May 8, 2012
Registration Opens for GCA Summer Tour in DetroitSource: Garden Centers of America

Get Your Motor Runnin'"" themes this year's GCA Summer Tour, taking to the streets of Detroit June 25-28 for a behind-the-scenes look at the Motor City's most successful garden centers.

Stops on this year’s GCA Detroit Summer Tour include Bordine’s, Farmer John’s Greenhouse, Plymouth Nursery, Four Star Greenhouse, English Gardens, Ray Weigand’s and Deneweth’s Garden Center, along with a Henry Ford Assembly Plant walking tour…and that’s not all.

The tour, open to GCA members and non-members alike, gets a head start with a reception Monday evening at host hotel Hyatt Regency Dearborn’s revolving rooftop ballroom. Attendees will have the opportunity to network while enjoying a 360-degree view of the city’s Ford World Headquarters and The Henry Ford facility, a destination on Wednesday’s schedule.

“It is often said that when things are good, things are very good in the auto industry-fueled economy of the Detroit area. Yet locals also note when things go south, it is the first to decline and one of the last to come out of it. In the setting of this dynamic city, now showing clear signs of recovery, we’ll look at what kept these stores going during slower times and what’s pushing their profits full speed ahead this season,” says IGC Show’s Jeff Morey. “These IGC retailers – outstanding single-store and multi-store operations – exemplify the tenacity and resourcefulness that makes Detroit one of the Midwest’s best garden center cities.”

Click here to learn more about the tour and to register!


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