The Fall Event 2024  |  Dallas, Texas  |  Sep 23 - Sep 26
Don's Miss the FREE Early Bird Marketing Workshop on Sep 22

We hope you will join us for The Fall Event 2024 in Dallas, Texas... where progressive garden retailers, service providers, and vendors network, exchange ideas, collaborate, and create new synergies to fuel success. Plus, we'll be touring some of the area’s best garden centers and experiencing some hidden gems in the Dallas area – and much more!

The Fall Event is all about sharing, learning, and growing... it's a unique convergence of networking, learning, and fun in one single package. It forces you to grow and challenge yourself. No matter how long you’ve been in retail or your position in your company, there’s always something to learn.

There are countless reasons why you should attend The Fall Event, but we’ve managed to narrow it down to five: 

   Connect with your Peers. We know you’ve heard it all before, but networking is crucial for your success. Meeting face-to-face with your peers allows you to discover new ideas, collaborate with others, and tap into a wealth of knowledge. You can develop professional connections and long-lasting relationships, find a mentor – or become one. There's plenty of white space to engage in our community at The Fall Event!

   Collaborate with our Service Providers. Our Service Providers are industry experts and solution providers with valuable insights, advice, and knowledge about the world of garden retailing. The Fall Event offers you a chance to discuss your most significant challenges, discover fresh ideas, and learn about successful strategies that have worked for others.

   Learn from our Speakers and Facilitators. Our speakers are leaders in the industry – thought leaders that embody The Group's spirit of ingenuity and entrepreneurial drive that will introduce you to new concepts, spark your imagination, and open your mind to new ways of thinking about how you do business every day that can help grow your business!

   Engage with our Sponsors. Our sponsors are top industry suppliers that offer the products and services you need to run a successful garden center. Take some time during breaks to engage with them. Although their products can be found on their websites, this is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on demonstrations, ask specific questions, and see their newest products or what’s in development. Use this invaluable time to develop profitable business partnerships through one-on-one interactions with our sponsors.


Sharpen Your Saw. Although the “sharpen the saw” concept pre-dates Stephen Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, the idea is that taking a break from your work to enhance your skills is crucial. Just as a dull axe can’t cut a tree nearly as effectively as a sharp one. Don't be like the woodcutter who continues to hack away at a tree with a dull axe. Instead, invest in yourself and your business by learning new skills or improving existing ones. Leaving the garden center and "sharpening the saw" can help you work smarter, not harder, and achieve your goals faster.

The Fall Event is a lot of learning packed into a short amount of time, but we always make time for some relaxation and fun! We recommend coming a few days early or staying over to explore on your own. You’ll go home re-energized and ready to apply all that you’ve learned to make your center more successful! And, allowing your employees to get out of the garden center, gain confidence in their ability, and bring fresh ideas back to the business is an investment in your company.

We look forward to seeing you (and your team) in Dallas, September 23 - 26, 2024!
NEW THIS YEAR... See details on the Early Bird Marketing Workshop (included in the cost of registration).


The Fall Event 2024 QuickLinks:

The Fall Event 2024 - REGISTER
The Fall Event 2024 - SCHEDULE
The Fall Event 2024 - SPEAKERS & SESSIONS
The Fall Event 2024 - TOUR 
The Fall Event 2024 - HOTEL & TRAVEL
The Fall Event 2024 - BEST OF DALLAS
The Fall Event 2024 - SPONSORS