What We Do

The Garden Center Group is North America's resource for garden retailing – benchmarking, budgeting, inventory and margins, marketing, merchandising, brand building, property and site design, human resources, team building, succession – and more. We offer direction, support, guidance, and step-by-step assistance in some of the most important aspects of operating a successful garden center to reduce the time and trials, and the expense of doing it alone.

By building a community of garden centers and working together toward a common goal, The Group is able to provide a network of professionals and business services most centers would not be able to afford on their own. And, unlike a buying group that boosts purchasing power on products that you sell, we focus on business solutions designed to help you increase sales, improve operations and retain more profit.

In today’s business climate, trying to go it alone is doing it the hard way. The Garden Center Group offers you access to the most innovative ideas in the industry. Proven methods that take the guesswork out of important business decisions. And best of all, you’ll be part of The Group – a multi-million dollar alliance of some of the industry’s leading garden centers and vendors. Plus our team of experts – Robert Hayter, Tom Kegley, Steve Kendall, John Kennedy, Tim Quebedeaux, Sid Raisch, Jean Seawright, Vic and Gail Vanik, and of course, Danny Summers.

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