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GCA names Scotland’s Best Garden Centre

Published: 15 September 2008
Caulders Garden Centre in Kirkintilloch has been named as the Garden Centre Association’s Best Garden Centre in Scotland for 2008.
GCA names Scotland’s Best Garden Centre
Caulders Garden Centre in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland has scooped six awards in Scotland's heats to find the GCA's annual Garden Centre of the Year.

The GCA also presented Caulders with awards for Scotland's Best People, Best Plant Area, Best Gardening Retailer and a final award for Outstanding Achievement.

Caulders currently has two garden centres in Glasgow - Caulders Kirkintilloch and Caulders Mugdock.

However, it is in the process of building a third centre in Newton Mearns, Glasgow which is due to open in February 2009.

"This will be the biggest and most ambitious of their garden centres," Colin Barrie, managing director told

He said of the win: "We are delighted to have won these awards, and are looking forward to our challenges at Newton Mearns where we will focus on quality, plants, quality catering and quality service. This is an exciting time for Caulders."

Winners' list

Best People - Caulders
Best Plant Department - Caulders
Best Services & Facilities - Dobbies, Perth
Most Improved Garden Centre - Garden Wise
Best Display Idea - Hetland
Best Specialist Retailer - Dobbies, Milngavie
Best Restaurant - Dobbies, Perth
Best Gardening Retailer - Caulders
Best Lifestyle Retailer - Caulders
The Auditors Award for Outstanding Achievement - Caulders
Best Garden Centre - Caulders


Published prior to March 2014
By Dodo Schumann
my frIends and I had very little idea what to purchase on this day. We were not only inspired by the organised layout of the gifts, pet supplies, patio furniture, garden tool areas, but also by the vast display of plants and shrubs. The staff helped us by sensible advice and guidance with a very friendly attitude. Well done we shall be back!

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