The origins of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) date back to the 1960s when the term ‘garden centre’ was originally formed (prior to which we were known as nurseries). Today it represents over 200 garden centres throughout the UK, widely regarded as being amongst the most progressive within the industry.
The GCA believes strongly in sharing information, ideas and experiences at all levels and works with its members to achieve excellence in customer service, plant quality and reliability.
To be an Approved Member of the Garden Centre Association, Bents must meet a strict set of standards that represent the very best in garden centre retailing and to ensure these standards are maintained, every member of the Association is inspected on an annual basis.
We don’t pay to enter or put ourselves forward for inspection; we are visited by independent inspectors with no prior knowledge of the exact date, helping to ensure we maintain the highest possible standards at all times.
As a long term GCA member you can be assured that Bents will provide:
• excellent levels of customer service
• plants of outstanding quality
• innovative lifestyle displays
• professional advice and information
• a comprehensive range of gardening products
• a rewarding experience for all the family, all year round