Merchandising Gifts in a Garden Center

As a retail store owner or visual merchandiser, can you imagine having unlimited access to seasonal fresh greenery and flowers to use in your displays? Retail Details staff visited Heritage Farm and Garden, marveling at the lovely merchandising of gifts and home decor at the store in Muttontown, NY.

Heritage Farm & Garden visual merchandising

Although we frequently see enticing displays in garden centers and floral stores, the use of effective visual merchandising techniques at Heritage Farm & Garden is especially notable. The image above represents a number of effectual display methods:

  • creating height through stacking on a tabletop
  • utilizing the floor space to feature merchandise
  • featuring various sizes and multiples of products for visual interest and to represent the assortment available
  • cross-merchandising to incorporate non-garden-related items, such as picture frames and candles

What’s your favorite element in these display examples? Leave us a comment.

Retail Details visual merchandising blog Heritage Farm & Garden

The entryway display is the first interior impression when shoppers enter a store. Customers who arrive at Heritage Farm & Garden to buy a shovel are immediately aware that this store has what they need and MUCH more!

The exterior is equally as charming:

Heritage Farm & Garden retail details visual merchandising blog

Heritage Farm & Garden on Long Island

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Surprise Elements in Displays

I frequently stumble on store displays that make me stop and take note and well… take pictures, of course. When I step in for a closer look, I am occasionally thrilled by a surprise element. That happened recently in the charming town of Franklin, Tennessee.

anthropologie store display The staggered display tables at the Anthropologie on Main Street in Franklin were merchandised beautifully with a nice element of plants and an attractive height feature hanging above for visual interest.

Anthro Visual Merchandising

Here’s the view from above. Stunning from all angles.

Store display Anthropologie

When I got close enough to touch it, the flowers were made from paper cupcake liners, as I had suspected, but on closer look…

Anthro display franklin tn

The buds are actually balloons! Wow.

Leave a comment with your thoughts. Do you love Anthropologie displays as much as I do?

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Spring store displays – visual merchandising with flowers

Thanks to all the shops who sent in pictures of your spring displays. I’m saving the “bunny” ones for closer to Easter and will continue to share spring pictures on the Retail Details Facebook Page.  The blog will return to the normal format with more commentary soon. Until then, I’ll let the floral pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy. House Special Interiors, Retail Details blog, Visual merchandisingDid you know that an atichoke is a flower? I didn’t. This display is from The House Special Interiors in Fayetteville, AR.

Anastazia Geneva, Retail Details blog, Visual merchandisingThis window display at Anastazia Geneva, in Geneva, IL,  is a good example of how flowers can be used in a two-sided display.

RICE, Retail Details blog, Visual merchandisingThis picture is courtesy of RICE, a Danish Company and the picture is taken at Viddals Gartneri og Hagesenter in Ålesund, Norway.

Carr Gardens, Retail Details blog, store display ideas

Spring display at Carr Gardens, Blue Island, IL.

The Miller House, Retail Details blog, store display ideasWheelbarrow display at The Miller House in Stephens City, VA.

Twisted Sisters, Retail Details blog, store display ideasAnother two-sided window display. This one is from Twisted Sisters in Butte, Montana.

St John's Aux Gift Shop, Retail Details blog, Visual merchandising, store display ideasSt. John’s Auxiliary Gift Shop, located in the St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, MO.

Casa Papel created this window for the recent Philadelphia Flower Show.

Add heighth to a display with flowers, like this display at Two Friends in Perry, GA.

Gatewood Hall, Retail Details blog, store display ideas, visual merchandisingSpring tablescape at Gatewood Hall Gracious Home in Blue Ridge, GA.

Classics and Country, Retail Details blogClassics and Country Home Decor in Alexandria, VA.

Wm King Clothiers, Retail Details blog, store display ideas, visual merchandisingFlower fun! Wm. King Clothiers in Bristol, TN

Philadelphia Flower Show March 2011Philadelphia Flower Show, March 2011

Flower dress courtesy of Alexander McQueen.

Happy Spring.

Stay display inspired!

Retail Details blog, Becky Tyre, Swirl Marketing~Becky

About the Retail Details blog: The Retail Details is a blog about visual merchandising and features store displays, tips and ideas from around the world. The blog is written by Becky Tyre. Becky is a visual merchandising consultant and a prop shopper for The Display Lab. Becky also writes for print publications and you can read recent articles by her in Gift Shop Magazine and InStore Magazine, a publication of the Dallas Market Center. In her travels, Becky visits many shops and showrooms. If you would like to submit pictures for blog consideration or suggest that she visit your shop, you can email her at 

Visual merchandising in bloom – celebrating flowers in store displays

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” ~Ruth Stout

Spring florals usually refer to a pattern on a dress, but today I want to celebrate flowers as used in retail store displays. Enjoy spring displays part one. If you have spring store display photos to submit for consideration for the Retail Details blog, you can email them to

The Silver Lining – Monroe, NC

The Candy Store – San Francisco, CA

Gracious Home – New York, NY

Sassy’s Boutique – Dysart, IA

A Vintage Bloom – Chicago, IL

Audrey K – Burbank, CA

AJ’s Clothing – Lexington, KY

Diane’s Art Gift Home  in Memphis, TN

Stay tuned for spring displays part two and a guest blog post in the next few weeks.  As always, thanks for taking time to read the blog and share with others.

Stay display inspired!

Retail Details blog, Becky Tyre, Swirl Marketing~Becky