Simpsons Garden Centre was named top Destination Garden Centre in Scotland by the industry body The Garden Centre Association (GCA), at the prestigious Scottish awards earlier this month, following the GCA annual audit in June. As well as picking up the top destination Garden Centre in Scotland, the business also won Scotland’s best Garden Centre Restaurant and best Plant Area.
Inverness based Simpsons Garden Centre have been crowned top destination garden centre in Scotland for the 4th year running, giving their staff an extra day off to celebrate their birthday.
The garden centre was named top Destination Garden Centre by the industry body The Garden Centre Association (GCA), at the prestigious Scottish awards earlier this month, following the GCA annual audit in June.
As well as picking up the top destination Garden Centre in Scotland, the locally run business also won Scotland’s best Garden Centre Restaurant and best Plant Area.
The independent garden centre, which opened in 2001, has gone from strength to strength offering not only a fabulous garden area, but also a superb restaurant, food hall, oak furniture range, gift department and florist.
Andrew Simpson, Director paid tribute to the Simpsons team “This is an amazing achievement for our garden centre to win all of these awards from the industry’s top body, as well as securing the title of Scotland’s Garden Centre of the Year for the four year in succession. We owe our success to our professional, dedicated and hardworking staff, so to celebrate our recent success we have given all the staff an extra days holiday as a thank you on their birthday.”
He added “The GCA set very high standards and expectations of their members and we are constantly striving to meet and exceed the expectations of the gardening industry and the customers we provide for. It’s great to see smaller independent garden centres recognised in this way. We are proudly independent and very proud of our Highland roots.”
Iain Wylie, Chief Executive of The Garden Centre Association said “These awards are made after a rigorous inspection visit, so to be named as the Best Destination Garden Centre in Scotland is an incredible achievement. Simpsons scored particularly well for their creativity and innovation as well as the core area of plants.”