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GCES highlights

The inaugural Garden Center Executive Summit took place Feb. 18-20, 2019, in Denver, Colo. Take a look at highlights from the conference where owners, executives and managers of independent garden centers in North America gathered to learn and network. This video slideshow showcases some of the top moments from the engaging, educational event.

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Your Turn

Each month, we ask readers a different question about their retail operations, inviting them to answer via email or social media. You can send your answers to associate editor Giovanni Castelli at


“What do you to prepare for Mother’s Day weekend? Do you run any promotions or special events for the occasion?”

Answers to this question will be published in a future issue of Garden Center.

What’s trending on Instagram

It is no surprise that coverage from the inaugural Garden Center Executive Summit dominated social feeds. Industry professionals gathered in Denver, Colo., to collaborate and learn together from some of the top leaders in the business. The conference was a huge success, and highlights can be found by searching #GCES19 on all social platforms.

5 stories in brief

Top industry news from our website

1. Extreme cold impacts EAB

Early February’s sub-zero temperatures in the Midwest could kill off a large percentage of the invasive insect’s larvae.

2. The Sill expands

The NYC-based company opened its first Los Angeles store, and also launched The Sill Forum, inviting IGC experts to participate.

3. Cornelius Nursery adds store

The new Katy, Texas, garden center will have approximately 4,000 square feet of indoor retail space.

4. National Pollinator Network grows

The million-plus gardens add up to a network of approximately 5 million acres of enhanced or new pollinator habitat.

5. Award winners

Proven Winners Illuminati Tiny Tower Philadelphus and Peppy Le Pom Punica granatum win 2019 Green Thumb Awards.