Independent garden center

Wallace's Garden Center

Wallace’s Garden Center
Wallace’s Garden Center

“We are always looking for a balance between being a true garden center and plant-centric retailer and all the other parts that make us such a unique place to visit.” Year founded: Wallace’s Garden Center... more »
Village Green

Village Green Home and Garden
Village Green Home and Garden

“We love to display anything from furniture in a full setting in order for a customer to visualize it in their space to beautiful end caps full of color.” Year founded: Village Green opened in... more »
The Plant Farm

The Plant Farm
The Plant Farm

“At our store, we have two exceptional plant exhibits that serve as sources of inspiration and customer engagement.” Year founded: The Plant Farm was founded in 1969, starting with tomato plants and growing into what... more »
Piedmont Feed & Garden Center

Piedmont Feed & Garden Center
Piedmont Feed & Garden Center

“Part of our mission is to enrich the lives of those we serve by connecting them with nature through knowledge, products and services.” Year founded: Piedmont Feed & Garden Center was founded in 1988. Current... more »
OTB management is an inventory-planning method to better determine what products to order and how much of each is needed.

August 2023
Open-to-buy inventory management key for retailers

Have you heard of open-to-buy (OTB) inventory management? OTB management is an essential tool for running a healthy business. But what exactly is OTB, and why is it so important? According to a Harvard Business... more »
Ken Lain is president and owner of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, Arizona.

August 2023
5 Minutes With … Ken Lain

A salesperson at heart, Ken Lain has a business management degree from Arizona State University and is president and owner of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, Arizona. What brought you to the green industry? The... more »
innovator award

August 2023
Introducing the Innovators!

This issue features Lawn & Garden Retailer’s Innovator of the Year award recipients. These 10 independent garden centers from around the country elevate the customer experience with great service and inspiring store displays, make a... more »
Innovator Awards 2023

August 2023
Meet the 2023 Lawn & Garden Retailer Innovators of the Year

We’re excited to introduce you to Lawn & Garden Retailer’s Innovator of the Year award recipients. These 10 independent garden centers set themselves apart from the big-box stores by providing a memorable customer experience, making... more »
Hyannis Country Garden

Hyannis Country Garden
Hyannis Country Garden

“Although we have gone back to doing some in-person events, virtual is here to stay, especially for educational topics.” Year founded: The family business started in 1965 and is now in the hands of the... more »
CountryMax

CountryMax
CountryMax

“Our newest store, which will be opening this fall, will even feature a chicken coop with chickens in a section of nursery. The big boxes aren’t doing that!” Year founded: CountryMax began in 1984 as... more »
Broccolo Garden Center

Broccolo Garden Center
Broccolo Garden Center

“Community involvement and setting the standards for environmental sustainability and cultural diversity in the green industry is our pride and success.” Year founded: Broccolo Tree and Lawn Care was founded in 1990; the garden center... more »

Abernethy & Spencer Greenhouse & Garden Center
Abernethy & Spencer Greenhouse & Garden Center

“We are always looking for a balance between being a true garden center and plant-centric retailer and all the other parts that make us such a unique place to visit.” Year founded: Abernethy & Spencer... more »