GCA EVALUATION PROJECT 2023 AND GARDEN CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE 2022
Lifting the veil of the brand new GCA Evaluation Project 2023, we are delighted to announce a forerunner of what might be expected to come. This project consists of two distinctive parts:
The first part is a grading round of evaluations, not hugely different from what we are used to. However the difference is that home stores and garden centres will need to achieve Gold as a minimum in order to be awarded a Garden Centre of Excellence certificate. This portion of the evaluation is completed and announced towards year-end.
The second part is a competition to be named Home Store and Garden Centre of the Year. Only awardees of a Garden Centre of Excellence certificate will qualify to enter Home Store and/or Garden Centre of the Year 2023. This segment of the evaluation takes place in Autumn in the new year and results are announced at Convention in June 2023.
We have identified the Garden Centres of Excellence 2022! The Garden Centres of Excellence 2022 were identified by using the following criteria:
- Garden centres and home stores who participated in the evaluation and achieved a minimum of a Gold grading at least twice in the *past three years’ evaluations.
(*since no evaluation took place during 2020 & 2021, this list was compiled using historical info. Going forward the list will automatically be identified through the evaluation process that will take place in that specific year)
Based on the above criteria, we are delighted to announce the Garden Centres of Excellence 2022:
- Builders Express Durban North
- Builders Express Hillcrest
- Builders Warehouse Cape Gate
- Builders Warehouse Port Elizabeth
Independent Garden Centres:
- Concrete & Garden Creations
- Eckards Garden Pavilion
- Greener Tidings
- Greenside Kwekery
- Heckers Nursery
- Plantland Menlyn
- Plantland The Wilds
- Stodels Bellville
- Stodels Milnerton
- Stodels Somerset West
Garden centres & Home stores identified as Garden Centres of Excellence will be entered into the Garden Centre & Home Store of the Year 2022 Competition that will be moderated by Dawn Collard and another evaluator for transparency and objective results.
Good luck to all participants!