GCA announces details of California summer tour

GCA announces details of California summer tour

Tour participants will stop at 16 destinations in the San Francisco Bay area June 22-25.

March 12, 2014

Alden Lane Nursery CLEARWATER, FL - The garden centers featured on this year's Garden Centers of America (GCA) Summer Tour, June 22-25, are set to give tour-goers key insights and inspiration found in the San Francisco Bay Area market. The three-day event, which takes participants to San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose, will feature five or more stops each day, from large destination garden centers to small, niche-oriented stores.

This summer's tour gives attendees time to network with peers, including opportunities to compare notes over dinner each night. On-board discussions led by tour guides on the buses will examine the relevance of each stop to the industry. In addition, wine tastings during the tour will incorporate a sampling of Northern California's Wine Country, and there will be free time available to explore the breathtaking City by the Bay.

The GCA Summer Tour's authentic California experience will include a special presentation and reception honoring industry legend, San Francisco's own Ernest Wertheim, who will be recognized for his myriad contributions to garden retailing. Wertheim is a principal of Wertheim, Van Der Ploeg, & Klemeyer, a firm internationally known for its garden center design, with clients in 40 states and nine countries.

For more information and to register for the GCA Summer Tour, visit www.GardenCentersofAmerica.com.

GCA members registering before May 31 qualify for a special early-bird rate.

Destinations on GCA's Summer Tour of San Francisco:

Alden Lane Nursery, Livermore, CA

Almaden Valley Nursery, San Jose, CA

Annie's Annuals & Perennials, Richmond, CA

Armstrong Garden Centers, Dublin, CA

Bushnell Gardens Nursery, Home & Garden Shop, Granite Bay, CA

Flora Grubb Gardens, San Francisco

Green Acres Nursery & Supply, Roseville, CA

High Hand Nursery, Loomis, CA

Navlet's Garden Centers, Danville, CA

Orchard Nursery & Florist, Lafayette, CA

Sloat Garden Center, Kentfield, CA

SummerWinds Nursery, Cupertino, CA

Wegman's Nursery, Redwood City, CA

Yamagami's Nursery, Cupertino, CA

Apple Headquarters, Cupertino, CA

Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA