Partners for Success

While The Garden Center Group's primary focus is helping garden centers develop better business skills to become more profitable, we also understand the long-term benefit of working closely with a select number of product suppliers.

The "Partners for Success" Preferred Vendor status is offered to a limited number of companies that recognize the unique nature of the independent garden retail operation and are interested in developing methods that can help improve retailer/vendor relationships through open dialog, new product introductions and when possible, special pricing and offers for Group garden center clients. These Partners for Success value the focus and purpose of The Garden Center Group to independent garden retailers to be more successful.

We wish to express our sincere appreciation to these companies for their support of The Garden Center Group! For more information on our Partners for Success and The Fall Event Sponsor Programs, contact Danny Summers (see contact information at bottom of this page).

Partner for Success & The Fall Event Sponsors


Bailey Nurseries

Partners for Success - Helping you thrive not just survive!



Ball Seed Company

Partnering with The Garden Center Group to help grow your business and Color the World!

Ball Seed is the leading North American distribution company in annuals, perennials, vegetables, tropicals, potted plants, cut flowers and more. You know us for some of our key products like Wave, Burpee and now WebTrack and WebTrack To Go (mobile version), Ball Seed's industry-leading business management system to place and track orders, manage business online and find images and marketing support tools.


Powering Ecommerce Solutions for Clients of The Garden Center Group!

Bower & Branch recognizes the rapidly growing interest of consumers to shop online and empowers Group Clients to serve them immediately through the Bower & Branch network. Ask us about becoming a Retail Member.

The Espoma Company

A natural in the garden since 1929.



POS Software for Garden Centers

Epicor Eagle N Series software helps lawn and garden businesses thrive amidst the challenges of a concentrated selling season. Focus on your business and drive superior customer service, while your technology works with you seamlessly.



Mariner Business Solutions - your NCR Counterpoint Solution Provider. We have added numerous features to the basic CounterPoint Software to address the needs specific to the Retail Garden Center!




Distinctively Better Plants!

Monrovia - Passion for Plants: Our expert craftsmen pour their hearts and souls into their work, and share our knowledge and love of plants with gardeners of every skill level.

Website (for Retailers)


Prides Corner Farms

Our goal is to be your best business partner, a partner that helps you grow, helps you sell and helps you to be  more  profitable.



Proven Winners

Proven Winners is proud to support the members of The Garden Center Group. We are here to help your business grow with great new plants and programs to increase your sales.



Star Roses & Plants

The Conard-Pyle Company is proud to support the members of The Garden Center Group.



The Fall Event 2017 Sponsors

The Garden Center Group hosts a major event each year that has become recognized as THE event for retail garden center owners and managers. The Fall Event is four days of connection and collaboration between Retail Clients, Group Service Providers, and our Sponsoring Companies supplying the best in products and services for independent garden centers across North America. The following firms share and support the mission of The Garden Center Group... "Helping garden centers develop the business side of their business."

We want to express our sincere appreciation to the following firms for their support of The Fall Event and The Garden Center Group:

  American Beauties/ NorthCreek Nurseries
  Bailey Nurseries
  Ball Seed Company
  Border Concepts
Botanical Interests, Inc.
  Bower & Branch®
C. Raker & Sons, Inc. - Hort Couture Plants
Epicor Software Corp.
The Espoma Company
Garden Center Magazine - GIE Media
GrowTech Solutions
Henri Studio / Stonecasters
Lawn & Garden Retailer Magazine
Mariner Business Solutions - Counterpoint
Master Nursery Garden Centers
Oldcastle Lawn & Garden - Jolly Gardener
Overdevest Nurseries 
Prides Corner Farms, Inc.
Proven Winners North America
Proven Winners® - Color Choice®/ Spring Meadow
R.W. Rogers Company 
Sheridan Nurseries, Inc.
  SimPOS! Software
Star Roses and Plants - Conard Pyle Co.
Sunrise Marketing
TPIE - Florida Nursery Growers & Landscape Association
Willoway Nurseries, Inc.



For more information about The Fall Event and becoming a sponsor, contact Danny Summers (see contact information at the bottom of this page).

The Fall Event 2017 - September 18-21, Burlington, Vermont!

CLICK HERE for details