Scottish Enterprise Awards 2023

SME News | Scottish Enterprise Awards 2023 | 14 Civilisations across the world have been creating gardens for thousands of years. Over time, garden designs have evolved to reflect peoples’ changing priorities and resources as well as popular trends. Today, gardening is a hugely popular pastime in Britain, with many green-fingered individuals taking to their gardens each year for enjoyment and to produce their own fruit and vegetables. Catering to the needs of those who are interested in gardening, landscaping, and outdoor living, garden centres are establishments that primarily sell plants and gardening equipment. Established in April 2023, Homegrown is a modern garden centre located on the outskirts of Glasgow. Upon visiting the store, customers will find a selection of locally grown plants, unique decorative accessories, and stylish outdoor furniture, including items from brands like Haddonstone, Elho, Capri, and more. The centre’s broad range will provide customers with everything they need for their upcoming gardening projects and may even inspire them to add something new to their outdoor areas. Truly passionate about gardening and committed to its customers, Homegrown offers free, personalised support to those who are navigating the challenges of gardening. Whether they are planning a project or facing a particular difficulty, customers can book an appointment for free advice with the garden centre’s Genius Bar. During their session, they will receive tips and guidance from a gardening expert who will help them create their dream outdoor space and keep it thriving all year round. At Homegrown, customers can also browse a carefully curated selection of homewares with which they can revamp their indoor spaces, including brands like Broste Copenhagen, Umbra, Ivyline, and Freckleface. As the seasons begin to change, with autumn turning into winter, the centre’s vast collection of homewares and festive decorations will bring warmth and comfort into their homes. Whether customers are seeking the perfect new home fragrance or hoping to prepare for the fast-approaching festive season, Homegrown is bound to have what they need, helping them get through the winter and into the new year. The complete range can be explored in store today. Moreover, should customers venture upstairs at Homegrown, they will encounter a beautiful garden view coffee house and dining area. There, they can relax and indulge in food made with locally sourced ingredients. Open every day between 9am and 4:30pm, it is the perfect spot to take a break from shopping. Whether they wish to enjoy a flavourful meal or sample the selection of delicious teas, coffees, and snacks, they are bound to have a delightful experience. Homegrown’s coffee house serves an extensive menu that features delectable dishes like the Traditional Ploughman’s sandwich, Heirloom Tomato and Burratta salad, and Orkney Crab Cakes. The company believes in keeping everything as fresh and local as possible, from its ingredient suppliers to its talented chefs and in-house bakers. Since it opened its doors at the start of the year, Homegrown has received a plethora of positive feedback on Google, resulting in its impressive 4.4star rating. Many of these reviews mention its “fantastic” homeware section, “lovely” plants, and “delicious” food. For example, one satisfied customer states, “A garden centre with a difference! Quality homewares and a good range of plants, but it is the café upstairs that is truly outstanding. Loveliest halloumi and avocado sandwich ever. Interesting mains options and small bites. Well worth a visit.” In addition to its excellent garden centre and café offerings, Homegrown is proud to host a number of exciting community events. For example, on 10th and 16th December 2023, the garden centre is hosting a Doggy Grotto, which will allow customers to embark on a magical adventure and embrace the festive spirit with their furry four-legged friends. Santa himself will be there to welcome them to a winter wonderland that is truly like no other. For £10 per dog, guests will receive a ten-minute slot with Santa, a surprise doggy gift, and a delicious puppuccino. For an extra £5, they can take home a professional photograph to remember the day in all its glory. Set within Homegrown’s wider programme of festive activities, the Doggy Grotto will add a sprinkle of enchantment to the holiday season for dogs and owners alike. As a result of its continued excellence and its unwavering commitment to its customers, Homegrown has been named Designer Garden Centre of the Year in the Scottish Enterprise Awards 2023. Going forward, anyone in the Glasgow area is encouraged to keep an eye out for the garden centre’s exciting upcoming events. As well as this, regular customers are invited to sign up for a free Homegrown Rewards account to earn points every time they shop. Those who sign up will benefit from exciting rewards like cashback to spend in store, exclusive access to discounts, early access to offers and promotions, VIP access to all community events, and an extra special treat on their birthday. Having achieved impressive success in less than a year, Homegrown looks towards a bright future, and we wish it the best of luck in all its endeavours. Contact Details Contact: Martin McCarron Company: Homegrown Web Address: Nestled amongst 72 acres of land and surrounded by countless scenic trails and walks, Homegrown is a unique and inspiring garden centre in Gartcosh, Scotland. The centre offers a diverse range of plants, gardening essentials, and homewares, providing customers with everything they need to create their ideal outdoor and indoor spaces. Designer Garden Centre of the Year 2023 - UK