Garden Center Management


Garden center management resources on the web include Washington State University program for Garden Center – Nursery Management.

Washington State University - Garden Center – Nursery Management
clark.wsu.edu/horticulture/GardenCenter/index.html

This online guide book will give you tons of great advice on how to make your garden center a success by managing and building it from the ground up correctly.

Topics covered include:

  • Site Selection
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Production
  • Greenhouse Structures
  • Labor Management
  • Irrigation
  • Marketing

    Greenbeam Pro
    www.greenbeampro.com/content/view/1623/44/

    This is an article about how garden retailers can educate their customers on smart watering practices and the best ways to survive drought and watering bans that often ensue.

    The magazine is from the Garden Center Magazine, which is one of the best resources for finding good management tips for garden centers.

    University of Massachusetts - Garden Center Design Guidelines
    umass.edu/umext/floriculture/fact_sheets/greenhouse_management/jb_GC_design.htm

    This is an article about guidelines to garden center design. The tips have mostly to do with the basics that need to be taken account before the garden center opens, but can provide insights to garden center managers on how their operation can be more successful.


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