Together We're Better!
Garden Centers of America, established in 1973, is the only trade association in the United States focused fully on the independent retail garden center. GCA is proactive in addressing the issues and challenges that face the industry, and is committed to ensuring the long-term success of the IGC sector. GCA is dedicated to fostering information, education and training that promotes the exchange of ideas, profitability and positive consumer awareness of its individual member firms.
June 20-23, 2022 - GCA Summer Tour | Boston .... Beantown, Here We Come!
Sometimes, running a garden center can seem like you’re on a remote island, all by yourself. It’s so frustrating, feeling like you’re reinventing the wheel and wishing you could have a sounding board of others on the same walk. We have some good news for you.Garden Centers of America is your lifeline, made up of members just like you - owners and managers of independent garden centers, united in sharing knowledge and vision.
The 2022 GCA Summer Tour is headed to Beantown, June 20-23, 2022, for the industry’s must-attend three-day retail inspiration extravaganza. Attendees will gather this summer to network and get energized with new ideas in one of America’s most historically rich cities, where the story of our nation is evident on nearly every corner in Boston. This historic setting will host the industry’s only multi-day garden center store for industry professionals. It holds a dynamic mix of IGC retailers, eye-opening educational sessions daily and more opportunities for networking with owners and managers at each store than ever before. Attendees will see four IGC Top 100 Retailers on this tour – Mahoney’s Garden Center ranked 9th at $38.5 million, Weston Nurseries ranked 43rd at $14.25 million, Russell’s Garden Center ranked 68th at $9.35 million and Briggs Garden & Home ranked 98 at $6.7 million – as well as other must-see gardens. Sign up today . . . You Belong!