Top retailers and growers honoured at Expo

October 23, 2013
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Oct. 23, 2013, Toronto — Leading garden centres and nursery growers in Ontario’s were honoured earlier today with Awards of Excellence at Garden and Floral Expo 2013.

The awards were created by Landscape Ontario to recognize growers of the “best” and the retailers who have been deemed “excellent.”

The winners in their respective categories are:
 
GARDEN CENTRE AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
 
Angelo’s Garden Centre Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Annuals and/or Perennials.


Bala Garden Centre Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Annuals and/or Perennials.

Baseline Nurseries & Garden Centre
 Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Evergreens and/or Broadleaf Evergreens.


Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery 
Outstanding Display of Goods – Seasonal; Outstanding Display of Goods – Giftware; Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Annuals and/or Perennials.


Canadale Nurseries Ltd.
 Outstanding Display of Goods – Giftware; Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Promotional Event; Outstanding Display of Goods – Seasonal; Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Deciduous Shrubs and/or Trees; Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Print Advertising.

Garden Market Burk’s Falls Inc.
 Outstanding Display of Goods – Giftware; Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Print Advertising.

New North Greenhouses Inc. Award of Excellence for: Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Promotional Event.

Parkway Gardens Ltd.
 Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Annuals and/or Perennials.
Peter Knippel Nursery Inc.
 Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Deciduous Shrubs and/or Trees.

Reds Garden Centre Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Deciduous Shrubs and/or Trees.

Sandhill Nursery Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Print Advertising; Permanent Display Gardens – Under 500 square feet; Outstanding Display of Goods – Giftware; Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Annuals and/or Perennials; Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Deciduous Shrubs and/or Trees; Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Promotional Event.

Sheridan Nurseries Ltd. Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Web Site Development; Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Annuals and/or Perennials; Outstanding Display of Goods – Giftware; Outstanding Display of Goods – Seasonal; Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Promotional Event; Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Your Specialty: Plant Material Your Business is Noted For; Merchandising Techniques – Creative POP Area; Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Print Advertising.

Sipkens Nurseries Ltd. (Palace Perennials) Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Deciduous Shrubs and/or Trees; Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Annuals and/or Perennials; Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Evergreens and/or Broadleaf Evergreens.

Vermeer’s Garden Centre & Flower Shop
 Award of Excellence for: Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Print Advertising.

GROWERS AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS
 
Braun Nursery Ltd. Caliper Trees.

Canadale Nurseries
Broadleaf Evergreens.

Connon Nurseries NVK Holdings Deciduous Ornamental Trees Top Grafted/Worked.

Mori Nurseries Ltd. Evergreens – Field Grown Upright & Spreading; Deciduous Shrubs; Perennials, Unusual and Rare Plants.

Sheridan Nurseries Design on a Skid.

Willowbrook Nurseries Evergreens – Container Grown Upright and Spreading; Deciduous Ornamental Trees 300 Cm Or Less; Vines and Groundcovers.

The judges of this year’s Retail Awards of Excellence are Carol Cowan, Sara Katz and Aldono Satterthwaite.

Click here for more information about the Awards of Excellence. .



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