GCA Competition 2013 Awards


Home Store of the Year : Builders Warehouse Port Elizabeth Garden Centre of the Year : Stodels Nurseries Milnerton
Home Store of the Year :
Builders Warehouse Port Elizabeth
Garden Centre of the Year :
Stodels Nurseries Milnerton



Size Category Winners – Independent Garden Centres:

Best Large Garden Centre : Stodels Nurseries Milnerton
Best Medium Garden Centre : Plant Paradise Garden Centre
Best Small Garden Centre : Clarks Tuinsentrum


Regional Winners – Independent Garden Centres:

Free State : Greenside Kwekery
Gauteng North : Plant Paradise Garden centre
Gauteng South : Garden Pavilion Eckards
Limpopo : Greener Tidings
Mpumalanga : Garden Pavilion Montana
North West : Clarks Tuinsentrum
Western Cape : Stodels Nurseries Milnerton



Regional Winners – Home Store Garden Departments:

Eastern Cape : Builders Warehouse Port Elizabeth
Gauteng South : Builders Express Robindale
Western Cape : Builders Express Stellenbosch


Departmental Prizes – Independent Garden Centres:

Best Garden Care Department : Stodels Nurseries Milnerton
Best General Displays : Greener Tidings
Best Indoor Plant Department : Plant Paradise Garden Centre
Best Outdoor Plant Department : Greenside Kwekery
Best Staff : Pretty Garden Tuinsentrum


Departmental Prizes – Home Store Garden Department:

Best Garden Care Department : Builders Express Robindale
Best General Displays : Builders Express Stellenbosch
Best Indoor Plant Department : Builders Warehouse Port Elizabeth
Best Outdoor Plant Department : Builders Express Robindale
Best Staff : Builders Express George


Grading Results: Independent Garden Centres


Clarks Tuinsentrum
Greenside Kwekery Bk.
Plant Paradise Garden Centre
Stodels Nurseries Bellville
Stodels Nurseries Milnerton


Garden Pavilion Eckards
Garden Pavilion Montana
Greener Tidings
Plantland Menlyn
Pretty Garden Tuinsentrum


Garden Pavilion Brandmullers
Garden Pavilion Geelhout
Garden Pavilion Sterkloop
Garden Pavilion White River
Plantland Zambesi
Plantland Akasia
Plantland Cornwall Hill
Plantland Krugersdorp
Plantland The Wilds
Stodels Nurseries Kenilworth
Stodels Nurseries Somerset West


4 Seasons Garden Centre
Bruwer Kwekery
Frankfort Kwekery
Imbali Garden Centre
Plantland Crowthorne
Plantland Lombardy
Plantland Wonderboom
Safari Tuinsentrum
Stodels Nurseries Constantia
Super Plants Bothasig
The Plant & Flowers Nursery


Grading Results: Home Store Garden Department


Builders Warehouse Port Elizabeth
Builders Express Robindale
Builders Express Stellenbosch


Builders Express Cedar Square
Builders Express Greenstone
Builders Express Lambton
Builders Express Wonderpark
Builders Warehouse Edenvale
Builders Warehouse Nelspruit
Builders Warehouse Northriding
Builders Warehouse Table View


Builders Express Amanzimtoti
Builders Express Bryanston
Builders Express East – London
Builders Express George
Builders Express Jeffrey’s Bay
Builders Express Kenilworth
Builders Express King Wiliamstown
Builders Express Newton Park P.E
Builders Express Norwood
Builders Express Pietermaritzburg
Builders Express Pinetown
Builders Express South Coast
Builders Express Willowbridge
Builders Warehouse Boksburg
Builders Warehouse Cape Gate
Builders Warehouse Centurion
Builders Warehouse City
Builders Warehouse Constantia Berg
Builders Warehouse Emalahleni
Builders Warehouse Gleneagles
Builders Warehouse Helderberg
Builders Warehouse Kempton Park
Builders Warehouse Polokwane
Builders Warehouse Riverhorse
Builders Warehouse Strubens Valley
Builders Warehouse Zambesi



Young RetailerWilly joined Builders Express 5 years ago. His store received a Bronze award in the Garden Centre Competition in 2010 and he immediately took up the challenge. He has an amazing work ethic and takes criticism as a challenge.

Even through 3 store manager changes he managed to inspire his team and convince managers of the importance of the garden section. Working all the time to improve the service and product quality he and his team offers their customers.Under his supervision Builders Express Robindale received a Gold in the 2011Garden Centre Competition and in 2012 they where best Home store in Gauteng.

He keeps on working hard to find ways to implement standards set in the Garden Centre competition in the Mass mart corporate environment. He adds value to the group as a whole by sharing information and ideas with other branches.His soft spoken humble way makes him a favourite with customers.


Young GrowerDewald Scholtz is 27 years’ of age and responsible for growing and producing indigenous trees, form plants and summer colour at Bristle Cone Nursery. Dewald trained and worked at the Hilliers Nursery Group in England for two years in 2004 and 2005.

Aside from being responsible for the quality control of the product, he is also responsible for producing and growing the product. He manages the Bosfontein Growers Area of the Bristle Cone Nursery in Brits and is solely responsible for the production and management of the farm, as well as the staff of the farm.

He is also a member of the IPPS and is especially interested in the growth, production and quality control of his product. He has an outstanding rapport with his staff and is a very trustworthy person. He is truly an asset to our trade.