Wallace’s Garden Center in Bettendorf, Iowa

July 2021
Spring Inspiration

Retailers ramped up their merchandising displays this spring with hopes of an even bigger year in 2021.

As things slowly returned to normal in late April and early May, Lawn & Garden Retailer ventured out to several different garden centers to see what retailers were showing off this spring.

We made stops at Wallace’s Garden Center in Bettendorf, Iowa; Village Green in Rockford, Illinois; and Quality Gardens in Valencia, Pennsylvania, to see what they had in store and in their stores for their customers in 2021.

Here are a few of the displays and products that caught our eye during our visits.

Living It up — Outdoor Style

Beginning with the 2020 stay-at-home orders, homeowners have continued to invest in their outdoor living spaces. Wallace’s has multiple vignettes set up for customers to see how they can re-imagine their outdoor spaces and enjoy the summer.

Wallace's outdoor living

Wallace's outdoor living

Wallace's outdoor living

Gnome Sweet Gnome

Gnomes were running all around Village Green’s Riverside Boulevard store — from the “greeter” and mask reminder at the front door to whimsical statuary to the card catalog full of gnome-related products and ideas and more.

Village Green mask gnome

Village Green Home and Garden stone gnomes

Village Green Home and Garden gnome card catalog


Wall-to-Wall Selection

Wallace’s Garden Center really takes advantage of its wall space to show off its merchandise. There’s a glove to fit every hand on their glove wall and the wind chime wall plays a symphony of sounds for shoppers.

Wallace's wall of windchimes

Wallace's wall of gloves

Maximizing Miniatures

Quality Gardens grouped together its miniature gardening wares to provide a one-stop shop for those looking to fill a small space. Small statuary and art help add a pop of color to the display.

Quality Gardens miniaturesQuality Gardens fairy garden

Tis the Season

Wallace’s greenhouses were stocked and ready to rock right before Mother’s Day. Wallace’s grows many of their own plants, including a wide selection of geraniums, hanging baskets, colorful annuals, and countless other crops (including nursery products and houseplants) that shoppers were loading onto their carts.

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