Ardcarne Garden Centre in Roscommon and Connacht Gold DIY and Garden Centre in Ballaghaderreen, were this week announced as winners in Bord Bia’s National Amenity Horticulture Awards, at an awards ceremony in Dublin.
The National Amenity Horticulture Awards recognise and promote excellence across three key sectors of the industry – Garden Centres, Nursery Growers and Landscape Contractors. Both Garden Centres were awarded with a three star rating in the Garden Centre Awards.
Research carried out on behalf of Bord Bia has found that 43 percent of people are willing to spend money on their garden and that gardening, plants and flowers are seen as a credible and acceptable treat in recessionary Ireland. 35 percent of respondents claimed that the economic downturn has not had any effect on their buying habits.