July 3, 2020
Enter the 2020 Garden Centre Awards program
Entries for Landscape Ontario’s Garden Centre Awards of Excellence program are open to retail members July 1 to Sept. 1.

The annual awards competition recognizes the unique and innovative marketing efforts of retailers using photographs and descriptions of their efforts. Whether it’s a creative merchandising display of plants or seasonal goods, a permanent display garden, print advertising, a website, or a special event designed to attract customers to their store, the program offers many categories for retailers in all shapes and sizes.

Garden centres are invited to showcase their best plant material, including: deciduous shrubs and/or trees, annuals and/or perennials, evergreens and/or broadleaf, specialty plants material your business is noted for, and new varieties of annual and/or perennials. Companies with their own permanent display gardens are invited to showcase features under 500 sq. ft. or over 500 sq. ft. in size.

The awards program also recognizes outstanding retail displays of giftware, hardgoods and seasonal goods. Other Merchandising Techniques is divided into creative P.O.P. area, outstanding promotional event, outstanding print advertising, and outstanding website development.

The program is only open exclusively to members of Landscape Ontario and a fee of $75 per entry applies. Non-member entries will not be considered.

Details about the Garden Centre Awards of Excellence ceremony will be announced at a later date. Organizers continue to plan for a live ceremony, but are also exploring a number of virtual options.

To learn more about the program, please contact Myscha Stafford at 1-800-265-5656, ext. 2333, or e-mail awards@LandscapeOntario.com.