Tony and Helen

We had a great night at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Wales & West regional awards on Thursday 23 July, going home with a good haul of certificates, but a special mention must go to our houseplant department manager at Castle Gardens, Tony Das.

Tony joined us in 2011, taking over as department manager in 2012, and from then on Castle Gardens’ Houseplant Area has been awarded the certificate of merit every single year, making it four out of four in 2015. With the support of deputy manager, Helen Cuff, Tony has embraced the GCA’s annual audits, which are designed to recognise continuous improvement and help set industry benchmarks to be met and surpassed.

Once a hugely important product, houseplants have decreased in prominence in most UK garden centres in recent years, but Tony and his team have remained committed to offering the highest levels of quality, range and advice to our customers. We’ve even introduced a Houseplant Loyalty Card recently, earning you a £5 voucher to spend in the department once you’ve purchased five houseplants. Speak to Tony and the team for more details!