We’ve won an award for our Christmas displays for the sixth year running!

Christmas Displays 2022

We’re very happy to share the news that our festive displays been named the best in the North East of England by a horticultural trade association for the sixth time.

We were judged on our range, merchandising, marketing, presentation and displays of Christmas lines including trees, decorations, tableware, candles, giftware and food during the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) recent inspection for its annual Christmas Competition.

Winners are selected for their ability to demonstrate a real ‘wow factor’ by highlighting their product range with innovative and inspirational displays that create excitement and a festive ambience. The judges singled out our ‘value for money’ for special commendation and awarded an unprecedented 20/20 for our product range.

Tong’s Commercial Director Sharon McNair said: “Congratulations to everyone – it’s a great result and very well deserved. Christmas at Tong really is a massive team effort and every department within the centre has contributed to this amazing result.

“Winning this award for the sixth time is testament to the team’s skill and ongoing commitment to giving our customers one of the most memorable Christmas experiences in Yorkshire.”

GCA judge, Phil McGann, said: “Tong Garden Centre is a super busy centre emphasising value for money accompanied by great creativity. A big building to create atmosphere but staff are super, displays are great and the food hall is good. Christmas is well represented throughout the centre. A delight to visit – thanks.”

Call in to see for yourselves what the judges loved about Tong!

Photo: (L-R) Jenny Shaw, Edwina Whitwam, Andrew Tyers, Janice Astbury.

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