US centres less green than UK's

Garden centre architect HPW creative director Gary Wilburn told the Chicago Independent Garden Center Show that US centres should be more sustainable, like their British counterparts.

Wilburn said: "I was delighted to inspire operators out there to become more sustainable. Once people recognise the wealth of positive impacts on their company, their customers and the wider environment, they become ardent supporters of green business."

This year's show attracted garden centre retailers and operators from all 50 US states plus 11 other countries, representing more than 2,000 stores.

Wilburn said a sustainable approach to every aspect of garden centre operation, from building design through to its daily management, can offer operators a competitive advantage.


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