THE best garden centre across the whole of the north west is right here in Warrington.

That is according to the Garden Centre Association regional awards, as Glazebury’s Bents Garden and Home has been awarded the title of 'Best Destination Garden Centre'.

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) comprises nearly 200 of the country’s best garden centres and each undergoes a strict annual audit process with judges assessing every part of the centre from plant and product quality to customer service and innovation to assess quality standards.

Bents, based on Warrington Road, received a spot visit by the auditors and ended up recording one of the top scores across the country.

The garden centre was also awarded the regional title for Best Restaurant and the Creative and Innovation award and it was the runner-up in Outdoor Living, Indoor Lifestyle and Customer Service.

Matthew Bent, managing director at Bents Garden and Home said: “The GCA title is the one all garden centres want and we are delighted to be acknowledged as the Best in the North West, especially in what is our 85th year; a great way to celebrate our anniversary.

“It is a credit to all of our colleagues who work extremely hard to ensure our standards remain as high as possible throughout all areas of the Centre and we would like to say a big thank you to each and every one of them for their continued commitment and input.”