August 2022
Pennsylvania Perspectives: A Garden Center Tour By Teresa McPherson

We hit the road to central Pennsylvania to visit two garden centers and bring back visual merchandising ideas.

Find merchandising inspiration in displays from these central Pennsylvania garden centers.

Ashcombe Farm and Greenhouses

A Welcoming Entrance: Ashcombe Farm and Greenhouses in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is marking its 60th anniversary this year. The sign at the entrance is a reminder to customers that it’s been Growing to please you since 1962.”
Cut and Dried: Preserved flowers are a passion project (right) for founder Glenn Gross, who, in his 88th year in 2020, began growing and drying flowers. He began with small bouquets and since has since began making wreaths in his office above the dried flower display.


Have a Seat: Patio furniture among the plant materials provides a comfy spot to rest while shopping.
Pick a Card, Any Card: Cards in multiple styles and price points line a wall inside Ashcombe.

Stauffers of Kissel Hill Home & Garden Store

Beach Bound: Whether you’re headed to the beach — or just dreaming about it — Stauffers of Kissel Hill in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, has got you covered.
Outdoor Living: Stauffers’ outdoor living displays span two floors inside the store. Many displays take advantage of natural light through big windows that brought the outdoors in.
Follow the Signs: Brightly colored signage outside makes it easy to find the plants you’re looking
Hosta house: Shade-loving hostas stay cool in their own gazebo.

Teresa McPherson

Teresa McPherson is the managing editor of Lawn & Garden Retailer. Contact her at [email protected].