E-News: March 2015

Vol. 7, Issue 1  |  March 2015


Message From Your President

Rachel Doyle

Greetings from Ireland.  It was great to meet with the board and administrators in Zurich.  During our meeting, the Danish garden centre committee Per and Steen gave us an excellent presentation on a very exciting programme of events they have organized for our visit to Denmark this year. Thank you Denmark.  Othmar Ziswiler also presented the programme that Switzerland are preparing for us in 2016.  We visited some really exciting garden centres, including Garden Center Meier with an underground car park.  They were all different and all WOW.  The reception we got was truly the best of IGCA hospitality.  

We have bids for congresses up to 2022, which shows the level of interest that IGCA members have in visiting other countries.  The benefits for all of us who attend these congresses cannot be underestimated.  Our meetings were very productive having joint meetings with the board and the administrators and some separate meetings.  All these meetings have the same goal, keeping our International Garden Centre Association relevant for our members.  A special word of thanks to our host country Switzerland, Othmar and his team and to our administrators in Canada, Victor and Julia.

We look forward to seeing you all in Denmark this year.

Rachel Doyle
President IGCA, Arboretum Garden Centre, Ireland


 Click below for all of the stories from this issue:

Update from the IGCA Office

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