Barrow & Bench - Best Mitre10 Garden Centre in Australia

We are absolutely thrilled to be awarded National Garden Centre of the Year across the Independent Hardware Group  (this encompasses all Mitre10, Home Timber and Hardware, Thrifty Link and True Value stores).  

It goes without saying, we are humbled indeed to be awarded Best Garden Centre in Australia! It's an incredible honour, and one we are very proud to receive.  

A huge thank you to our wonderful customers - we are here to serve you, and we thank you sincerely for not only shopping with us and supporting our family owned business, but in many cases becoming part of the B&B family.  We love hearing about your gardens  - the things you've planted that have been a great success, and those that haven't been quite so good.   We enjoy helping you get the most from your garden and outdoor living spaces; and we love nothing more then helping you find the right plant for your situation.  

We thank our amazing suppliers who grow the plants which fill the homes of our customers and supply the goods with which to support those plants and keep them looking amazing!    

And we thank our wonderful and knowledgeable staff who work so hard to bring you the beautiful place that is our garden centre.  We are grateful for the synergy and fabulous collaborative effort that makes our garden centre what it is.  If you've not been in to the store, do pop by and say hello.  We would love to see you.  

2017 Award Winners

Our store, which is nearing it's 40th year of trading, was thrilled to win two significant awards recently. 

At the Independent Hardware Group State Awards, we were honoured to be awarded Best Garden Centre for the second year in a row.    If you've not been in to see our garden centre and the wonderful ambience we've created on Unley Road, then do be sure to pop in and see what all the fuss is about.  We pride ourselves on offering quality plants and qualified advice.  All our garden staff have horticultural experience and qualifications, and of course, a love of gardens.  They work hard to bring you the best mix of seasonal plants, pots, potting mixes, mulches and pest control measures available, and we think they do a great job.    Their skills are complimented by the fabulous plants we stock, many of which are grown locally here in South Australia; and by our wonderful customers who fill their homes and their gardens with the flowers, fruits and vegetable plants we sell.  

At a separate event Barrow and Bench was honoured, and indeed humbled, to be awarded Best Small Business on Unley Road at the Unley Road Association Pride of Workmanship Awards.   It goes without saying that we love our Unley Road community.  We feel fortunate to own and operate a small business on Unley Road, and value the support of the Unley Road Association; that of fellow traders, and most importantly the support of the Unley community.  We are honoured to help people with their DIY projects; their gardens and in their homes.  We love to hear the stories of our customers, and pride ourselves in helping them find the right solution for their circumstance. 

Most of all, we are proud to assist others in our local community.  It is the connections we’ve made with local community groups such as the Rosefield Community Shed, the Unley Salvation Army, and with local schools and sporting groups which we value the most.

We hope we can continue to serve Unley with pride and with professionalism for many years to come.   


Winners: NGISA Hardware Garden Centre of the Year Award

We have been honoured indeed this year, receiving a third award for our garden centre recently, when we were awarded Nursery and Garden Industry SA Hardware Garden Centre of the Year Award.    The Nursery and Garden Industry SA (NGISA) work hard to advocate for, support and promote companies involved in the nursery and garden industry.  We are proud to be recognised by this association, and by our peers.   

Winners: Hardware Association Store of the Year & Garden Centre of the Year

We were honoured to receive two awards at the HASA (Hardware Association of SA) Awards 2016-17.

- Retail Store of the Year (Medium Format)

- Garden Centre of the Year.

We have a fabulous team who work tirelessly to bring you quality products along with great advice for all your home and garden needs.   A huge thank you to our team, to our growers and suppliers, and to our lovely customers who shop with us. We appreciate your support, and are so grateful that you shop with our family owned business.

Winners: SA Mitre10 Garden Centre of the Year

Barrow and Bench was thrilled to be awarded the inaugural South Australian Mitre10 Garden Centre of the Year Award for 2016.   Our fabulous garden centre would not be what it is without our wonderful customers, many of whom travel long distances to shop with us; our fabulous suppliers who grow the quality plants which fill your homes and gardens, and our talented and dedicated garden staff who serve you each and every day.    South Australia is home to some quality Mitre10 Garden Centres, and we are honoured to receive this award.  

Unley Road Small Business Awards

Barrow and Bench was honoured to be recognised as one of 3 finalists in the Unley Road Small Business Awards. The award was won by the wonderful people at Vino Ristorante. Fabulous to be recognised amongst our peers; to spend some time with the traders of Unley Road, and South Australia's Small Business Commissioner, John Chapman.

Award Winning Garden Centre

Barrow and Bench was honoured to be awarded 'Garden Centre of the Year' 2015/16 by the Hardware Assocation of South Australia, and 'Hardware Garden Centre of the Year' 2015/16 by the Nursery and Garden Industry of South Australia (NGISA).

If you've not been into our garden centre before, be sure to pop in and have a browse amongst our carefully selected range of plants and gardenware.  We know you will be impressed by the fabulous range, the quality of our stock, and our knowledgeable and friendly staff.