Sustainable Environment
Sustainable Environment
We support alternatives to single use plastics
Consumption & Conservation
Consumption & Conservation
We harvest rainwater from our on-site reservoirs
Reduced Carbon Footprint
Reduced Carbon Footprint
With 80% of bedding plants grown onsite
Composting & Recycling
Composting & Recycling
We recycle over 90% of our on-site waste

Associations & Awards

Associations & Awards

Coolings has always tried to be one of the leading Garden Centres in the UK. 

You only need to look at our awards cabinet, plaques and certificates displayed around The Gardener’s Garden Centre to see that we have been recognised as such! 

Our Awards 

Over the past few years we have been awarded the followingby independent judges and by the general public: 

  • Winner Kent Excellence in Business Awards 2019 ‘Commitment to the Environment Award  
  • Winner GTN Greatest Awards 2017 Silver Award ‘The Greatest Plant Retailing Team’ 
  • Winner GTN Greatest Awards 2016 Silver Award ‘The Greatest Garden Centre Team of the Year’ – Large Centre 
  • Winner GTN Greatest Awards 2016 Bronze Award ‘The Greatest Garden Centre Retail Team of the Year’  
  • Winner ‘Community Involvement’ Garden Retail Awards 2013 
  • Winner of Garden Trade News – ‘Greatest Planteria Sales Team 2011’ South East, as voted for by you. 
  • Winner of Garden Trade News – ‘Greatest Garden Centre Green Team 2011’ silver award, as voted for by you. 
  • Voted top of Which? UK Garden Centre poll 2011 
  • Voted top of Which? UK Garden Centre poll 2010 
  • Winner of The Garden Centre Association – ‘Regional Winner (South East) of the Year’ in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007. 
  • Winner of The Garden Centre Association Garden – ‘Garden Centre of Excellence of the Year’ in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. To win this you have to be rated in the top 10 GCA Garden Centres in the UK. 
  • Winner of Garden Trade News – ‘Greatest Garden Centre Team 2009’ as voted for by you. 
  • Winner of Garden Trade News – ‘Best Garden Centre Team of the Year’ in 2008 as voted for by you. 
  • Winner of Garden Retail Awards – ‘Best Plant Area’ in 2008 and ‘Best New Build or Re-development’ in 2009 
  • Winner of Glee Awards – Retailer of the Year 2008 
  • Winner of Garden Centre Association – ‘Garden Centre of the Year’ in 2005 out of 160 garden centres judged. 

Many of the awards we have won have been from the Garden Centre Associationwhich most leading Garden Centres in the UK are a member of. To win these awards we were independently judged by 160 members within the GCA. 

One of our most recent achievements was winning the ‘Commitment to the Environment Award’ at the Kent Excellence in Business Awards, which we were delighted with as it recognised the hard work that we have done at Coolings to reduce our carbon footprint and minimise our environmental impact.  

Future Awards 

We are very proud of our accolades but we are ambitious and continue to strive for further improvements. The team here at Coolings invest in training, improving facilities and trying to make your shopping experience better every time.  

We always welcome feedback from our customers, so if you feel at any time there are ways in which we can improve our service then please don’t hesitate to let us know.