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Why Best Bathroom Awards?

Really it is not as silly as it may seem at first glance. One of customer's biggest complaints in garden centers is the bathrooms. Many times they are dirty, neglected spaces that customers have to climb over and around boxes and stored "whatevers" just to get to. Once they arrive, they really don't know if they even want to use the facilities, but nature's call wins out.

We are competing not only with the big boxes, but every other industry after consumer's disposable income. It's time to step it up and make sure we are catering to every need of our customers, giving them the absolute best shopping experience! 

The winners are unveiled at the IGC Show every year.

Winners Receive a Plaque & GCA Summer Tour Ticket

A panel judged last year's entries on the bathroom’s creativity and comfort to the customer’s overall shopping experience. The top honor, the Gold Award, went to Fiddleheads Garden Center and Larson's Garden Center, and they both received plaques and comp registration for the 2017 GCA Summer Tour. The Silver Award winners were Van Atta's Greenhouse & Flower Shop and Lammscapes/Lamm Gardens. The Merit Award winners were Dutch Mill Greenhouse, Water Flow Productions and Backbone Valley Nursery. To view photos of all the Bathroom Award winners, click here.

To enter in next year's competition when the call for entries is open, send several photos of your bathroom saved in jpeg file format, along with a brief paragraph about the bathroom, why it is designed the way it is and its benefit to the garden center. E-mail this information, along with the name of the store and key contact, address, phone and e-mail address, to


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