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Coburn's sows seeds of success at Landscape Industry Awards

Landscape and amenity grass seed supplier James Coburn & Son Ltd has shown its seeds are ‘a cut above’ the rest as one of its customers, GB Landscapes, picked up the top honours at the Association of Landscape Contractors of Ireland Awards held recently in Belfast.

GB Landscapes of Castlederg, a customer of Coburn’s for over 15 years, received the main award - the “Bog Oak Trophy” - for its landscaping project at the new South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen. Coburn’s supplied the company with a range of products for the project including both wildflower and lawn seed mixtures and hydroseeding tackifier, which were used to sow around 14 acres of land. William Cartmill of Coburn’s said: “We are delighted that GB Landscapes has been recognised at these prestigious awards. “The award is testament to their dedication and professionalism, which we have witnessed first-hand over the years we’ve worked with them. “As a major supplier to the business, we are delighted that our products played a part in this award-winning scheme, and we wish them every success as their business goes from strength to strength.”

According to owner of GB Landscapes, Gary Baird, it’s not just the quality of the products that he relies on from Coburn's, but their expert advice. “The service provided by Coburn’s really is second-to-none. I can rely on their team to answer any query I might have, as well as knowing that the products they provide are consistently excellent. “Having this level of expertise to draw on is crucial whenever we’re involved in such major projects, which require an incredible amount of time and resources to get right. “We look forward to working with Coburn’s on more award-winning projects in the future.”

In addition to the South West Acute Hospital scheme, GB Landscapes has used Coburn’s grass seeds for a number of high profile landscaping projects including the A4 Dungannon to Ballygawley dual carriageway, the A8 Larne to Belfast road and currently for the A2 Shore Road development.


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