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
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
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.