Garden Centre Association Competition Winners

Want the best? Here they are!

As you know, Life is a Garden is the marketing branch of The South African Nursery Association, known as SANA for short. To become a SANA member, garden centres and home stores must meet a series of criteria and evaluations set out by experienced committee members. SANA’s goal is to set an industry benchmark and maintain the standard of their world-class retailers.

GCA stands for the Garden Centre Association, striving to present a professional image of the horticultural industry and encourage professional business practices through a code of conduct.

Here are your top GCA Garden Centres in South Africa:

  1. Plant Paradise Garden Centre
  2. Eckards Garden Pavilion
  3. Stodels Nurseries Bellville
  4. Heckers Garden Centre
  5. Stodels Nurseries Menlo Park
  6. Concrete & Garden Creations
  7. Builders Warehouse PE
  8. Builders Express Robindale
  9. Builders Express Hillcrest
  10. Builders Express Northmead

To find your nearest award-winning GCA, visit our website at and follow the Garden Centres tab on the top menu.

Best Garden Centres in SA Garden Centres of Excellence 2022

Garden Centres of Excellence 2022
Garden Centres of Excellence 2022

Are you looking for the cream of the crop? South Africa’s Nursery Association (SANA) hosts an annual GCA Garden Centre competition to celebrate the top garden centres and home store garden departments around the country. Find out if your favourite made the A-list below!

Home Stores:


Builders Express Durban North
Builders Express Hillcrest
Builders Warehouse Cape Gate
Builders Warehouse PE
Concrete & Garden Creations
Greener Tidings
Greenside Kwekery
Heckers Nursery
Plantland Menlyn
Plantland The Wilds
Stodels Bellville
Stodels Milnerton
Stodels Somerset West

Once again, congratulations to all Garden Centres of excellence and good luck to all! To find your local GCA Garden Centre, click here. Stay up to date with all your garden care and inspiration by joining the conversation on our Facebook page: