The 2020 GCA Summer Tour Boston has been rescheduled to June 21-24, 2021, due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. To register for the postponed event, visit the link here. The event will still take place in Boston, Massachusetts, where attendees will have the chance to gather together next summer and network. This historic setting will host the industry’s only multi-day garden center store for industry professionals. It holds a dynamic mix of IGC retailers, daily educational sessions and opportunities for networking with owners and managers at each store. Attendees will see four IGC Top 100 Retailers on this tour — Mahoney’s Garden Center, ranked 9th at $38.5 million; Weston Nurseries, ranked 43rd at $14.25 million; Russell’s Garden Center, ranked 68th at $9.35 million; and Briggs Garden & Home, ranked 98th at $6.7 million — as well as other must-see gardens.
GCA Summer Tour Boston Itinerary
Monday, June 21
Registration: 3-5 p.m.
Opening reception and dinner: 5-8 p.m.
Discussions: 6:30-8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 22
Kane’s Flower World, Danvers
Wolf Hill Home and Garden Center, Ipswich
Nunan Florist & Greenhouses, Georgetown
Cataldo’s Gift & Garden, Littleton
Wednesday, June 23
Mahoney’s Garden Center, Winchester, Brighton and Growing
McCue Garden Center, Woburn
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard, Boston
Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston
Thursday, June 24
Mahoney’s Garden Center, Concord
Russell’s Garden Center, Wayland
Briggs Garden & Home, North Attleborough
Weston Nurseries, Hopkinton
IGC retailers are encouraged to make their reservations at the event’s host hotel, Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston Waltham, now. Boston is a popular summer destination and books up early. Those staying at Embassy Suites will be able to enjoy breakfast with friends and keep up with the daily schedule and happenings. GCA Summer Tour Boston is open to members and non-members alike.
For more information about the event, click here.