AN award-winning garden centre has made it into the top ten in the country. 

Perrywood in Tiptree was named third in the Top 100 UK Garden Centre League Table, making it into the top ten Garden Centres of Excellence table in the whole of the UK - and the best in the south of England.

The Garden Centre Association Conference was held in Lancashire, where Perrywood also achieved third place in the Outdoor Living Award, third in the Garden Products Retailer Award and was a national finalist in the Ruxley Rose Competition for best plant area.

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Perrywood retail director Simon Bourne said: "To be recognised for our hard work, passion and dedication to bringing more plants into people's lives is a real achievement.

"As always, we look forward to the new gardening year ahead.

"Continuing to be the best we can be, customers can be guaranteed some exciting new products and plants, inspiring displays and new customer initiatives in 2023, so watch this space."

"Perrywood Sudbury featured in the league table for the first time at number 40.

"It is an amazing achievement to have placed so highly after only four years of trading."