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:

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Heritage Farm & Garden on Long Island

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Stay Display Inspired!

Summer Sails: boat themes for visual merchandising

Textiles display boat visual merchandising store display Dean & Co. UK

Textiles boat display – Dean & Co. – UK

Boats go with Summer like flowers go with Spring, popping up in store windows and in-store displays to capture the feelings of time spent at the lake or by the sea.

Simple shapes and traditional nautical color schemes make it easy to represent the theme:

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Summer Sale window by visual merchandising students

Or go BIG with a life-size hull if space allows…

Visual merchandising retail details blog store display Homestead Gardens Davidson MD CatStudio

CatStudio display at Homestead Gardens in Davidson, MD.

You might recognize the CatStudio boat display (above) as I included the Homestead Gardens image in a feature about Retail’s Softer Side for Gifts & Decorative Accessories magazine last year, click here to read more.

The iconic shape of boats show up in visual merchandising applications as shelves, as seen below at Simplicity Decor in Kirkland, WA:

Visual merchandising retail details blog store display Simplicity Decor - Kirkland WA

Simplicity Decor – Kirkland WA

I had the pleasure of meeting the owner of Simplicity Decor, A. Suraphong Liengboonlertchai when he attended one of my seminars at a gift show and I hope to visit his shops when I make it to WA one of these days. I need to plan a #retailroadtrip to the Northwest.

More shelves:

Boat shelves visual merchandising in the Demdaco Showroom at Las Vegas Market

Boat shelves in the Demdaco Showroom at Las Vegas Market.
Image credit: Becky Tyre

I enjoyed these wall shelves in the Demdaco showroom at Las Vegas Market last year and the floor boat was a fun display, too!

Boat display Demdaco Retail Details blog visual merchandising

Sand-filled boat display in the Demdaco showroom – Las Vegas Market
Image credit: Becky Tyre

And another favorite is this hull bow mounted as an end cap display in the P. Graham Dunn retail store in Dalton, OH:

Visual merchandising retail details blog store display P. Graham Dunn retail store Dalton, OH.

P. Graham Dunn retail store – Dalton, OH.
Image credit: Becky Tyre

If you ever get the chance to visit the P. Graham Dunn facility in Dalton, it is a real treat! The retail store is lovely and it is located in one of Ohio’s picturesque Amish communities. I was honored to present some seminars at their dealer’s conference in March and enjoyed meeting the retailers, touring the wholesale production facility and having dinner at one of their Amish employee’s home was a highlight of my year!

I’ll close with a small boat prop I spotted last week at a charming home decor and gift store, Cottage and Loft in Fort Myers, FL:

Boat visual merchandising bed display at Cottage & Loft - Ft. Myers, FL.

Mini-boat floats on a bed display at Cottage & Loft – Ft. Myers, FL.
Image credit: Becky Tyre

Stay display inspired!

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