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
Growing What's Next™
NEW 2019 New Varieties     |     Preferred Vendor Info
NEW Plant Catalogs     |     Retailer Information Page
Website     |     NEW Training Videos

Consumer Sites:

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.

Website     |     WebTrack     |     Free Bench Cards
Resources for Garden Centers     |     Ball FloraPlant
Ball Ingenuity     |     Darwin Perennials     |     Burpee
PanAmerican Seed


Border Concepts, Inc.
Live Well... Create! Bringing Superior Value & Unique Products to Clients of The Garden Center Group!

The Border Concepts team seeks to provide the best lawn and garden products that are uniquely created for the independent retailers or wholesalers of America. What began in 1990 as a steel landscape edging systems manufacturer, has grown organically, expanding its product lines based on the needs the independent garden retailer and landscape professional. Today, product offerings include pottery, wrought iron collects, water features, home accents, fixtures, displays and accessories, animal statuary/figurines. 

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.


The Espoma Company
A natural in the garden since 1929.

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.

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.

Preferred Vendor Info     |     New Catalog Options Page
Sales Contacts     |     Website

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 2019 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 Sponsors 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

AmericanHort / Cultivate'19


AMS Retail Solutions / NCR Counterpoint


Bailey Nurseries
Ball Seed Company
Border Concepts

Epicor Software Corp.

The Espoma Company

Garden Center Magazine - GIE Media

Glenhaven Home & Holiday


GrowTech Solutions


Henri Studio / Stonecasters


Lawn & Garden Retailer Magazine


Master Nursery Garden Centers

Morning Dew Tropical Plants

Oldcastle / Jolly Gardener

Prides Corner Farms, Inc.
Proven Winners North America
Proven Winners® - Color Choice®/ Spring Meadow
R.W. Rogers Company 
SimPOS! Software
Star Roses and Plants - Conard Pyle Co.
Sunrise Marketing

Suntory Flowers Ltd.

TPIE - Florida Nursery Growers & Landscape Association
Willoway Nurseries, Inc.

For more information about The Fall Event and becoming a sponsor, contact Danny Summers.

The Fall Event 2019 - September 23 - 26, Nashville, Tennessee