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Urban Outfitters buys a Garden Center - January 19, 2008
Whatever the reason, this spring Urban Outfitters will sprout a new store concept named Terrain, launching it with the purchase of J. Franklin Styer Nurseries Inc., a well-known garden center on Baltimore Pike in Concordville, near Chadds Ford, PA.

Terrain: Urban Outfitters' Green Thumb - May 22, 2008
Today's headlines about Urban Outfitters' new brand are hardly news to the company's close observers. The real scoop today is what the new brand's all about, and who it's targeting: rich people with green thumbs.

Harvard smells the benefits of flowers
Harvard evolutionary psychologist, Nancy Etcoff, reports on the possible benefits of flowers.

Hot Zones
How to increase your sales by using your garden center's hot zones.

Zibb news: argiculture news
All the latest Horticulture news, suppliers, web content and blogs.

Horticulture Paradise
Horticulture news and press releases.
Top stories and links.

News links from University of California.

USDA United States Department of Agriculture
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AG News
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Upcoming green industry events

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2010 PANTS
August 3-5, 2010
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Oaks, PA USA

2010 ANLA Management Clinic
January 31-February 3, 2010
Louisville, KY USA

(PAST) 2009 Independent Garden Center Show
August 18-20, 2009
Navy Pier,
Chicago, IL USA

July 27-30, 2009
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Oaks, PA USA

(PAST) 2009 ANLA Retail Roadshow
June 16-19, 2009
Vincent Reedy will be attending
Dayton, OH USA

(PAST) 2009 PA Garden Expo
March 6-9, 2009
Farm Show Complex,
Harrisburg, PA USA
The PA Garden Expo - now in its sixth season - is a premier garden show in the Mid-Atlantic region. Beautifully landscaped gardens cover more than half of the huge 211,000 square foot Exposition Hall of the Harrisburg Farm Show Complex. Top landscape contractors and state conservations agencies and organizations build magnificent walk-through gardens of 1,000 - 5,000 square feet with elevations, boulders, hardscapes and most with water features. Surrounding the gardens and Market Faire are spacious aisles with park benches and garden cafes creating a uniquely pleasant atmosphere for an enjoyable day.

Quality vendors and exhibitors from all over the region and throughout the United States compliment the feature landscaped gardens. Vendor products include gardening tools, equipment and furnishings, herbs, cut flowers, bonsai, bulbs and seeds. There's garden art, floral containers, fencing and patio and outdoor furniture and accessories. Also, there are gift items and clothing for gardening and outdoor entertaining along with Pennsylvania Preferred Products for tasting and for sale.

A full schedule of seminars and how-to demonstrations are conducted throughout the 4-day Expo. Presenters include master gardeners, experts on herbs, bonsai, pest control, container gardening, flower arranging, garden design and tree, shrub and lawn care.

Horticulture students building landscaped gardens has become another major attraction. Beginning in 2005, students throughout Pennsylvania are invited to build theme gardens. This feature has attracted more families from across the state to visit the Expo.

(PAST) 2009 ANLA Management Clinic
February 8-11, 2009
Louisville, KY USA

Glee is the most comprehensive annual buying event for the garden, pet and leisure sectors. It showcases exciting and unique products, innovative retail ideas and provides the opportunity to meet new suppliers alongside the best international brands.
September 21-23, 2008
Birmingham, ENGLAND

(PAST) Pre-GLEE Tour with Ian Baldwin
September 19-21, 2008
Birmingham, ENGLAND

(PAST) Southport Flower Show
This is one of the most spectacular and inspirational events for anyone interested in the latest ideas and designs for homes, gardens and lifestyle.
Now established as the country's largest independent Flower Show, it is unpretentious and continues to focus on the family market with plenty of attractions for children.

(PAST) 2008 ANLA Management Clinic
February 8-11, 2008
Louisville, KY USA

(PAST) Master Nursery Member Conclave
8/14/07 - 8/15/07
Galt House Hotel and Suites
Cherry Hill, NJ
Join Us: Visit us at the New Growth Marketing Booth

(PAST) 2007 Super Floral Show
6/12/07 - 6/13/07
Columbus, OH
Presentation: Brand Building and Image Development for the Retail Garden Center

(PAST) 2007 ANLA Management Clinic
1/29/07 - 2/3/07
Louisville, KY
Presentation: Brand Building and Image Development for the Retail Garden Center

(PAST) 2006 ANLA Management Clinic
1/30/06 - 2/3/06
Louisville, KY

(PAST) Pre-GLEE Tour with Ian Baldwin
September 2005
Birmingham, ENGLAND

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