Independent garden center

Armstrong Garden Centers 130th Anniversary free rose plant

February 19, 2020
Armstrong Garden Centers Celebrates 130th Anniversary with Rose Plant Giveaway

Armstrong Garden Centers recently announced they will mark 130 years serving California in the nursery business this month. As part of the anniversary celebration, the IGC will be giving away free rose plants at all... more »
GCATour20_McCue Garden Center

February 6, 2020
GCA Summer Tour Boston Itinerary Announced

The itinerary for the 2020 GCA Summer Tour, taking place June 22-25 in Boston, has been announced. Attendees will see four IGC Top 100 Retailers on this tour: Mahoney's Garden Center, ranked ninth at $38.5 million;... more »
Country Mile Gardens recently installed a solar array to cover 100% of its energy use

February 2020
Off the Grid

Country Mile Gardens, a family-owned and operated garden center in Harding, New Jersey, has installed a 35kW solar system to cover 100% of its energy use. The solar array, situated on 2,000 square feet of the... more »

November 7, 2019
Calling All Events!

In this month’s issue, we’re highlighting a Valentine’s Day dinner put on by Down to Earth Garden Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, in their greenhouse. What started out as an event for 30 guests has... more »
Larson’s Garden Center

November/December 2019
100 Years and Beyond

Larson’s Farm was a familiar sight on Route 6 in Bristol, Connecticut, for nearly 90 years. The produce stand, which started on an ironing board, got its start long before highways were numbered. Larson’s has... more »
Gardens of Babylon in Nashville, Tennessee

November/December 2019
2019 Merchandiser of the Year Winner

Fun and funky might not be the first words that come to mind when thinking about a garden center — but they’re exactly what Gardens of Babylon in Nashville, Tennessee, is aiming for. “The one... more »
Martin's Home and Garden

September/October 2019
Touring Music City, Part 2

Moore & Moore Garden Center, Nashville, Tennessee The Coco Hut at Moore & Moore provides a convenient place to store coconut fiber materials, as well as a prime location to display potted... more »
Best Bathroom Silver Winner- Echter’s Nursery & Garden Center, Arvada, Colorado

August 28, 2019
Four IGCs Receive GCA Best Bathroom Awards

The Garden Centers of America (GCA) 2019 Best Garden Center Bathroom Award winners stood out by focusing on the smallest details behind closed doors — in their bathrooms. A panel judged this year’s entries on... more »
Pleasant View Gardens and D.S. Cole Growers to Host Open House

June 13, 2019
Pleasant View Gardens, D.S. Cole Growers Schedule Open House

Pleasant View Gardens (PVG) and D.S. Cole Growers recently announced they will open their doors to industry professionals from around the world to visit their greenhouses and gardens on August 1. “It sounds cliché, but... more »

February 25, 2019
Independent We Stand Opens Annual Online Contest

Independent We Stand has launched the fourth annual America’s Main Streets contest. The three-month-long web-driven contest helps consumers, small business owners and Main Street organizations reward a deserving Main Street with $25,000 in cash and sponsor-related prizes.... more »
cornelius nursery

February 11, 2019
Cornelius Nursery Opens New Location

Cornelius Nursery has opened its second Houston-area store in Katy, Texas. The store, located on a 2.5-acre site, will celebrate its grand opening on Feb. 22. Cornelius Nursery is owned and operated by Fort Worth-based Calloway's... more »

June 9, 2018
ICE Raids Ohio Grower-Retailer, 100+ Arrested

On June 5, agents from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency arrested more than 100 workers at two locations of Corso’s Flower and Garden Center in Castalia and Sandusky, Ohio. According to the Washington Post, 114... more »


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