Top 100 - 2015

VERNON, Connecticut, Oct. 4, 2015 – The Garden Barn Nursery & Landscaping maintained its ranks in the horticulture industry as a top local garden center when it was named one of Garden Center magazine’s Top 100 Independent Garden Centers for 2015. This is Garden Barn’s second year on this list. The Garden Barn ranked 55 this year, jumping two spots from last year.


The Top 100 program, surveys independent garden centers across North America. These garden centers compete to become one of the top 100 independent garden centers. Applications are open to all independently owned garden centers. 


Dennis Gliha, Owner, adds, “It is incredibly humbling to compare Garden Barn today to what it was when I started. When I first started, I would dream big, and now that dream is a reality. Our family is thankful for the dedicated team that has helped us become one of the nation’s top independent garden centers.”


The Garden Barn has been serving Tolland County, and beyond, for 35 years, providing not only quality plants, but service and information to help create and maintain a beautiful outdoor space.  The Garden Barn employs over 35 people in the peak season, creating a large knowledge base to serve you.  Our goal is to make garden success an easy to follow plan, through a wide variety of resources, including our redesigned website,  Whether you follow us on Facebook, receive our E-Newsletter, call us or stop by the store, we are here to help. 


Companies in the Garden Center Top 100 Independent Garden Centers list earned combined revenues of $829,946,271 in 2014, compared to $820,294,949 in 2013. This supports the idea that independent garden centers, as well as local businesses, are an important part of the recovering economy.


The 2015 Top 100 Independent Garden Centers Awards program is run by the garden retail trade magazine Garden Center magazine and is sponsored by AmericanHort, the national association for the garden industry.


More information on the Top 100 Independent Garden Centers, including the complete listing, can be found in the September 2015 issue of Garden Center magazine and at More information on The Garden Barn Nursery & Landscape can be found at

News Date: 
Sunday, October 4, 2015