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Archive for January, 2017

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L-R: Mike Burks, managing director of The Gardens Group, Louise Burks, director of The Gardens Group, Juilian Winfield, GCA Chairman, and Fred MacAulay, comedian and awards dinner compere, at the GCA Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony at The Fairmont in St Andrews.

We’re just back from the annual Garden Centre Association’s Conference in St Andrews and our luggage was a little heavier on the way home, as The Gardens Group was awarded the Worrall Cup trophy for Best Marketing Campaign or Initiative. We were awarded this prestigious award for the Flower Show Forum initiative, which we launched back in 2016 with the aim of helping the traditional flower show to survive and thrive.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who brought their knowledge, expertise and ideas to the floor including the Royal Horticultural Society’s Affiliated Societies and the many participating gardening clubs. We look forward to building upon this success, as we all continue to identify ways to inspire more people to take an interest in gardening and keep the traditional flower show alive for generations to come.

The next Flower Show Forum is due to take place at Castle Gardens in March 2017.

Mike

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There’s nothing quite like a cup of tea and homemade cake to banish those winter blues, so this February all three of our restaurants will be offering a free cup of loose leaf tea with any slice of carrot cake, Victoria or chocolate sponge. Once you have purchased all three, then you will be able to enjoy another free slice of cake and hot drink on us.

Pick up a loyalty card at The Apple Tree, The Engine Room or The Walled Garden and remember to ask the team to check it off each time you visit!

Mike

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If you’re after a little sweet treat following your meal, but couldn’t possibly squeeze in a whole dessert, you can now choose from our new ‘little something’ dessert menu.

With gluten free brownies, sticky toffee pudding and apple cake to choose from, each of our three restaurants have a selection of scaled-down sweet treats, bringing you a little taste of your favourite pudding.

Options may vary at each restaurant, so please see in store for our ‘little something’ dessert menu.

Mike

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While many of us have been overindulging over Christmas and New Year, our chefs have been busy designing the perfect low calorie menu for you to enjoy this January. From no-fry breakfasts and mushrooms on rye toast to veggie curry and baked potato with chilli, each of our three restaurants has a unique menu packed with healthy, hearty and delicious options, all championing the finest local producers, growers and butchers.

The exclusive menus are available at The Apple Tree, The Engine Room and The Walled Garden, each restaurant will have a different offering but all will have a clear calorie breakdown.

Mike

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