About Us

Hilton and Tracy have been involved in the horticultural industry since 1985. They have immense experience in operating small, medium, large and multisite garden centres all around Australia. Founded by Hilton & Tracy in 2013, Gro Australia has expanded to provide access to many areas of business services.

Gro Australia believes that the success of any business includes identifying the goals and vision for the business and implementing the strategies to achieve these.

Gro Australia Mentoring helps to identify targets and directions with owners and key staff to be working towards success. This is a very results driven program that includes a store appraisal that reviews merchandising, layout, customer traffic flow, marketing and branding, business planning, budgeting, KPI monitoring and industry benchmarking.

Gro Networking is our retail network. Gro Networking provides the opportunity for independent businesses to come together and share resources, ideas, and opportunities to achieve big business results on an affordable budget.

Gro Networking is always expanding, adding new services and opportunities for businesses to achieve successful results. But more than that Gro Networking provides an environment where its clients and members can feel safe, confident and successful.

What’s Included

What’s Included Description Gro Australia Mentoring Gro Networking
Appraisal Annual Garden Centre/Nursery visit with Tracy & Hilton Blake *Inclusive of
travel expenses within 120km of Australian capital city
Carry out an appraisal on site Photos taken for reference & you will receive
a written report via email. *
Appraisal includes the following: Premises – structures and signage Marketing and promotions Product mix Product signage Pricing strategy Management and staffing Operational systems.
*Timing of report will depend of travel schedule
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Workshop Day Annual workshop day for Owners and/or Managers with Hilton and Tracy Blake
Day expenses included in membership.
Expenses to and from the day are covered by the mentoring client
Location will be at Capalaba in Queensland unless mutually agreed other
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KPI’S Monthly KPI monitoring and budgeting
*Figures to be supplied to Hilton
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Mentor Support Service General business practises advice
Marketing strategy
Ongoing support, advise & recommendations – email & phone
(Total Package Value $10,000 – $15,000 per year)
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Email Marketing Shared E News template Marketing Campaign using seasonal branding;
Available from $56.25 + gst per emai
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Database Management
(Industry Value $200-
$600 per 100 subscribers)
Daily monitoring and management of unsubscribed
Update subscriber list as supplied by business
Birthday E Card to Customer Database available
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Seasonal Branding
(Value $10,000 per year)
Professionally designed seasonal branding
A4 signage templates – 2 versions
E News header/footer
Print ready seasonal poster
Fence banners 1200 x 900 at bulk pricing
Social media ready images in seasonal theme
Slideshow for instore use
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Photo Library
(Value min $2,000 per
Access to beautiful and unique professional images for the purpose of;
Social media , Print advertising , Website, Database marketing, Annual store
visit photos included
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Industry Experts Discounted works at half market price rate of comparable standard
Photography, Videography, Graphic design, Website design and construction
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Additional Marketing
Quoted and Supplied as Required:
Branding Flyers and catalogue A5 sign templates A4 sign templates Fence
banners Business cards Stationery Loyalty/Gift cards
*Freight is additional on all requested marketing materia
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Gro Australia Mentoring

$375 + GST/ Month

with a 12 month commitment

Gro Australia Mentoring & Gro Networking

$650+ GST/ Month

with a 12 month commitment


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