A POWYS garden centre has received an early Christmas present after its festive display was named as the best in the Wales and west region.

The Old Railway Line Garden Centre in Three Cocks, near Llyswen, received the award for 'Best Christmas Displays' by the Garden Centre Association (GCA).

The family-run garden centre says the accolade is a testament to its dedication to creating a magical and festive atmosphere that captivates visitors during the festive season.

Operations director Katie Eckley expressed her gratitude and excitement about receiving this esteemed award, saying: “We are absolutely delighted to be recognised as the 'Best Christmas Displays' in Wales and the west.


“Our team has worked tirelessly to bring the spirit of the season to life, and this award is a testament to their dedication and creativity.

"We strive to make the Old Railway Line Garden Centre a destination where families and friends can create lasting memories during the Christmas season.”

County Times: One of the displaysOne of the displays (Image: Old Railway Line Garden Centre)

The annual competition, renowned for its stringent judging process, highlighted the Old Railway Line’s exceptional commitment to creativity, innovation and attention to detail in their Christmas displays.

From enchanting, creative displays, to the thousands of decorations, artificial tree and lighting options, the centre's festive offerings truly stood out among the competition.

The Old Railway Line Garden Centre's Christmas displays have become an annual highlight for locals and visitors alike. From the moment guests enter, they are greeted with a festive ambiance that captures the magic of the season. The garden centre's commitment to delivering a memorable experience has solidified its reputation as a go-to destination for festive cheer.

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Retail and events manager, Matthew Lewis, added: “This recognition is a testament to the passion and hard work of our team, who consistently go above and beyond to make the Old Railway Line Garden Centre a special place for our community.

“We are grateful for the support of our customers and look forward to continuing to spread joy and inspiration in the years to come.”

The Old Railway Line is inviting the community to join in the festive celebrations and experience the award-winning Christmas displays first-hand. Whether seeking the perfect holiday gift, enjoying seasonal treats, or simply soaking in the magical ambiance, the centre welcomes visitors to share in the joy of the season.