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Garden Center Training Program

Garden Center Training Program Details

CAEP garden center training programs give you the opportunity to apply your knowledge of plant care in a retail setting. Through a garden center program, you will create attractive displays, interact with customers, and learn the art of running a garden center. These programs include learning about supplemental product lines, seasonal supplies, and rental equipment, as well as placing purchase orders, gaining an awareness of wholesale suppliers, effective sales techniques and practicing merchandising.

This program can include:

  • Customer interaction
  • Creating displays
  • Purchase orders

Program Availability:

Varies by placement location.


Some of the skills learned on this program may include:

  • Variety identification
  • Maintenance of plants and other goods
  • Customer service
  • Inventory controls
  • Cash register operation
  • Merchandising
  • Business management practices

*Actual skills learned will vary by placement and previous experience.

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