The establishment of AICG was strongly supported by the International Garden Center Association (IGCA) and by many of the most important companies of the sector. It’s a non-profit Association. The association arose from the need to develop an unmistakable professional identity and a virtuous circle of economic development for companies operating in the specialized field of gardening and horticulture and which are engaged in organized retail-sales activities.
The association has centered its activities on two main objectives:
• Representation at all institutional bodies to promote and direct all actions necessary for developing the sector;
• Permanent professionalization of its associates through the promotion and dissemination of tools to develop the sector’s technical, organizational, and economic positions.
The association represents the garden-center sector nationwide. In fact the governing body avails itself of representatives from 6 macro-regions. Founded in 2012, AICG has been constantly growing and now it represents about 110 garden centers and 60 Supporting Members.