The selection continues to grow as well,
with new items and new programs.
The selection varies from region to
region, dictated by climate and other conditions, as well as demand from Costco members, with an emphasis on providing items
for those who love gardens but might not
have the time to raise their own plants.
“For instance, seven of our 10 British
Columbia locations sell palm trees,” says Rita
Chiavatti, Costco garden buyer for western
Canada. “We also carry decor items, such as
containers in ceramic, wood, tin or terra
cotta. These have been hugely popular with
the members; they offer something unique
for a great price.
“The centres help make anyone look like
an amazing gardener.”
Karen McAloney, Costco garden buyer
for eastern Canada, says, “In 2007, we began a
new program where the pots were purchased
by Costco and sold to our flower vendors,
who then filled and returned them to our
warehouses as a completed item. This gives
members a floral piece ready to place on their
patios or balconies. Our members loved it, so
we’ll be featuring that at all our eastern
Canada locations this season.”
—T. Foster Jones
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The Costco Connection
Costco Garden Centres are open for a six-to seven-week period, beginning in April.
Costco members will also find fertilizer,
landscape fabric, gardening tools, grass
seed and watering accessories, as well as a
selection of patio furniture and accessories
incorporating Sunbrella fabrics.
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