Orchid Clinic - March 2016
Thanks to all of those that attended our Orchid Clinic. We hope you all learnt plenty from our guest speaker, Dr Manos Kanellos, an expert on orchids from Growth Technology.
The clinic proved extremely popular, so popular that we will have to make extra room for the next one!
Rising Star Competition
Many congratulations to Jack who got all the way to the Final of the GCA Rising Star Competition. Jack was did himself and Sunshine extremely proud when he presented in front of over 200 Garden Centre Association Members about his project on garden centre retail!
Haringey In Bloom - 3rd November 2015
Rising Star - Finalist - October 2015
Huge congratulations to Jack who has got through to the final round of the Garden Centre Association Rising Star competition. A great achievement!
Jack has been with us for 18 months and is an extremely popular member of the team among his peers and customers!
The final takes place in January 2016 - Good luck Jack!
GCA Regional Awards - July 2015
On Monday 20th of July, Sunshine Garden Centre attended Perrywood Garden Centre in Essex for the annual GCA North Thames Awards. A first time visit for all at Sunshine, we were all left seriously impressed with a fine garden centre.
We will strive to continue to meet our's and our customer's high standards and hope to convert the above awards into national awards which will take place next year! Fingers crossed!
Eat yourself fit with the new super vegetable Yacon!
Sunshine garden centre are pleased to announce the arrival of a brand new super-vegetable to your dinner plate this autumn. Purchase the amazing Yacon (Peruvian pear) from 16th June for just £4.99 for a limited time only.
This amazing vegetable which grows like a large Dahlia tuber is high in antioxidants and a natural source of calorie free sweetener for diabetics. It also suppresses appetite and aids digestion. A tea made from its leaves also lowers blood sugar levels.
It has a wonderful crunchy texture like water chestnut that tastes like a pear that can be eaten raw, pulped or boiled much in the same way as potato.
These amazing qualities plus the fact that you actively garden will help you shed those excess pounds.
GCA Awards - 2015
We are extremely proud to announce that Sunshine Garden Centre won two awards at the national Garden Centre Association (GCA) Conference. The prestigious event was held at Carden Park Hotel where Patrick Loughrey, Graham Carrick and Riyanna Cader were on hand to collect the trophies for The Best Customer Service and The Weber Outdoor Living Best Retailer Award.
We are fantastically proud of our achievements and grateful to our staff who have worked extremely hard to keep to our high standards. We are also thankful to our loyal and growing customer base!
A little bit of Sunshine in Crescent Rise
Sunshine Garden Centre worked alongside Haringey Council to transform this planter at Crescent Rise. Sarah Jones from Haringey Council coordinated a team of volunteers and Denis from Sunshine organised the plants. We hope you agree, the space now looks great!
Weber Grill Academy On Tour
A massive congratulations to both Lee and Jack who represented WoW BBQ & Sunshine Garden Centre at Weber Grill Academy On Tour Training Session! Candidates from Weber Dealers around the country assembled in Leicester to take part and we're proud to say that our team of Weber experts outstripped the competition on both days! Jack (drawing with Patrick, Patrick hastens to add) blew everyone away on day one with his product knowledge, taking home the grand prize of a Weber GoAnywhere Charcoal BBQ! Lee did the same thing on day two! Just goes to show why we're the UK's leading Weber Specialists! With product knowledge like ours, why would you buy from anyone else?
Sunshine's 25th Anniversary
25 years ago on St. Patrick's Day in 1990, Eamon Loughrey opened the doors for the first time at Sunshine Garden Centre! The old use of the site was still very apparent and the Olympic standard swimming pool remained. As years went on, the site developed, the product range grew and diversified - with that the team expanded and we are now considered one of the top garden centres in the UK. Here is to many more great years ahead! — at Sunshine Garden Centre.
RIP - Joe Keaney
It is with great sadness that we share with you the news that our friend and former colleague Joe Keaney passed away on the 1st of February 2015. Joe was a great character to have around Sunshine, a hugely popular figure with customers and his colleagues!
Joe's wit, charisma, values and unrivalled ability to tell a story left a lasting impression on those who met him.