A FAMILY run garden centre based in Bromsgrove has received a prestigious award.

Fresh @ Burcot Garden Centre, situated between Barnt Green and Bromsgrove, has been given a silver award in a competition to find the best houseplant team.

The competition, run by The Garden Trade News, is a national one and the centre received praise on its displays in the run up to Christmas.

The success in the award follows the centre’s success in a national competition run by The Sun newspaper, where it was named runner up in the category of favourite garden centre.

Clare Hughes, the centre’s manager, said: “To be recognised as one of the best in the country alongside some of the biggest names in garden centres is a real honour, and recognition of the effort people working at the centre put into everything they do.

“We get good customer feedback at Fresh and we take notice of what people have to say because we are always trying to be better.

“With Mother's Day fast approaching, another busy time is coming up.”