A Hersham business has been named as the best nursery at a recent awards ceremony.

Woodlark Nurseries, of Burhill Road, took home the Silver Kentia Palm best nursery award at the British Protected Ornamentals Association (BPOA) awards and managing director, Colin Edwards, dedicated the award to the nursery’s owner, Ian Hopkins.

Mr Hopkins founded the nursery in 1963 and it celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. Mr Edwards said: “I would like to thank all the staff for their hard work in achieving the award.

“We have a good management team and a special thanks goes to the sales team customer service which is paramount in these difficult economic times.”