Blossoming Tech at Ozaki Flower Park: How Technology Shapes the Future of Gardening

Ozaki Flower Park, located in Tokyo’s Nerima Ward, is among the city’s largest garden centers, promoting gardening culture. Spanning about 3,000 tsubo, the park offers a range of unique plants and is renowned as a “purchasable botanical garden.” Established in 1961, the park’s president, Akihiro Ozaki, acknowledges the numerous challenges and failures faced before turning the store into a beloved destination for plant enthusiasts. With a passion for plants driving the transformation, the store evolved into an experience-based retailer, overcoming sales slumps through trial and error. The interview also delves into their rebranding efforts and how they are using technology to shape their future, highlighting the continued evolution of Ozaki Flower Park.