About the Garden Center Conference & Expo

The Garden Center Conference & Expo, presented by Garden Center magazine, is the only event where garden retailers come together to learn from each other, get inspired and move the industry forward. For two and a half days, attendees have the chance to hear from fellow IGC owners and operators who are dealing with the same challenges and opportunities they face at their own businesses. It’s the one event that brings the best and brightest in the industry together, including some of the biggest garden centers in the U.S. and Canada.

In a constantly changing marketplace, it’s more important than ever to increase customer traffic, improve merchandising, create a great company culture, market effectively, plan for the future and discuss problem-solving strategies. That’s what makes the Garden Center Conference & Expo, held Aug. 2-4, 2023 at the Hilton Minneapolis the must-attend event of the year for garden centers of all sizes.

Not only will you find actionable ideas you can take home to implement at your garden center, you’ll find a collaborative community that will inspire you with ways to make your business the best it can be. From our roundtable discussions to networking receptions to the one-on-one conversations with exhibitors on our tradeshow floor, there are endless opportunities to improve your operation.

So join us for an educational program and trade show you won’t find anywhere else. Our speakers are carefully selected by the Garden Center magazine editorial team and our advisory board of garden center professionals who have been in your shoes.

There’s no telling what you might learn from the sessions, the trade show floor or conversations with other IGCs and suppliers. You just might find the answers you’ve been looking for.

We can’t wait to connect, learn and grow with you in Minneapolis!