The first-ever Garden Center Executive Summit took place in Denver, Colo., Feb. 18-20. Speakers, who included experts outside of the industry and peer leaders, delivered engaging, thought-provoking presentations relevant and meaningful to independent garden centers, who overwhelmingly shared positive feedback and said they left with many ideas they could implement in their businesses. Attendees shared highlights from the conference, including moments from the networking reception and Top 100 Independent Garden Center awards, on social media. Here are just a few of their posts.
Colonial Gardens captures the view.
Madison Landa Williams of Boulevard Flower Gardens preps for her panel.
Hillermann Nursery & Florist takes candids, including one of Susan Bachman West of Bachman’s left, and Michelle Simakis, editor of Garden Center.
Heidi Heiland of Heidi’s GrowHaus, Lifestyle Gardens, middle, poses with other IGC leaders from Minnesota; Jessie Jacobson of Tonkadale Greenhouse, left and Bachman West, right.
Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses during the 2018 Top 100 Independent Garden Center awards ceremony.
Maggie Bridge of Sam Bridge takes a room photo.