A popular family-run garden centre in Stourport has won a prestigious award this week in recognition of its outstanding Christmas display. 

Staff at Cook's Garden Centre on Worcester Road were "proud" to be crowned the Best Small Garden Centre Christmas Team at the Spring Fair on Monday, February 5 as part of the Garden Trade News awards. 

The team also managed to secure a well-deserved silver medal in the customer choice category which was voted for by their clients. 

Kidderminster Shuttle: The team with their awards The team with their awards (Image: Cook's Garden Centre)

Manager at Cook's Garden Centre, Hannah Cook, aged 31, said: "We are all really proud to be acknowledged for our work. The staff put their heart and passion into our Christmas displays and this is the first year we've entered, so it feels even more special to win the top prize. 

"We are a real family business with my parents Paul and Sally as co-owners and my sister-in-law and myself also involved. The rest of the team also feels like family. 

"We really pride ourselves on our Christmas display especially as my mum Sally is the queen of Christmas and the brains behind our operation, so it feels amazing to be recognised."

After putting themselves forward for the award, the garden centre had to undergo a rigorous judging process where they were up against some big names in the industry. 

Some of the standout services from the business over the festive period included offering letters to Father Christmas and opening early for families of children with SEND where the store was less crowded and the music was quieter to create a calm atmosphere. 

Kidderminster Shuttle: The garden centre's Christmas displays were a huge hit The garden centre's Christmas displays were a huge hit (Image: Cook's Garden Centre)

Ms Cook added: "We always try our best to accommodate our customers and want to say a huge thank you to them as we couldn't run our store and make our displays without their support.

"We are so grateful to have won our awards and will definitely be entering again next year to see if we can turn our silver medal into gold in the customer choice category."

For more information visit Cook's Garden Centre on Facebook or visit www.cooks-garden-centre.co.uk