Brimsmore Gardens in Yeovil has wowed judges in its 2010 annual audit and picked up a number of top Garden Centre Association awards in the Wales and the West Category.
The garden centre, which is part of The Gardens Group, picked up awards for; Most Improved Garden Centre, second prizes in Best Farm Shop and Best Houseplants areas, and scored over 90 per cent for Garden Centre Staff.
"We have just heard that we have won all these awards for the Wales and the West region and the whole team is thrilled to bits! This year we took things back to basics and looked at exactly what our customers want from a garden centre and stuck to The Gardens Group ethos. We have concentrated on core garden products and maintenance alongside life style and the hard work has obviously paid off. The whole team has had training during the spring both in-house and by external companies and these awards have certainly recognised the benefits of good training. They have really boosted morale and everyone is feeling like they have had a pat on the back!" commented Adam Wallis, Manager of Brimsmore Gardens.
The judging for the awards is carried out as part of an annual Garden Centre Association audit, which examines every aspect of the Garden Centre from; the products on offer, the condition of the car park, environmental policies, the quality of the customer experience and the overall team ethos.
Picture shows Assistant manager of Brimsmore Garden Karen Hillard together with; Mike Burks (MD of The Gardens Group), Andrew Wright (Retail Assistant at Brimsmore Gardens) and Adam Wallis (Manager of Brimsmore Gardens).