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 August 6-7, 2024 | Rosemont, Illinois

Independent Garden Center Tour

Explore. Learn. Network.

Time to Tour

The Garden Center Show was excited to hold the 2023 Garden Center Tour, held on Monday, Aug. 7, the day prior to the Garden Center Show. The 2023 store stops in the Milwaukee area were:

  1. Prospect Hill Garden Center
  2. K&W Greenery
  3. Ebert’s Greenhouse Village
  4. Minor's Garden Center
  5. Bayside Garden Center

A Garden Center Tour
Designed to Inspire

Network with fellow garden center professionals and energize your business with fresh retail strategies from independent garden centers counted among the best in the Chicagoland market. On-board moderators will get the wheels rolling, revealing the best practices that put these IGC retailers on top. Then see firsthand what makes them so special as you explore each location. Watch the ideas spark as you fill your to-do list with new possibilities for profit, then get back to your hotel in plenty of time to enjoy dinner and nightlife in Rosemont. Transportation and lunch included. Book early — this tour is a favorite among Garden Center Show-goers and has sold out in previous years!

Thank you to our 2023 Shuttle Bus Sponsor:

2023 Tour Stops

  • K&W Greenery

    K&W Greenery offers a variety of products in addition to those of the plant variety. Customers can find garden supplies and tools, patio accessories, Christmas trees and other unexpected treasures. The K&W gift shop offers unique items from jewelry to decorative accessories to seasonal items. It also offers seasonal workshops, opportunities and experiences. The year-round shopping experience and greenhouse make K&W Greenery a destination during any season.

    K&W Greenery is a family company with its roots firmly planted in the Janesville area. The Williams family has lived and grown in the community that they love. The business has survived and thrived throughout the 49 years of historical ups and downs of Janesville thanks to the faith and support of the community, and there is excitement and enthusiasm as the next generation takes the lead.

  • Ebert's Greenhouse Village

    Ebert’s is widely known in Southeastern Wisconsin as a premier destination garden center with an impressive selection of flowers, hanging baskets and plants creatively displayed in a quaint “village” setting. Ebert’s Greenhouse Village is located in the beautiful countryside of Ixonia, Wisconsin and we have served our community lead by Christian values for the last 45 years. Our on-site selection is second to none in the area – it is extraordinary and inspiring to all who visit us! We also take pride in bringing in an impressive selection of nursery stock that is beautifully displayed in a newly remodeled area. The creative efforts of our incredible, passionate team bring ever-changing original display themes to life all year round.

    The roots of Ebert’s are tied to the special talents and incredible work ethic of our family and team members past and present. In addition, we have been truly blessed with our ever-growing “extended Ebert’s family” (our guests) who have supported Ebert’s since its inception.  

    Our mission statement says it all: “Our guests are special and will receive the finest flowers, plants, garden accents and service.  We are thankful for the opportunity to serve you, and are blessed to share God’s creation with you!”

  • Bayside Garden Center

    Bayside Garden Center grew from a single-family home into a one-of-a-kind horticultural experience that caters to the greater Milwaukee area. Some must-sees this year. We’ve expanded our retail footprint to include a Native Perennial Line, a Rose Garden and have more than 20 retail greenhouses to walk through. 

    We are a year round garden center. We hire local, we personally select and grow plants that gives us an advantage to hear what our customers want and make it happen. We carry a huge variety of house plants, ranging from common to highly sought after specimens. Our staff prides themselves on continuously learning new skills, and sharing knowledge with customers; We focus on being inclusive regardless of skill set.   


  • Minor's

    Minor's Garden Center started in 1932 when Earl Minor, Don Minor's father, started in the nursery business selling plants and shrubs from the back of his pickup truck. As time went on, he managed a small retail sales yard on Appleton Avenue and Silver Spring Drive in Milwaukee.

    The current location on 7777 North 76th St., purchased in 1968, features over 20 acres with a wide variety of trees, shrubs, evergreens, perennials, annuals, and much more. They are well known for their great selection of unusual and hard-to-find plants. With their vast assortment in various sizes and knowledgeable staff, shoppers can select their plants and complete their designs all in one stop. Their unique combination of sheer size, expertise, and commitment to customer service has made Minor's a household name among landscapers in the know.

    Minor's Nursery Division has approximately 120 acres of nursery stock under cultivation at several different locations. Minor's Garden Center – where all your "greens" come true!

  • Prospect Hill Garden Center

    Prospect Hill Garden Center has been a family-owned, local business for 36 years. Everyone at Prospect Hill has a passion for plants and the outdoors. What started out as a landscape contracting business has grown into a full-service garden center, greenhouse and landscape supply store. They carry the usual and the unusual with hard-to-find trees and shrubs, problem-solving perennials, survivor roses, and much more. Today they grow over 90% of their annual and perennial plants on site! Their goal is to be the place to stop for advice, inspiration, and of course plants and supplies for all your gardening and landscaping needs.

    They know plants. Growing plants is their specialty, not just a sideline. Experience the difference when you buy from a grower!

    Make every normal day, abnormally beautiful.