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Jun 23, 2022
Lawn & Garden Retailer Named Official Publication of The Garden Center Show

The Garden Center Show is delighted to announce Lawn & Garden Retailer (L&GR) as the official magazine of the Garden Center Show for its 2022 and 2023 shows.

The Garden Center Show will launch its first ever trade show and education conference from Aug. 9-11 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. This association with Lawn & Garden Retailer is an important part of the Garden Center Show’s commitment to the needs and perspectives of independent garden centers.

The event will include the Lawn & Garden Retailer Networking Lounge, a place to relax, get a drink from the bar, have a snack, and take a moment. Editors from L&GR will be in the lounge throughout each day, engaging with participants, seeking your insights about the industry, and just getting to know you better.

Keynote speakers will come to the lounge after their presentations, and spend an hour with you in “Ask Me Anything” sessions.

“We are pleased to have Lawn & Garden Retailer with us as the official magazine of the Garden Center Show,” says Jim Reed, show co-director. “Through this cooperation, we will be able to support more garden centers and vendors with the only trade show designed exclusively for the independent garden center industry.”

L&GR is an award-winning brand providing news, products, design ideas and solutions for garden center professionals. Published 10 times per year, each issue features practical advice, peer inspiration and business guidance for this important small business sector.

The Garden Center Show is owned by SmartWork Media, a media company that provides easy-to-understand business-building information to independent retailers worldwide. SmartWork Media publications have garnered more than 90 awards since 2004, and the entire SmartWork Media team is dedicated to serving the hard-working professionals who own and operate independent retail businesses.

“At Lawn & Garden Retailer, we connect retailers and suppliers with the most desirable products and valuable content, helping them inspire the community to beautify their environment,” says Tiffany O’Kelley, group publisher. “We are excited to partner with the Garden Center Show, which shares these common goals to connect and better IGCs and the horticulture industry as a whole.”

“The synergies between Lawn & Garden Retailer and The Garden Center Show are exciting,” says Reed. “Both companies share deep interest in and commitment to the success of independent garden centers, and believe that IGC owners and operators deserve the highest quality information delivered in the best possible package. For Lawn & Garden Retailer that package is a great magazine. For the Garden Center Show, it’s an innovative trade show and conference.”

For more information about the 2022 Garden Center Show, contact Jim Reed at 224.688.0858 or email him at [email protected].


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