August 9-11, 2022 | Wisconsin Center | Milwaukee, WI

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On these press pages you'll find helpful elements for your press coverage of the Garden Center Show for Independent Garden Center operators. Your assistance in making the Garden Center Show more visible to exhibitors and attendees in the Garden Center vertical is deeply appreciated.


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GCS Show Management

Rob Bailey

(224) 355-6947
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Jim Reed

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Show Location

Wisconsin Center | Milwaukee

  • Exhibit Hall
  • 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203

Show Hours

Tuesday, August 9
Floor Hours

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday, August 10
Floor Hours

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday, August 10
Networking Reception

5 - 6 p.m.

Thursday, August 11
Floor Hours

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

In So Many Words . . .

If you're looking for a brief description of the Garden Center Show, perhaps these will help!

GCS in 250 Words

The Garden Center Show is the premier event for independent garden centers, with an emphasis on independent. Taking place August 9-11, 2022, at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is a big show for small businesses. The Garden Center Show assembles garden center operators, suppliers, educators, and business thought leaders in one place to help independent business owners compete with big box operations.

The show focuses on the products, offerings, and services that small businesses excel at and which differentiate them from their corporate competitors. It is a 3-day exhibition in downtown Milwaukee, at Wisconsin’s premiere convention and sporting complex.  Exhibitors from around the country will present their products for the 2022 holiday season and the 2023 gardening season. The GCS Conference complements the exhibition with a continuing education program consisting of 16 sessions, led by top minds and leading experts in specialized areas of retail, gardening, and business management.

Garden center operators are also invited to participate in an Independent Garden Center store tour, taking place on Monday, August 9, the day before the show opens. The tour will visit five Milwaukee area garden centers. Garden center professionals will have the opportunity to network with fellow business owners, share business strategies, and spark new ideas.

The changing competitive and supply chain dynamics make it more important than ever that independent local and regional businesses have all the tools they need to compete. The Garden Center Show is dedicated to providing essential knowledge and supply to these operators.

GCS in 100 Words

The Garden Center Show for Independent Garden Centers is the premier event for independent garden centers, with an emphasis on independent. Taking place August 9-11, 2022, at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it is a big show for small businesses. The Garden Center Show assembles the garden center vertical, including suppliers, garden center operators, educators, and business thought leaders. The show is designed to help regional and local small business owners compete with big box operations, and focuses on the products, offerings, and services that small businesses excel at and which differentiate them from their corporate competitors.

GCS in 50 Words

The Garden Center Show for Independent Garden Centers is the premier event for independent garden centers, with an emphasis on independent. It is a big show for small businesses, bringing together the brightest minds and hottest products in one place at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, WI. August 9-11, 2022.

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If you'd like to attend the Garden Center Show and cover it for your publication, we'd be delighted.

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