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Listener Choice Awards 2017

Voting is now open for the Best Garden Centre category of Minster FM's Listener Choice Awards 2017 sponsored by Switch Networks

You can read all about each of our entrants below and vote for your favourite at the bottom of the page. There is no shortlist in this category, voting closes at 23:59 on November 5th 2017 with the winners announced on Monday November 6th


The entries are as provided by the nominees.


The Nominees

Dean's Garden Centre

Dean’s Garden Centre is a local family run garden centre. Our York Garden Centre in Stockton-on-the-Forest was opened in 1968 by Mr & Mrs Dean. In 1986 Dean's Garden Centre bought a former cut flower nursery in Scarborough, which is now home to another successful Garden Centre. We are very much a family firm and have strong roots in the community. When Mr & Mrs Dean retired in 1993, their 3 children took over the day to day running of the business and 5 of their grandchildren are also currently employed within the business. We are proud to offer our customers an extensive range of plants and garden products and also offer free expert advice and friendly service from our dedicated teams of staff. We produce our own spring and summer bedding plants, herbaceous perennials and vegetable plants from our nursery site, located just a short distance away from the York Garden Centre. We also have two popular Coffee Shops the 'Gardener's Choice' at Scarborough and 'The Bothy' at York, which serve hot and cold meals, drinks and snacks. Due to the growing popularity of the 'The Bothy', a new, larger Coffee Shop was built and opened in March this year.

Why Should You Win?

We would like to win the best Garden Centre award, as it would confirm what many of our regular and loyal customers tells us on a daily basis. We are proud of our roots in the community and we think it’s important to show our appreciation by supporting local charities. Every year our staff nominate a Charity of the Year and since 2002 we have raised over £240,000 for a range of good causes. We pride ourselves in offering a comprehensive range of good quality gardening products, an extensive range of high quality plants as well as a range of gift lines. The Coffee Shops have excellent menus including breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, cakes, sandwiches and Sunday Roasts and a selection of speciality teas and coffee. We have teams of friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, motivated and committed staff in all our departments and are very proud and pleased with how they all work together so well. They are our greatest asset and offer expert advice and a high level of customer service, so winning the award, would give them the recognition and acknowledgement from our customers. It would demonstrate what we are aiming to achieve, has been accomplished.


Steam and Moorland Garden Centre

Family run Garden Centre, including a Garden Machinery centre and large Café/Restaurant. Focused on making every customers visit a comfortable and welcoming experience. Well worth a visit.

Why Should You Win?

We received daily feedback on our excellent service and a range of wonderful flowers and a wide selection across any area related to gardening.


Listener Choice Award: Best Garden Centre

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