The period between Christmas and spring is the ideal time for garden centre entrepreneurs to find new inspiration. It’s also a good time to take a look behind the scenes of other garden centres, and that’s precisely what many of you are doing right now. Mid-January we received 160 representatives of the VDG (German association of garden centres) at the Maastricht branch of the Intratuin chain of garden centres. Our guest blogger Oliver Mathys shares his experiences of that visit with you in this newsletter. Mid-February we are organising a visit to creative Dutch garden centres, such as the Intratuin branch at Zuidplas, for a group from the HTA (Horticulture Trade Association).
The HTA members of this study trip will also visit the Tuinzaken Retail Experience, an event focusing on international garden retail. Here, Thermoflor will be represented as a garden centre specialist at the Retail Plaza along with more than a hundred other leading retail suppliers.