Let Glasgow Flourish Awards 2014

LGF Winners 2015

 

Kaldis Restaurant on Edinburgh Road, Glasgow, have won The Incorporation of Gardeners' most prestigious award "The Robertson Silver Spade", and were presented with this trophy by Bailie Philip Braat at the Trades House, Glassford Street on Thursday 23rd April.

Glasgow's renowned parks and open spaces are mirrored by many businesses throughout the City including restaurants, outdoor cafés, bars and business premises with floral displays around their properties.

Just over 250 businesses were visited and judged during the summer of 2014 by members of the Incorporation of Gardeners. The advent of the Commonwealth Games led to a welcome increase of displays and 64 businesses have received awards in recognition of their outstanding efforts.

This year's the winner, Kaldis Restaurant, has garden displays which provide a wonderful sight throughout the year to all those passing by, as well as to their patrons. A small area to the side of the restaurant is used for bringing on the plants from seed and the intention is to share this with school children. The magnificent floral display has also inspired their neighbours to start one of their own.

Deacon Hugh Hopkins of The Incorporation of Gardeners said "I am delighted that businesses continue to recognise the value of a colourful welcoming entrance to their properties, and in many cases staff invest time and skills to provide wonderful displays".

Many previous winners again received awards as they continue to build on and improve their displays over the years.

The Incorporation of Gardeners supports numerous gardening initiatives throughout Glasgow including allotments, horticultural apprentices and gardening lecture programmes.