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 August 6-7, 2024 | Rosemont, Illinois

Conference Sessions All Year Round!

The Garden Center Show team is dedicated to the success of independent garden center owners and professionals. That is why we offer regular webinars from experts in business topics that will help you solve business problems, innovate and grow your business. 

On this page you'll find links to replays of the webinars we've offered in the past. Make sure you're on our mailing list to receive alerts for upcoming events!

And of course, come to The Garden Center Show, Aug. 6-7, 2024 in Rosemont, Illinois, for our full conference program!

Garden Center Adventure

A Virtual Tour of Garden Centers in 3 Countries

Take a virtual vacation with us as The Garden Center Show leads you on a tour of four independent garden centers in far-off places. We’ll talk with garden center owners in Northern Italy, Canada, Florida and Texas about what makes them special and how they serve their customers, and we’ll do a video tour of their storefronts and operations.

Visual Merchandising with Biophilic Inspiration

Webinar Replay

Visual Merchandising Expert, Joe Baer from ZenGenius, Inc. and biophilic expert Genevieve R Mills with Oakland Green Interiors teamed up in this webinar to talk about biophilic design and how it can be incorporated into your Visual Merchandising program to influence shopping time, perceived value and the overall mood of your customers. 

Hiring & Recruiting for Independent Garden Centers

a Presentation by Andrea Hill

As part of the Garden Center Show's all-year-round commitment to our community, we're offering a series of webinars by speakers you will meet at the show in August.

On February 16 we asked Andrea Hill, author of "The How-to-Hire Handbook for Small Business Owners" to share her insights on how to turn your business into a 24/7 hiring and recruiting machine.

Into the Unknown

a Presentation by Amanda Thomsen

Live Streamed from Milaeger's Garden Center, Racine, Wisconsin

Amanda Thomsen, owner of Kiss My Aster, offered her presentation, "Into the Unknown" to a live audience in the poinsettia greenhouse at Milaeger's Garden Center on Wednesday, November 17. The event was also live streamed on Facebook, to include as many IGCs as possible.

For Independent Garden Center owners and professionals, the year ahead is in some ways as uncertain as the two years we've just been through. This presentation offers ideas and inspiration to make the most of the 2021 holiday season and 2022.