The Gardens at The Ridge Is Customers Home Away From Home
Nestled in the tranquil hill country of Kerrville, TX, The Ridge Marketplace boasts a charming atmosphere, two on-site eateries, an event venue and an independent garden center to draw visitors from miles and miles away. "It's all about the community here . . . . . . .
Kristi Long, General Manager & Landscape Designer
GCA Best garden center bathroom awards
Garden Centers of America’s (GCA) Best Garden Center Bathroom Awards, now in their eighth year, recognize IGC retailers whose restrooms contribute to the store’s favorable shopping experience. Independent garden centers are encouraged to submit their garden center bathrooms, including, but not limited to, recent renovations and remodels, for this prestigious juried competition.
The call for entries has closed, and the winners of this year's contest will be revealed at the 2018 IGC Show in Chicago.
The winner of the top honor, the Gold Award, will receive a plaque and one free registration for next year’s GCA Summer Tour 2019. Other recognitions will include a Silver Award and Awards of Merit.
Highlights from gca summer tour seattle!
From trendy urban garden boutiques to established independents and a nursery/winery combo with a view of Mount Rainier, the 2018 GCA Summer Tour got a behind-the-scenes look at all kinds of stores in the Pacific Northwest hot spot!
Whether it be networking with other IGC retailers on the bus or talking with managers at each garden center stop, these attendees took back so many new ideas to try out at their stores. Here's what they had to say:
"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 time well spent," says Vincent Scavone, Retail General Manager, Hicks Nurseries, Westbury, NY
Click below to see what other IGC retailers shared from their GCA Summer Tour experiences.READ MORE
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