Garden centres receive awards at Expo 2010

October 22, 2010
Oct. 22, 2010 - Winners of Landscape Ontario’s Awards of Excellence for Garden Centres and Growers were announced Monday, Oct. 18, at a luncheon ceremony held in conjunction with the Garden Centre Symposium at Expo. These awards were created by Landscape Ontario as a way to recognize the growers of the ‘best’ and the retailers who have been deemed as ‘excellent’.
 
“In the current business environment, companies have to find a way to ‘wow’ customers and facilitate buying decisions. Today, through our Awards, we had the opportunity to recognize growers and retailers who excel at maximizing customer merchandise contact and make it easy for customers to buy product,” comments Kristen McIntyre, Landscape Ontario's conference and event coordinator. “Being recognized in front of buyers and suppliers who appreciate the workmanship, quality and commitment that each of the winners have invested into their companies and products is an honour for the recipients,” she said.
 
2010 Garden Centre Awards of Excellence Winners:

Canadale Nurseries Ltd 269 Sunset Dr, St Thomas, N5R 3C4, Phone: 519-631-7264 www.canadale.com
Award of Excellence for: Merchandising Techniques - Outstanding Promotional Event
Award of Excellence for: Outstanding Display of Plant Material - Annuals and/or Perennials
Award of Excellence for: Outstanding Display of Plant Material - Deciduous Shrubs and/or Trees
Award of Excellence for: Outstanding Display of Plant Material - Evergreens and/or Broadleaf Evergreens

Cudmore's Garden Centre Inc 3171 Lakeshore Rd W, Oakville, L6L 1J7, Phone: 905-827-1872 www.cudmores.ca

Award of Excellence for: Outstanding Display of Plant Material - Annuals and/or Perennials

Cut & Dried Flower Farm 8530 Concession 3, Glencairn, L0M 1K0, Phone: 705-424-9319 www.cutdriedflowerfarm.com
Award of Excellence for: Merchandising Techniques - Outstanding Promotional Event
Award of Excellence for: Permanent Display Gardens - Over 500 square feet

Ego's Nurseries Ltd 596 Horseshoe Valley Rd E, RR 4, Coldwater, L0K 1E0, Phone: 705-326-9922 www.egosgardencentre.com

Award of Excellence for: Permanent Display Gardens - Over 500 square feet

Mori Gardens 1709 Hwy 55, RR 2, Niagara On The Lake, L0S 1J0, Phone: 905-468-7863 www.morigardens.com
Award of Excellence for: Permanent Display Gardens - Over 500 square feet
Award of Excellence for: Outstanding Display of Plant Material - Deciduous Shrubs and/or Trees
Award of Excellence for: Outstanding Display of Plant Material - Evergreens and/or Broadleaf Evergreens

New North Greenhouses Inc 719 Airport Rd, Sault Ste Marie, P6A 5k6, Phone: 705-779-2168 www3.sympatico.ca/newnorth
Award of Excellence for: Outstanding Display of Goods - Giftware
Award of Excellence for: Outstanding Display of Goods - Hardgoods

Sheridan Nurseries (Georgetown) Ltd 9674 Winston Churchill Blvd, Norval, L0P 1K0, Phone: 416-798-7970 http://www.sheridannurseries.com
Award of Excellence for: Outstanding Display of Plant Material - Annuals and/or Perennials
Award of Excellence for: Outstanding Display of Plant Material - Deciduous Shrubs and/or Trees
Award of Excellence for: Merchandising Techniques - Creative POP Area (Cash register or immediate surrounding area)
Award of Excellence for: Outstanding Display of Goods - Seasonal
Award of Excellence for: Permanent Display Gardens - Over 500 square feet
Award of Excellence for: Merchandising Techniques - Outstanding Promotional Event

The Pond Clinic 215 Stafford Rd W, Ottawa, K2H 9C1, Phone: 613-225-7663 http://www.pondclinic.com/
Award of Excellence for: Permanent Display Gardens - Under 500 square feet


2010 Growers Awards of Excellence Winners:
 
Connon Nurseries/NVK 1155 Hwy 5 W Dundas (West Flamborough), ON L0R 2H0, 905-628-3155; www.connonnurseries.com
Awards of Excellence for: Deciduous Ornamental Trees 300cm or less
Awards of Excellence for: Vines and Groundcovers
Awards of Excellence for: Unusual and Rare Plants
 
Mori Nurseries 1695 Niagara Stone Rd., RR 2 Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0, Phone: 905- 468-3217 www.morinurseries.com

Awards of Excellence for: Evergreens-Field Grown Upright and Spreading
Awards of Excellence for: Broadleaf Evergreens
Awards of Excellence for: Perennials
 
Sheridan Nurseries 9674 Winston Churchill Blvd, Norval, L0P 1K0, Phone: 416-798-7970 www.sheridannurseries.com
Awards of Excellence for: Category 4 Deciduous Shrubs
Awards of Excellence for: Category 7 Caliper Trees
Awards of Excellence for: Category 11 Design on a Skid
 
Willowbrook Nurseries 935 Victoria Ave., RR 4 Fenwick, ON L0S 1C0, Phone: 905-892-5350 www.willowbrooknurseries.com

Awards of Excellence for: Category 2 Evergreens- Container Grown Upright and Spreading
Awards of Excellence for: Category 6 Deciduous Ornamental Trees Top Grafted/Worked
Awards of Excellence for: Category Judges Choice Evergreens

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