Alpha Nursery Becomes Customers' Steward for Their 'Gardening Adventures'
The words “Where your gardening adventure begins” greet customers as they pass by the Alpha Nursery & Garden Center sign in the store’s entryway plantings. The Cascade, ID-based independent garden center and nursery is a counterpart to Owner Sue Wisbey’s other business, Alpha Landscape and Property Maintenance. . . . .
Sue Wisbey, President
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2018 summer tour, seattle
Next year’s GCA Summer Tour is headed to Seattle, WA, for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at garden center operations in this Pacific Northwest hot spot. Get ready to be energized with merchandising and indie retailing inspirations!
JUNE 2018 - LOOK FOR EXACT DATES & MORE DETAILS SOON!
Going on the tour was huge for me. The opportunity to network with everyone else that went on the tour, the openness of members to share information with each other is huge. I've not really been involved in other industries, but I could not imagine an industry that shares as much with each other as IGCs do. We are all on the same page and excited to go out there and make our store the best, but also share ideas with other people and from other people. It's just a great community, so that's the thing that I feel like is probably the biggest benefit, and just taking advantage of those opportunities when they come. - Bob Wasson, President of Operations, Wasson Nursery, Muncie, IN
Virginia proved to be a winning choice for this year's summer tour! There was a lot of fun, networking and ideas exchanged - a hallmark of GCA tours. Sandi Hillerman-McDonald, Hillerman Nursery & Florist summed it up best,
"This was a great trip! Thanks for the efforts to put it together. It was great to see old friends and gather new ideas."
Garden Centers voted as the favorites were McDonald's Garden Center, Anderson's and Cross Creek Nursery & Landscaping.
All-America Selections Names Three 2018 Winners
the role of sponsors
Our gca summer tours would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. their support helps to keep tour costs down for you.
A HEARTY THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!