Pictured: Steve and Sharon Jensen, owners; Heath Watson from Garden Centers of American in Clearwater, Florida; and Rebecca Martin, CEO of the Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce. Courtesy photo

Pictured: Steve and Sharon Jensen, owners; Heath Watson from Garden Centers of American in Clearwater, Florida; and Rebecca Martin, CEO of the Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce. Courtesy photo

Branches Garden Center included on prestigious tour

On June 25, more than 120 garden center owners and industry leaders from across the United States toured Branches Garden Center, 3909 S 320th St., as part of a three-day tour of independent garden centers in the greater Seattle area.

Each year, Garden Centers of America (GCA) tours a different city in the U.S. to explore the very best in garden center retailing. GCA is America’s only association focused exclusively on the needs of independent garden centers.

The tour showcases garden centers of various sizes that offer inspiration, creativity, innovative ideas and unique business models for their attendees to experience. Branches Garden Center was one of 15 garden Centers featured on this year’s tour.


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