Industry News

Jonathan Bardzik, long-time member of the horticulture industry and ANLA staff, has released his first cookbook, Simple Summer: A Recipe for Cooking and Entertaining with Ease. The book is a collection of 40 recipes, stories, and music and... more
The HGTV HOME Plant Collection is pleased to announce its new partnership with grower Park Hill Plants of Oklahoma for 2014. Located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Park Hill Plants will provide annuals, perennials and shrubs for the 2014 Expressions... more
The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) recently announced that online registration for their 2014 event will open on September 17, 2013. Exhibiting companies and businesses interested in attending may register online via their updated... more
Weston Nurseries has hired Jim Connolly to manage Weston's Chelmsford, Massachusetts, garden center. Peter Mezitt, president of Weston Nurseries says, “We are thrilled to welcome Jim to our company. He is a well-known leader in our area who brings a... more
Garden Fresh Farms has received a $25,000 prize as the winner of the energy and clean technology division of the Minnesota Cup competition. The Garden Fresh Farms’ patent-pending, high-density hydroponic growing system grows produce without... more
The annual Proven Winners Roadshow will take place in four North American cities in October.  Over the last nine years, 7,550 growers, retailers, garden center managers and staff, broker sales representatives, landscapers and designers have... more
Johnson’s Legacy Landscapes in Wichita, Kan., has already bought a larger, 5-acre site but first wants to sell its 3.6-acre location that it shares with Johnson’s Garden Center, according to the Wichita Business Journal.  The current... more
Country Garden in Hyannis, Mass., can get back to business as usual after two giant sculptures were returned. A plastic resin Galapagos tortoise and an alligator, each weighing approximately 100 pounds, were removed from the garden center in late... more
The 2013 American Garden Award, now in its fifth year, featured four new flower varieties chosen by their breeders for their excellent garden performance. Once these varieties were planted and put on display at the 31 participating gardens across... more
For the past 14 years, GPN (Lawn & Garden Retailer's sister publication) and Nexus Corp. have recognized one student who has taken part in a college-sponsored internship program at a horticulture-related company. Once again, GPN and... more
The American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) and OFA - The Association of Horticulture Professionals, mailed ballots today for a member vote on the consolidation of the two organizations. Ballots were distributed to all eligible members as... more
Hart’s Greenhouse and Florist, in Canterbury, Conn., has received a $14,500 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program, according to a story by WTNH. The family-run garden center plans to install a solar... more
Angry beekeepers stood outside the Independent Garden Center (IGC) show in Chicago, Aug. 20-22, 2013. The activists, dressed as bees, were upset Bayer Advanced had a booth at the show because they say its pesticides harm bees. “The studies we’ve... more
Griffin Greenhouse Supplies kicked off the 2013 booking season with the first of two Grower & Retailer Expos, held Aug. 14-15, at the Eastern States Exposition Center in West Springfield, Mass. The Griffin Expos have doubled in size and scope... more
Now through IGH, Inc., the new wholesale distribution partner of Gardener’s Supply Company, independent garden centers and hardware stores throughout North America can sell a range of innovative, exclusive gardening products previously available... more
During the GCA Membership Networking Lunch at last week's IGC Show in Chicago, Garden Centers of America announced next year's GCA Summer Tour will spotlight cutting-edge garden centers and retail trendsetters in the San Francisco Bay Area, June 22-... more
Conard-Pyle has pledged $10,000 to the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) to match new member dues. “Our industry’s top issues can only be addressed by working together,” says Steve Hutton, president and CEO of Star Roses and Plants... more
Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and its affiliates and partners are mobilizing Americans to bolster local ecosystems by planting native species of plants, trees and shrubs on its second annual National Planting Day on Saturday, Sept. 7. Through... more
Cornell University's Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center is organizing a trip to the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show and gardens of London next May 17-24, as a fundraiser for the Student Internship Fund at the Center. Cornell's... more
IGC Show Founders Jeff and Cheryl Morey will officially announce the addition of a new IGC Show on the East Coast for 2014 next week during the IGC Show, August 20-22, at Chicago's Navy Pier. To ensure easy access for buyers across the United... more
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