IGC SHOW STORE TOUR – IT’S AS MUCH ABOUT THE CONVERSATIONS YOU’LL HAVE .  .  . AS THE RETAILING GEMS YOU’LL DISCOVER AT EACH STOP JUST ANNOUNCED! ALL OF THE EXCITING DESTINATIONS ARE HERE!
Indie garden center retailers from all over the country will gather to network and get energized with new ideas from the IGC Show Store Tour’s featured destinations on Monday, August 12, the day before the trade show opens. Bring along your battery packs and portable chargers because your cameras are going to be busy capturing new ideas for your store. Bring your toughest questions to ask the retailer sitting next to you: the IGC Show Store Tour is as much about the conversations you’ll have with your peers as the retail gems you’ll discover at each stop. 2019 IGC SHOW MONDAY TOUR OF RETAIL DISCOVERY WILL TAKE YOU TO: Farmers Market Garden Center, Chicago, IL Family-owned Farmers Market Garden Center gives customers everything they need to celebrate the beauty of nature in their Chicago city lifestyles. From eye-catching container creations to stunning floral designs for weddings and special events, Farmers Market is ready to help. During our visit here, you’ll find an extensive range of native plants and organic garden products for sustainable-minded clients, as well as a unique assortment of annuals, perennials, bulbs, seeds, vegetables, trees and shrubs. Farmers Market helps customers complete their urban oases with a curated selection of outdoor furniture, one-of-a-kind accent pieces and seasonal items they won’t find anywhere else. Be sure to ask the experienced and knowledgeable staff how they assist customers in selecting the best plants, soils, potting mixes, fertilizers and gardening tools for their particular project and space. Farmers Market extends its reach in the community with services that include rooftop garden installation and custom-container delivery. Find out how their creativity in floral design earned them a Wedding Wire 2019 Couple’s Choice Award. www.gardenchicago.com   Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL  Among the world's great living museums and conservation science centers, Chicago Botanic Garden is a 385-acre horticultural destination with 27 gardens and four nature areas. Get inspired with ideas for your store’s outdoor displays and your customers’ homes at the Landscape Garden, Rose Garden, Sensory Garden, Water Garden, Japanese Garden, Nature Play Garden and more. Three greenhouses showcase fragrant flowering plants, rare plants, edible plants, utilitarian plants, seasonal plants and houseplants from around the world. Wet tropical rain forests and hot desert sands are two environments that have produced some of the most unusual plants on earth, and many can be viewed here. The Bernice E. Lavin Plant Evaluation Garden is the site for the Chicago Botanic Garden's Plant Evaluation Program, where scientists study plants to determine which are best-suited for Midwestern gardens and those in similar climates. As part of the program, perennials, shrubs and vines are trialed side by side for four to six years. See what varieties are being studied right now in person. www.chicagobotanic.org   Pasquesi Home and Gardens, Lake Bluff, IL Founded in 1975 by Ed and Marie Pasquesi, Pasquesi Home and Gardens has evolved from a single-location hardware store into a full-service garden center business that ranks No. 69 in IGC Magazine’s IGC 100 research of the nation’s leading independents with $9.3 million in sales. Now led by three second-generation Pasquesi siblings, the IGC seamlessly blends plant departments with a diverse variety of offerings, including gifts, garden decor, patio furniture, grills, home accessories, fashion and pet. You’ll see firsthand how the strategic merchandising and signage here unify the departments and create an overall aesthetic for the store. Pasquesi Home and Gardens is known for its broad selection of high-quality plants and products that turn customers’ homes and gardens into stylish sanctuaries. Safe, organic, and pet- and kid-friendly soils, amendments and fertilizers help keep their lawns and gardens thriving. Get the inspirations you need to jumpstart a pet department at your store here – the store’s dedicated pet area showcases food, treats, bedding, toys and supplies for dogs, cats, birds and small animals. www.pasquesi.com   Chalet, Wilmette, IL Standing strong and continuing to thrive after more than 100 years in business, Chalet ranks No. 18 in IGC Magazine’s IGC 100 research of the nation’s leading independents with an estimated $29.2 million in sales. This one-stop destination for customers transforms their homes and gardens with the highest-quality, one-of-a-kind collections for indoors and out. During your visit here, look for the signature Chalet Farms brand logo on trees, shrubs, perennials and vegetables, showcasing the expertly grown, climate-acclimated plants produced on the retailer’s 183-acre property in Southeast Wisconsin. A contemporary selection of houseplants, garden tools, indoor and outdoor home decor, garden structures, and pet wellness and enrichment products round out the product mix here. Chalet is the exclusive retailer in all of Chicago of Walpole Outdoors pergolas, planters, fences and more. Ask about Chalet’s bee hives, which produce 100-percent-pure wildflower honey at its farm. www.chaletnursery.com Jayson Home, Chicago, IL For nearly 20 years, urban home emporium Jayson  Home has been scouring the globe for modern and vintage furnishings, accents and accessories designed to inspire customers. The retailer’s ever-evolving product selection features modern and one-of-a-kind vintage furniture, tableware, lighting, candles, books, pillows, textiles and more at its store, situated in a historic landmark building in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. During the gardening season, Jayson Home fills its brick courtyard with lush greenery, specializing in outdoor plants and containers. Year-round, customers can shop from eclectic garden accents, exotic orchids, sun-loving jades and other interior plants. If shoppers require more garden design assistance, Jayson Home offers a container planting service - and an additional delivery option - from March to October. Find out how the home and garden retailer meets the demand for more “green” indoors by showcasing cross-merchandised vignettes that blend furnishings and houseplants. www.jaysonhome.com  
 Indie garden center retailers from all over the country will gather to network and get energized with new ideas from the IGC Show Store Tour’s featured destinations on Monday, August 12, the day before the trade show opens. Bring along your battery packs and portable chargers because your cameras are going to be busy capturing new ideas for your store. Bring your toughest questions to ask the retailer sitting next to you: the IGC Show Store Tour is as much about the conversations you’ll have with your peers as the retail gems you’ll discover at each stop. 2019 IGC SHOW MONDAY TOUR OF RETAIL DISCOVERY WILL TAKE YOU TO: Farmers Market Garden Center, Chicago, IL Family-owned Farmers Market Garden Center gives customers everything they need to celebrate the beauty of nature in their Chicago city lifestyles. From eye- catching container creations to stunning floral designs for weddings and special events, Farmers Market is ready to help. During our visit here, you’ll find an extensive range of native plants and organic garden products for sustainable- minded clients, as well as a unique assortment of annuals, perennials, bulbs, seeds, vegetables, trees and shrubs. Farmers Market helps customers complete their urban oases with a curated selection of outdoor furniture, one-of-a- kind accent pieces and seasonal items they won’t find anywhere else. Be sure to ask the experienced and knowledgeable staff how they assist customers in selecting the best plants, soils, potting mixes, fertilizers and gardening tools for their particular project and space. Farmers Market extends its reach in the community with services that include rooftop garden installation and custom- container delivery. Find out how their creativity in floral design earned them a Wedding Wire 2019 Couple’s Choice Award. www.gardenchicago.com   Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL  Among the world's great living museums and conservation science centers, Chicago Botanic Garden is a 385-acre horticultural destination with 27 gardens and four nature areas. Get inspired with ideas for your store’s outdoor displays and your customers’ homes at the Landscape Garden, Rose Garden, Sensory Garden, Water Garden, Japanese Garden, Nature Play Garden and more. Three greenhouses showcase fragrant flowering plants, rare plants, edible plants, utilitarian plants, seasonal plants and houseplants from around the world. Wet tropical rain forests and hot desert sands are two environments that have produced some of the most unusual plants on earth, and many can be viewed here. The Bernice E. Lavin Plant Evaluation Garden is the site for the Chicago Botanic Garden's Plant Evaluation Program, where scientists study plants to determine which are best-suited for Midwestern gardens and those in similar climates. As part of the program, perennials, shrubs and vines are trialed side by side for four to six years. See what varieties are being studied right now in person. www.chicagobotanic.org   Pasquesi Home and Gardens, Lake Bluff, IL Founded in 1975 by Ed and Marie Pasquesi, Pasquesi Home and Gardens has evolved from a single-location hardware store into a full-service garden center business that ranks No. 69 in IGC Magazine’s IGC 100 research of the nation’s leading independents with $9.3 million in sales. Now led by three second- generation Pasquesi siblings, the IGC seamlessly blends plant departments with a diverse variety of offerings, including gifts, garden decor, patio furniture, grills, home accessories, fashion and pet. You’ll see firsthand how the strategic merchandising and signage here unify the departments and create an overall aesthetic for the store. Pasquesi Home and Gardens is known for its broad selection of high-quality plants and products that turn customers’ homes and gardens into stylish sanctuaries. Safe, organic, and pet- and kid-friendly soils, amendments and fertilizers help keep their lawns and gardens thriving. Get the inspirations you need to jumpstart a pet department at your store here – the store’s dedicated pet area showcases food, treats, bedding, toys and supplies for dogs, cats, birds and small animals. www.pasquesi.com   Chalet, Wilmette, IL Standing strong and continuing to thrive after more than 100 years in business, Chalet ranks No. 18 in IGC Magazine’s IGC 100 research of the nation’s leading independents with an estimated $29.2 million in sales. This one-stop destination for customers transforms their homes and gardens with the highest-quality, one- of-a-kind collections for indoors and out. During your visit here, look for the signature Chalet Farms brand logo on trees, shrubs, perennials and vegetables, showcasing the expertly grown, climate- acclimated plants produced on the retailer’s 183-acre property in Southeast Wisconsin. A contemporary selection of houseplants, garden tools, indoor and outdoor home decor, garden structures, and pet wellness and enrichment products round out the product mix here. Chalet is the exclusive retailer in all of Chicago of Walpole Outdoors pergolas, planters, fences and more. Ask about Chalet’s bee hives, which produce 100- percent-pure wildflower honey at its farm. www.chaletnursery.com Jayson Home, Chicago, IL For nearly 20 years, urban home emporium Jayson Home has been scouring the globe for modern and vintage furnishings, accents and accessories designed to inspire customers. The retailer’s ever-evolving product selection features modern and one-of-a-kind vintage furniture, tableware, lighting, candles, books, pillows, textiles and more at its store, situated in a historic landmark building in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. During the gardening season, Jayson Home fills its brick courtyard with lush greenery, specializing in outdoor plants and containers. Year-round, customers can shop from eclectic garden accents, exotic orchids, sun-loving jades and other interior plants. If shoppers require more garden design assistance, Jayson Home offers a container planting service - and an additional delivery option - from March to October. Find out how the home and garden retailer meets the demand for more “green” indoors by showcasing cross-merchandised vignettes that blend furnishings and houseplants. www.jaysonhome.com
IGC SHOW STORE TOUR – A DAY OF RETAIL DISCOVERY, INSPIRATION & NETWORKING JUST ANNOUNCED! ALL OF THE EXCITING DESTINATIONS ARE HERE!
Lakeside | McCormick Chicago, IL USA
AUGUST 13-15, 2019
Lakeside | McCormick  Chicago, IL USA
AUGUST 13-15, 2019   #IGCSHOW
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