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Customer-Focus Positions Adams Nursery & Garden Center Within Top 10 Nurseries of the State

Listed as one of the largest nurseries in Western New York, Adams Nursery & Garden Center has created its niche as a grower and retail business, developing a following of loyal customers in both the retail and wholesale markets, who flock to the Lancaster, NY-based store for its breadth and depth in trees, shrubs, perennials . . . . .


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Maryjo Bedford, Owner
Adams Nursery & Garden Center,
Lancaster, NY


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summer tour seattle
June 24-27, 2018

Next year’s GCA Summer Tour is headed to Seattle, WA, for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at garden center operations in this Pacific Northwest hot spot. Get ready to be energized with merchandising and indie retailing inspirations!

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"Going on the tour was huge for me. The opportunity to network with everyone else that went on the tour, the openness of members to share information with each other is huge. I've not really been involved in other industries, but I could not imagine an industry that shares as much with each other as IGCs do. We are all on the same page and excited to go out there and make our store the best, but also share ideas with other people and from other people. It's just a great community, so that's the thing that I feel like is probably the biggest benefit, and just taking advantage of those opportunities when they come." - Bob Wasson, President of Operations, Wasson Nursery, Muncie, IN



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HIGHLIGHTS:
2017 GCA Summer tour

Virginia proved to be a winning choice for this year's summer tour! There was a lot of fun, networking and ideas exchanged - a hallmark of GCA tours. Sandi Hillerman-McDonald, Hillerman Nursery & Florist summed it up best, 

"This was a great trip! Thanks for the efforts to put it together. It was great to see old friends and gather new ideas."

Garden Centers voted as the favorites were McDonald's Garden Center, Anderson's and Cross Creek Nursery & Landscaping.

highlights:
igc show 2017

IGC buyers report they’re excited to introduce the new products they discovered from the IGC Show to their customers, and vendors are ready to do business with the quality leads they generated during the three-day event at Chicago’s Navy Pier. There was a palpable buzz across the show floor from excitement generated by the news features introduced this year, including a New Product Zone, Shop Talk, and three impactful, motivational keynote presentations - especially that of Navy SEAL Team Six Leader Robert O’Neill.

“His keynote made me cry,” says Donna McGuffin, Owner, The Rose Garden, Wetumpka, AL. “I’m on fire right now – really pumped up. It changed my whole attitude about a lot of things.”

All-America Selections announces second set of 2018 AAS Winners

All-America Selections (AAS) has released 11 new varieties as part of the second batch of AAS Winners for the 2018 garden season. Each of the following varieties was trialed throughout North America by professional, independent volunteer judges who grew them next to comparisons that are considered best in class. Retailers and consumers will find these AAS Winners for sale as supply becomes available through the distribution chain. 

the role of sponsors

Our gca summer tours would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. their support helps to keep tour costs down for you.

A HEARTY THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!


      



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