America’s Only Association Dedicated Solely to the Needs of Independent Garden Centers! June 22-25, 2020 - GCA Summer Tour | Boston 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. Now, with updated programs and events powered by Jeff and Cheryl Morey, founders of the IGC Show and IGC Magazine, GCA is going places. Sign up today . . . You Belong! Don’t miss out on all the networking and educational opportunities your GCA membership delivers! These are just a few of the many benefits of GCA Membership. Become a member today.
SECURE YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE 2020 GCA BOSTON TOUR
GCA has secured a limited number of reduced- rate hotel rooms to make your trip to Boston even more affordable. Make the most of our discounted offers on your accommodation.
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•	GCA Summer Tour Discount  •	Online GCA Membership Directory  •	GCA Member Profiles  •	GCA Bathroom Awards & Presentation at IGC Show   •	Continuing Education @ IGC All Access Pass Package Discount  •	Free Drink Tickets at IGC Show’s Wednesday Party & Classic Rock Concert  •	VIP Seating at IGC Show’s Wednesday Party & Classic Rock Concert •	IGC Show Monday Store Tour Discount  •	GCA Networking Lunch & Lounge at IGC Show
What a GREAT event! This was my first tour and I got so much out of it. From taking back ideas to my team to creating new connections with so many wonderful leaders in our industry, it was a time well spent. Vincent Scavone-Retail General Manager, Hicks Nurseries The GCA tours have been a great "working" vacation for me for many years. I have built great friendships and always come back with motivation and inspiration. Sandi Hillermann-McDonald, Hillermann Nursery & Florist President
Beantown, Here We Come! The 2020 GCA Summer Tour is headed to Beantown, June 22 - 25, for the industry’s must-attend three- day retail inspiration extravaganza. Known for its famous baked beans, Fenway Park, The Boston Marathon and, of course, the bar from Cheers, the 2020 GCA Summer Tour Boston, June 22 -25, will definitely give indie garden center retailers the inspiration they seek. 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. Considered by many to be the birthplace of the American Revolution, it was here that the Sons of Liberty led by Samuel Adams, inspired colonists to fight for their freedom against the domination of British Rule. 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.
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America’s Only Association Dedicated Solely to the Needs of Independent Garden Centers! June 22-25, 2020 - GCA Summer Tour | Boston 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. Now, with updated programs and events powered by Jeff and Cheryl Morey, founders of the IGC Show and IGC Magazine, GCA is going places. Sign up today . . . You Belong! Don’t miss out on all the networking and educational opportunities your GCA membership delivers! GCA Summer Tour Discount Online GCA Membership Directory GCA Member Profiles GCA Bathroom Awards & Presentation at IGC Show  Continuing Education @ IGC All Access Pass Package Discount Free Drink Tickets at IGC Show’s Wednesday Party & Classic Rock Concert VIP Seating at IGC Show’s Wednesday Party & Classic Rock Concert IGC Show Monday Store Tour Discount GCA Networking Lunch & Lounge at IGC Show These are just a few of the many benefits of GCA Membership. Become a member today.
SECURE YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE 2020 GCA BOSTON TOUR
GCA has secured a limited number of reduced-rate hotel rooms to make your trip to Boston even more affordable. Make the most of our discounted offers on your accommodation.
2019 GCA Nashville Tour Long Hollow Gardens & Vineyards, Gallatin, TN
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What a GREAT event! This was my first tour and I got so much out of it. From taking back ideas to my team to creating new connections with so many wonderful leaders in our industry, it was a time well spent. Vincent Scavone-Retail General Manager, Hicks Nurseries The GCA tours have been a great "working" vacation for me for many years. I have built great friendships and always come back with motivation and inspiration. Sandi Hillermann-McDonald, Hillermann Nursery & Florist President
Beantown, Here We Come! The 2020 GCA Summer Tour is headed to Beantown, June 22 - 25, for the industry’s must-attend three-day retail inspiration extravaganza. Known for its famous baked beans, Fenway Park, The Boston Marathon and, of course, the bar from Cheers, the 2020 GCA Summer Tour Boston, June 22 -25, will definitely give indie garden center retailers the inspiration they seek. 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. Considered by many to be the birthplace of the American Revolution, it was here that the Sons of Liberty led by Samuel Adams, inspired colonists to fight for their freedom against the domination of British Rule. 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.
THANK OUR SPONSORS, WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT THEM!
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