Independent garden center

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 »

January 10, 2017
Dickman Farms Names New Retail GM

Stephanie Whitehouse has been hired as the new retail general manager at  Dickman Farms Greenhouse & Garden Center in Auburn, New York. Previously, Whitehouse spent seven years as the sales & marketing director for Peace... more »

November/December 2016
Spotted in Portland

Portland Nursery Portland, Oregon 1) Portland Nursery plants and maintains the landscaping near the sidewalks of the garden center, which also acts as display gardens, while 2) a fountain at the center... more »

June 22, 2016
Fire Damages Wisconsin Garden Center

Oconomowoc Landscape Supply and Garden Center in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, about 35 miles west of Milwaukee, suffered from a fire in the early morning hours on Wednesday, June 22. According to the ABC affiliate WISN, one... more »

February 5, 2016
Proven Winners Retail Program Marks 15 Years

Proven Winners celebrates the 15th anniversary of their Certified Garden Center Training Program this spring. New this year, Proven Winners is throwing a free pizza party for every IGC in North America that completes their... more »

February 2016
Finding Your Parallel Market

Green goods and related hardware provide a steady income stream for the typical garden center. But the typical garden center operator is always keeping an eye out for ways to increase that income stream and... more »

February 2016
Fresh Perspectives: Making a Statement

A lot can change in a decade. Farmers at heart, Craig and Kathy Canoyer opened up a greenhouse next to their home near Griswold, Iowa, to sell some extra plants in 1986. Canoyer Garden Center... more »

January 2016
4 P’s Plus 3

To gain some insight into how today's consumers are behaving, where they are spending their discretionary income (or not spending), what categories and channels are gaining or losing market share, demographic shifts and impacts on... more »

January 2016
Holiday Wrap-Up

For this photo-heavy look at North Carolina garden centers, see the PDF below. more »


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