24 September 2018 by Fraser McTaggart
The Mains of Drum Garden Centre on Royal Deeside have been given a prestigious award from the Garden Centre Association (GCA). After rigorous seasonal inspections of garden centres across the UK the GCA awarded The Mains of Drum ‘Best Garden Centre in Scotland’ for the second year running. The GCA also placed The Mains of Drum in the top three for the entire UK. The winner of the coveted ‘Best in UK’ will be announced in January 2019 after a final round of judging.
The Mains of Drum Garden Centre also won the following categories: Customer Service, Garden Products Retailer, Indoor Lifestyle and Website. In addition, The Mains of Drum are finalists in the GCA Ruxley Rose Competition for the best Plant Area in the UK; the winner will be announced in January.
This is an incredible achievement for the family-run garden centre, which opened in 2009. The dedicated and highly-motivated staff at the popular garden centre are working hard to maintain and improve on the high benchmarks required by the GCA.
Craig Forbes, Manager: ‘We are all thrilled to receive this accolade and are proud to be members of the GCA. This award recognises the hard work of all the team at The Mains of Drum over the past year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our loyal customers and suppliers for their continued support.’
The GCA requires all members to meet standards that represent the very best in garden centre retailing. Ensuring customer satisfaction is a crucial aspect of GCA activity. Every GCA garden centre is subjected to unannounced comprehensive inspections by independent consultants to satisfy the GCA expectation that members maintain and improve on these high standards.