Independent garden center

“Rain Day, Train Day” at Meadows Farms takes advantage of inclement weather to drive knowledge. Photos courtesy of John Kennedy.

Knowledge is the new currency

The brain can turn to mush pretty quickly over the summer, and teachers want to avoid summer learning loss by sending kids home with reading assignmen... more »

Moore and Moore in Nashville, Tennessee, adds a touch of whimsy with colorful lanterns in the greenhouse.

A store by any other name

Your garden center is more than just another store. By nature, it’s a place people shop to help create an environment they want to come home to — ... more »

Clint Albin is retail strategist at Homestead Gardens, with three locations in the greater Washington, D.C., area.

5 Minutes With … Clint Albin

Clint Albin is retail strategist at Homestead Gardens and a frequent speaker at green industry conferences and events, including Cultivate'24. What b... more »

Garden Center Group Fall Event 2024 takes place in Dallas Texas

Garden Center Group reveals 2024 Fall Event details

The Garden Center Group Fall Event 2024 will take place Sept. 23-26 in Dallas, Texas, with an Early Bird Marketing Workshop (included in the cost of r... more »

Karli Heineman, owner of rare houseplants retailer Plant Vault in Encinitas, California.

5 Minutes With … Karli Heineman

A Q&A with Karli Heineman, owner of rare houseplants retailer Plant Vault in Encinitas, California. What do you love about your job? The best pa... more »

Many of the best innovations come from collaborations. Here’s how CountryMax partners with master gardeners to draw a crowd.

Events that grow foot traffic — and your brand

At CountryMax, we take pride in our knowledgeable employees. But to bring our customers even greater gardening expertise, we team up with master garde... more »