Aylett Nurseries won the RSPB’s Conservation Garden Centre of the Year Award, at the recent Glee show.
The St. Albans based retailer, owned by Julie Aylett and Adam Wigglesworth, was presented with the accolade by John Capper, National Account Manager at the RSPB and Sam Marriage, Director at Marriage’s, leading supplier of quality pet foods and animal feeds.
Aylett’s was awarded for its work on the Butterflies and Celebration Garden, located adjacent to the store. The beautiful garden was created in 2015 to celebrate 60 years of the family business and is now part of the renowned National Garden Scheme (NGS).
The garden has roses, dahlias, shrubs and perennials, all celebrating the work and patience of the Aylett family. The area is a peaceful and tranquil haven containing a spiral maze, bug hotels and wildflower meadows, providing colour for most of the year and creating a habitat for bees, butterflies and insects.
Julie and Adam were presented with a framed certificate on the Pets at Glee Seminar stage to display in-store, and won an interactive family event at the garden centre, where customers can learn about birds and wildlife and how to be more conservation friendly in their own garden.
Matthew Mein, Event Director at Glee said: “Aylett Nurseries is a worthy winners of the RSPB award, following all the hard work and commitment they have put into their Butterflies and Celebration Garden. So much time, effort and enthusiasm has been invested in the garden to create such wonderful havens of colour, as well as an appealing natural space for visitors and wildlife to enjoy.”