Reasons to Own

Diversify your Seasonal Business for Year Round Sales

We provide you with opportunities to expand the live goods side of your business by including merchandise for lifestyle living, foodstuffs, home décor, fashion accessories, books, kitchen textiles, personal care and much more. By adding categories that appeal to your customer in any season, you become a destination for one-of-a-kind gifts, holiday décor, and so much more to keep your garden center business strong throughout the year.

Access to Ongoing Training & Support

The Member Conference is an exciting one-day event held each year at the Fall Reunion for Home & Garden Showplace members. It focuses on education, networking and industry trends that are at the heart of garden center retailing. You will participate in interactive group sessions facilitated by industry experts, learn about new business opportunities and upcoming trends. We also ensure that all facets of the business are covered including access to financial planning experts to help members develop a succession plan for the next generation.

We take pride in our presence at essential garden center trade shows including the Independent Garden Center Show, the Garden Centers of America (GCA) Tour, PANTs and additional trade shows that are essential to our industry. We also serve as an active participant in the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market where we meet new and upcoming vendors as well as host a hospitality suite for our members.

Services you Can Count On

Provisional membership in AmericanHort, the leading national association for the garden center industry, Marketing and advertising programs for web, social marketing, newsletters, e-mail communications and print advertising. In-store signage and custom lifestyle print options designed to fit your business.

Support from our Dedicated Team

The Home & Garden Showplace team includes retail consultants and inside support associates who provide customer support and advice for growing your businesses. In addition to garden centers, our areas of expertise include lawn & garden hard goods and home décor. Take advantage of heavy equipment merchandise such as back-end loaders and forklifts as well as party supplies from True Value Rental. The Home & Garden Showplace staff also provides on-going support to all independent owners, including the convenience of an 800 number to answer inquiries.