Drum roll pleaseā€¦Castle Gardens takes top prize for its Christmas displays

Added on 09 January 2012

It has been announced that Castle Gardens in Sherborne has once again beaten garden centres across the county to win the Christmas Display competition for the South Thames Area, awarded by the Garden Centre Association.

Castle Gardens was judged today and given first prize for its spectacular themed display which includes scenes from Downton Abbey, Tinsel Town and a Teddy Bears Picnic.

Mike Burks, MD of The Gardens Group said: "It's great to receive such great news on a wet and miserable day. Congratulations to everyone involved including all those from Brimsmore and Poundbury Gardens who helped make the displays so spectacular, not just in the building stage but every day the displays are looked after to keep them looking fresh. This is a team award for the whole of The Gardens Group and our staff should be proud of such a fantastic achievement".

The Garden Centre Association stamp is a quality mark for garden centres around the UK and its criteria for membership is rigorously upheld to ensure quality and service from all members. Each Centre is judged on the presentation, product range and merchandising of the display, and also on the range of fresh Christmas trees, Christmas indoor plants and the Christmas menus in each of the restaurants.

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