Garden Center honors industry leaders to celebrate International Women’s Day

Garden Center honors industry leaders to celebrate International Women’s Day

Browse our collection of articles featuring women in the garden center industry.

March 8, 2019

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, Garden Center magazine is honoring women in the industry by showcasing articles and profiles we’ve written about garden center leaders during the past several years.

“International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity,” according to the International Women’s Day website.

Below you will find a collection of stories we’ve published about women leading independent garden centers across the U.S. and how they are making a difference at their companies.

'A plant on every Sill'

The Sill adds value to every plant it sells by “inspiring confidence in the next generation of plant parents.”

Downsizing, rightsizing and reclaiming a future

When opportunity knocked at Boulevard Flower Gardens, the next generation seized it.

‘What we do matters’

Julie Kouhia worked for American Express, Starbucks and Amazon before becoming COO of Molbak’s Garden + Home a decade ago. Now as CEO, she talks about why they stopped growing plants to focus on retail and other “growing” opportunities.

Susan Bachman West named new president of Bachman's

The change in leadership signals the fifth generation of family leadership for the Minneapolis IGC.

Husband-and-wife teams on what it takes to run a garden center

Three couples explain how to be a strong team at work and at home.

Experiments and experiences

The 66-year-old Hillermann Nursery & Florist may have a long history, but the company is constantly adapting and trying new departments to ensure it has a prosperous future.

Find your flavor

Garden center café and restaurant business models may vary, but a local focus and attention to trends are common ingredients for success.