually.

At GCA member garden centres you can be assured of excellent levels of service, plants of quality and associated products, together with innovative life-style displays, professional advice and information.

The Association's Plant Guarantee Scheme enhances the GCA's belief that customers should be assured that they can buy plants with confidence at any member garden centre. Any hardy plant that fails to grow, provided it has received reasonable care and is returned to the garden centre within a minimum of one year of purchase, will be replaced.

Reasons to visit Britain's Best Garden Centres

  • Helpful gardening experts trained to advise you
  • Inspiration for your home and garden
  • The widest range of fresh, healthy plants cared for by professional horticulturists
  • Hardy nursery plants guaranteed to succeed or your money refunded
  • The most comprehensive range of gardening products
  • A rewarding experience for all the family all the year round


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GCA Area Award winners for 2013 are:

The results are as follows for the Destination Garden Centre (DGC) category and Garden Centre (GC) category for GCA areas:


Wales and the West

Best Garden Centre: Endsleigh Garden & Leisure (DGC) and

The Old Railway Line Garden Centre (GC)

North Thames

Best Garden Centre: Poplars Garden Centre (DGC) and

Squires Shepperton Garden Centre (GC)

South Thames

Best Garden Centre: Garsons Garden Centre Esher (DGC) and

Squires Hersham Garden Centre (GC)


Best Garden Centre: Webbs of Wychbold (DGC)

Planters Tamworth (GC)

North West

Best Garden Centre: Barton Grange Preston (DGC)

Fron Goch Garden Centre (GC)

North East

Best Garden Centre: Armitage Pennine Garden Centre (DGC)

Cowells Garden Centre (GC)


Best Garden Centre:  Simpsons Garden Centre (DGC)

Garden Wise (GC)

Northern Ireland

Best Garden Centre:    Creative Gardens Donaghadee (GC)

A Full List of  Area Award winners is now available  Contact Head Office


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