August 2017
Miniature Must-Haves By Abby (Kleckler) McGarry

In the July issue, we showed you snapshots from a recent trip to the Denver, Colorado, area, but we largely left one prominent category out: miniature gardening. Here’s a look at what some garden centers we visited were doing in the department.

Eaton Grove Nursery and Garden Center

Eaton, Colorado


Hoop houses aren’t always the easiest places to create fun displays, but Eaton Grove Nursery added a bit of whimsy with its miniature garden area (that was pretty picked over after a busy weekend).

Echter’s Nursery & Garden Center

Arvada, Colorado


Cracked pots are no sweat at Echter’s, which uses them to make miniature gardens that customers have unexpectedly been willing to pay a high premium to take home as is.

Fort Collins Nursery

Fort Collins, Colorado


Every item has its place in the raised miniature gardening section of Fort Collins Nursery. Small cubbies under display gardens, and shelves and nails attached to old pallets utilize every square inch.

Gulley Greenhouse & Garden Center

Fort Collins, Colorado


Gulley is known for its annual and succulent plugs, perfect for small creations, and also has the fairies and accessories to make these creations pop. Clean white shelving and suspended trays keep everything organized.

Tagawa Gardens

Centennial, Colorado


Tagawa Gardens has quite a few miniature and fairy gardening classes on its calendar for kids and adults alike. The department had a large display garden along with plants and hardgoods side-by-side for one-stop shopping.

Country Fair Garden Center

Denver, Colorado


Country Fair Garden Center’s newest location isn’t large, but it has dedicated a big space to miniature gardening, positioned at the front of the store with a large shop-able display.

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Abby (Kleckler) McGarry

Abby (Kleckler) McGarry is the managing editor of Lawn & Garden Retailer. Contact her at [email protected].