It’s official! Our Christmas displays are the best in the North East of England!

We are delighted that the Garden Centre Association (GCA) has judged our Christmas displays the best in the North East of England for the second year running.

We were judged on the range, merchandising, marketing, presentation and displays of Christmas lines including trees, decorations, tableware, candles, giftware and food during the GCA’s inspection for its annual Christmas Competition.

Not only did we win the prestigious accolade, but we were awarded a score 87.19 per cent.  The GCA class a score between 80-90% as excellent to outstanding, so we’re doubly over the moon!

Our Commercial Manager, Sharon McNair said: “Congratulations to everyone – it’s a great result and well deserved. Christmas at Tong really is a massive team effort and every department within the centre has contributed to its success.

“The really significant thing is gaining a score that is over 10 per cent higher than last year’s total, showing a huge jump in the team’s delivery this year.”

This year, our Christmas offering includes a new Christmas Cabin, a giant Snow globe, Santa’s Grotto, weekly tasting events in the Food Hall and extended opening hours.

We can’t wait to give you a big Tong welcome soon!