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Philadelphia Area Fling 2023 - That's a wrap!

Enormous thanks to Karl Gercens of Longwood Gardens for hosting the Philadelphia Area Fling September 21-24 and putting together such an incredible lineup of gardens, events, and community for us in America’s Garden Capital! Around 100 garden bloggers, Instagrammers, YouTubers, and others sharing about gardening online spent 3.5 days touring private and public gardens outside of Philadelphia. Even Tropical Storm Ophelia couldn't keep us from smiling, as you can see in our group photo at Swarthmore College.

Philly-area Flingers in the rain. Photo: Jourdan Cole
Paula, Karl, and Cindy

If you joined us on the Fling this year, we'd love to read your blog posts about it. So would the tour’s garden owners, sponsors, and the gardening public. To help us find your posts as you publish over the weeks and months ahead, please share your links on our official Facebook page with hashtag #gbfling2023, and/or share the URL in the comments below. We'll try to keep this page updated with links as we receive them, with the latest at top.

Digging: Gardens for adventure, art, and games at Paxson Hill Farm

Digging: Paxson Hill garden still gorgeous in the rain

Danger Garden: Chanticleer Friday kick-off...

Digging: From mill to Mill Fleurs, a garden of rare plants

Digging: Jenny Rose Carey’s playful garden rooms at Northview, part 2

Down2Earth: Behind the Scenes at Longwood Gardens

Danger Garden: Jenny Rose Carey's Northview, during the Philly Fling

Digging: Jenny Rose Carey’s charming Northview Gardens, part 1

Danger Garden: David Culp's Brandywine Cottage during a tropical storm

Digging: Stoneleigh native-plant estate garden and Flingers

Down2Earth podcast: The Garden Bloggers Fling

Danger Garden: I finally got to visit Terrain, during the Philly Fling

PlantPostings: Wordless Wednesday: A Few Dahlias From the Philly Fling

Digging: Tropical terraces, color, and meadow at Owl Creek Farm

The Impatient Gardener - YouTube: Bonsai Training

Dallas Garden Buzz: Chanticleer, A Pleasure Garden

My Northern Garden: 3 Tips for Better Bonsai

Digging: Bamboo forest and pond gardens at WynEden

Digging: Fall florals to fall for at Terrain garden shop

Digging: Homey fall garden at Brandywine Cottage

The Impatient Gardener YouTube: Touring AMAZING Gardens

PlantPostings: Sunday's Highlights at the Philly Fling

Digging: Moon gate and woodland garden at Boulder Haven

Obsessed Midwest Gardener: Longwood Revisited

PlantPostings: Saturday Sessions at the Garden Fling

Digging: Making the scene at Create A Scene garden

Cosmos and Cleome: Pure Whimsy: Jenny Rose Carey’s Northview

Digging: Behind-the-scenes tour at Longwood Gardens plant-production facility

Digging: Flamboyant flower borders and containers at Longwood Gardens

The Impatient Gardener: Wine & Weeds IN PERSON from Longwood

Dallas Garden Buzz: America’s Garden Capital

Places of the Spirit: Loved these vignettes at Chanticleer - an amazing garden

Enchanted Gardens: Longwood’s Chrysanthemum Festival: Horticultural Artistry at its Finest

Mike's Urban Garden: Philly Fling - A Garden Blogger's Retreat

PlantPostings: Friday at the Philly Fling

Danger Garden: Fling Flower? Nope, Fling watering cans!

Digging: Into the sunflowers in Longwood’s meadow

The Paintbox Garden: Chanticleer Garden in Early Autumn – Part 2

The Paintbox Garden: Chanticleer Garden in Early Autumn – Part 1

Digging: Italian Water Garden, trees, and treehouses at Longwood Gardens

Digging: Magical children’s garden and plant displays at Longwood’s conservatory

GardenDC Podcast Episode 167: Flinging with the Garden Tourist

Digging: Orchids, silver garden, and living walls at Longwood Gardens conservatory

Art of Gardening: Garden Fling: Botanical Beauty Beckons on Breathtaking Trip

Danger Garden: So many gardens...

Digging: Early autumn at Hedgleigh Spring garden

PlantPostings: Flinging at Longwood Gardens

Digging: Philadelphia Area Fling and Andrew Bunting’s Belvidere

Garden Rant: Late September gardens that are anything but dull

The Paintbox Garden: A Visit to Longwood Gardens

We hope to see you at next year's Fling in Puget Sound, WA, July 18-21, 2024. Look for an announcement on that soon!

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