I was doing some research on the net and found some information on a scheme which is being run in Australia for garden centres. The scheme recognises garden centres who are passionate about the environment and are committed to reducing their environmental footprints. If the garden centres are able to complete an extensive certification manual, pass an independent audit and are constantly on the lookout for more sustainable products, services and solutions they will be eligible to state they are certified in sustainable gardening.
SGA (Sustainable Gardening Australia) Certified Garden Centres are passionate about the environment and are committed to reducing their environmental footprints. They use less water and energy, avoid chemicals, they don’t sell invasive plants, and are up to date with the latest sustainable gardening practices.
The Secret Garden centre certainly ticks all of the above boxes we just need to get a similar scheme over here in Ireland.