Independent garden center

Bemis Farms Nursery owners receive Sunbeam Social Media Award

October 5, 2023
Bemis Farms Nursery owners receive Sunbeam Social Media Award

Suntory Flowers recently announced that Ed and Tina Bemis of Bemis Farms Nursery are the winners of the Alive With Flowers — Sunbeam Social Media Award, in partnership with America in Bloom (AIB). Awards were... more »

October 3, 2023
Register now to learn from the most innovative garden centers

Join L&GR editors and some of the industry’s most innovative garden center owners and operators for a first-of-its-kind roundtable, scheduled to take place online at 2 p.m. on Nov. 2. Register here. During this engaging... more »
Garden Center Group announces 2024 dates.

September 29, 2023
Garden Center Group announces 2024 dates

Danny Summers, managing director of The Garden Center Group, recently announced dates and location of its 2024 Fall Event. The event is scheduled to take place Sept. 23-26, 2024, in Dallas, Texas. The annual event... more »
Planthropy living wall and model

September/October 2023
Taking third place: Making your IGC a community gathering space

What do two plant sellers have in common with a sprawling indoor/outdoor shopping complex and a vintage reseller? They all focus on being a “third place” in their community — a place outside of home... more »
How to engage with new and returning customers Ashcombe

September/October 2023
How to engage with new and returning customers

Engaging with new and old customers is a challenging prospect for business owners in all industries. This age of constant media consumption and the ability for consumers to remove ads from their lives causes friction... more »
5 Minutes With_Hannah Brookfield

September/October 2023
5 Minutes With … Hannah Brookfield

Owner of BotaniGal in Sykesville, Maryland, Hannah Brookfield is a certified professional horticulturist and a certified horticulture therapist. What made you choose horticulture as a career? It actually chose me. My first job was at... more »
stock greenhouse

September/October 2023
Headwinds or tailwinds as 2024 approaches

It never ceases to amaze me that any three people in our industry can view the same data and situation and interpret this information differently, each of the three arriving at different conclusions and plans... more »
Ashlie Tagawa Mohr Appointed to AFE’s Vic & Margaret Ball Committee

August 21, 2023
Ashlie Tagawa Mohr appointed to AFE’s Vic & Margaret Ball Committee

The Consumer Perceptions of Floral Industry Sustainability Examined (AFE) recently announced that Ashlie Tagawa Mohr has been appointed as the newest member of the Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Committee. She is currently the director... more »
Garden Center Show 2024 save the date

July 31, 2023
Garden Center Show moves to Chicagoland in 2024

Organizers of the Garden Center Show have announced dates for the 2024 event. According to their website, the Garden Center Show will take place Aug. 6-7, 2024, at The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (formerly... more »

July 31, 2023
Gardener’s Supply Co. welcomes new president

Gardener’s Supply Co. has announced Rebecca Gray as its new chief operating office, following the retirement of Cindy Turcot, who had held the position since 2020. Gray brings nearly 20 years of experience in the... more »
Lukas Nursery

Lukas Nursery & Butterfly Encounter
Lukas Nursery & Butterfly Encounter

“The Butterfly Encounter attraction has grown to be one of the top tourist attractions in Central Florida.” Year founded: The Lukas family started its agricultural endeavors on the current property in 1912 with row crops... more »
KBK Garden Center

KBK Garden Center & Nursery
KBK Garden Center & Nursery

“We are able to help fit the perfect plant with the location, diagnose issues customers are having and help the many new gardeners be successful.” Year founded: Kris Krause purchased an existing garden center and... more »