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      Garden Centre Crowned Best In Wales For Third Time

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July - 2014

Garden Centre Crowned Best In Wales For Third Time

Congratulations to The Old Railway Line Garden Centre after it was named the ‘Best Garden Centre’ in Wales for the third straight year by a prestigious industry organisation.

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The family-run business, based in Four Cocks, Powys, followed up similar triumphs in 2012 and 2013 by scooping the regional prize for Wales and the west of England at the Garden Centre Association’s annual awards, which were presented at Hillier Garden Centre, Bath, last month.

The Old Railway Line Garden Centre also received regional awards in the ‘Best Customer Service’, ‘Best Plant Area’, ‘Best Indoor Lifestyle’, ‘Garden Products Retailer’, and ‘Best Restaurant’ categories.

Raglan Garden Centre in Monmouthshire was also recognised at the ceremony, claiming top prize in the ‘Best Outdoor Living’ section.

Iain Wylie, Chief Executive of the GCA, said: "I would like to congratulate all our members who took home coveted GCA awards. They are a testament to the hard work of all those involved and their pursuit of excellence, and we're very proud of their achievements.”

Last autumn, Horticulture Wales led a study tour of ornamental growers on a visit to The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, where Director Mark Cleary was kind enough to share his decades of industry experience and offer his insight into the sector’s latest trends. Read our review here…