The  team at Boyds Bay Garden World celebrate their state recognition (from left) Ian Brown, Brad Griffiths, Vicki Felgate, Sarah Wardrop, and Tristan Kellerman.
The team at Boyds Bay Garden World celebrate their state recognition (from left) Ian Brown, Brad Griffiths, Vicki Felgate, Sarah Wardrop, and Tristan Kellerman. Felicia Kosegi

Boyds Bay Garden World snags award

BOYDS Bay Garden World can now boast it is the best large garden centre in both New South Wales and Queensland.

The Tweed Heads store won the title at the annual Nursery and Garden Industry New South Wales Awards recently, after picking up the Queensland counterpart at the previous awards.

“Last year we won the Queensland award and this year they’ve put us in the New South Wales category,” retail manager Ian Brown said.

“We’ve done it in both states now.”

And Mr Brown is hopeful for a national award this time around.

“There’s a good chance this year because we’ve improved a lot from where we’ve been,” he said.

“I think we were only just nudged out last year.”

The ‘Best Large Garden Centre’ award acknowledges certain garden retailers that best display extraordinary business operation and dedication to work ethic on a daily basis, Mr Brown said.

“We have a very good core of staff that are deeply passionate about their jobs and gardening.

“We are continually pushing retail boundaries and growing to build our business and provide the best service and products we can.

“This latest award is recognition for all the hard work that’s put into the centre.”

Situated on the state border, Boyds Bay Garden World is one of the largest garden centres of its type in Australia and is supported by a co-operative of Northern New South Wales and Queensland plant growers.

Mr Brown hoped to travel to Darwin next April where the winners will be announced at a gala dinner during the Nursery and Garden Industry 2010 Conference.

The Nursery and Garden Industry Awards praise outstanding businesses and individuals within the industry, who have shown excellent business practice in the past 12 months.

There are 14 prestigious categories, including environment, training and export awards.



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