Grosvenor garden centre has retained its Green City Town and Country Community Award, finishing within the top three ‘greenest’ garden centres in the UK.

The award, which is presented by Green City in conjunction with the Garden Centre Association, acknowledges the work that Grosvenor has done to reduce its impact on the environment

Iain Wylie, managing director at Grosvenor garden centre, said: "Grosvenor was delighted to retain this prestigious environmental award.

"One of the main objectives here at Grosvenor is to reduce our impact on the environment and by introducing and expanding our Recycling Point to include plastic plant pot recycling, bottle banks, household batteries and a new textile bank for customers. We are constantly exploring ways in which we can reduce our own carbon footprint here at Grosvenor.

"We are undertaking many new initiatives throughout the centre with a comprehensive environmental policy, which is continuously evolving. To receive such recognition from the Green City award is a great way to continue to underpin our efforts.

"We aim to motivate and inspire everyone to get out and about and enjoy the great outdoors. Not only will this benefit their health and wellbeing, it will also help to reduce impact on the environment.

"The more people plant, the more emissions we can offset from our homes and workplaces."

Grosvenor garden centre is situated on Wrexham Road, Belgrave in Chester on the B5445,and in the city centre at A Taste of Grosvenor, Bridge Street Row.

For further information about Grosvenor’s environmental policy, log on to the website  or for Green City, see