March 2015: Update from the IGCA Office

Vol. 7, Issue 1  |  March 2015


Update from the IGCA Office

By Julia Ricottone 

Last month, the IGCA Board and Country Administrators met in Zurich, Switzerland for IGCA’s annual Administrator’s meeting.  From February 22-25, 2015, meetings took place, as well as a preview of what we can expect at the 2016 IGCA Congress.  23 people attended this meeting, which took us to Garden Centre Zulauf, Huplant, Guggenbuhl, Bacher, and Meier.  An amazing programme is set for your visit in 2016. Be sure to like the Congress Facebook Page to stay up to date –

We also heard the latest from Denmark, where Congress organizers have been busy planning for your visit in August 2015.  We are happy to report that they have already met the minimum number of attendees they were hoping for, and the study tour is almost full.  If you are planning to attend the 2015 Congress in Denmark, be sure to register early.  If you register before March 31st, you will still receive the early bird rate.

As always, IGCA is keeping you informed through social media, including updates from our Switzerland meeting.  We hope to reach 1000 likes on Facebook this year, so please share our page with your garden centre friends –  We are also on twitter @IGCAssociation.

Julia Ricottone
International Garden Centre Association 


 Click below for all of the stories from this issue:

Message from the President

Garden RELEAF a Winner for Australian Garden Centres

Spring is coming in Canada


New Year in Czech Republic

Only 5 months to go – News from Denmark

Retail Sales 2014: VAT in the Spotlight in France


Hello from Germany!

Update from Ireland

News From Italy

Update from Japan


Insider Tip: Save the Dates for 2016

IGCA Meeting in Beautiful Switzerland


News from the UK 

Painting Parties Pull People into Garden Centres to Shop in the USA