The Garden Center Group has one major event each year...

The Fall Event 

You've heard it before but we'll say it again... Fall is for Planting! But we're not talking plants! The Fall Event is all about planting seeds of knowledge and inspiration, creativity and ingenuity, creating connections and building relationships – all that will blossom into solutions to prepare you for not only the Spring ahead but the future.

This exclusive, annual event, held throughout North America, provides an opportunity to meet face-to-face with other Group centers and talk with Service Providers, as well as see the newest products from Vendors. Workshops, seminars, and breakout sessions, conducted by professionals from all facets of business, are short on theory and long on ideas and processes you can put right to work to help your center improve.

No matter how long you’ve been in garden retailing or what position you hold at your company, chances are there is still something you need to learn. There are countless reasons why you should attend The Fall Event, but we’ve managed to narrow it down to five:

Network with your Peers.
We know you’ve heard it all before, but networking is a huge part of your success. Meeting face-to-face with your peers provides an opportunity to collaborate, hear new ideas, and tap into a wealth of knowledge. You can find a mentor – or become one, and develop relationships that can last a lifetime.

Connect with our Service Providers.
Our Service Providers are industry experts and solution providers who truly know what is happening in the world of garden center retailing - and they have answers to your questions. Participate in the PROsessions for a chance to discuss your biggest challenges, explore new ideas, and learn what’s working for others.


Benefit from our Guest Speakers.
Our speakers are professionals from multiple industries with proven business success that will introduce you to new concepts and open your mind to new ways of thinking about how you do business every day.


Engage with our Sponsors.
Our sponsors are premier industry suppliers of the products and services you need to run a successful garden center. Invest some time in visiting with them during breaks. See their newest products and spend some one-on-one time discovering what’s new and developing profitable business partnerships.


Relax and have Fun.
The Fall Event is a lot of learning packed into a short amount of time so we always make time for some fun! You’ll go home re-energized and ready to apply all that you’ve learned to make your center more successful!

The Fall Event, hosted by The Garden Center Group, is a garden retailers' must-attend event. It's the perfect forum for progressive garden retailers, consultants, and vendors to network, exchange ideas, collaborate, and create new synergies to fuel success. And, Kansas City is the perfect place for this open forum with plenty of white space to unleash the collective knowledge and creativity of The Group! Make plans now to attend this one-of-a-kind experience! 


The Fall Event 2022 - Kansas City, Missouri