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Registration for Minneapolis Fling opening Feb. 15!

Garden bloggers, it’s the announcement you’ve been waiting for! On February 15th, registration will open for the 2016 Garden Bloggers Fling in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The registration fee will be $258 (U.S. dollars). While we are still hammering out the details, Fling registration will cover bus transportation to and from the gardens, garden admission fees, lunches, and an official Fling dinner. As always, the Fling is a not-for-profit event organized by volunteers.

When is the Minneapolis Fling? The Fling will take place July 14-17, 2016. We’ll kick off with a welcome event Thursday evening, July 14th, and end Sunday evening, July 17th.

How to register? Registration will be available on 2/15 through a link posted on this website and on our Facebook page. If you’re on our email list, you’ll receive an email notification as well (if not, fill out the form below to subscribe to our mailing list!). Payment will be accepted through PayPal only. Don’t yet have a PayPal account? Why not open one today? It’s free and makes things easier for our organizers.

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Registration is limited. While we wish we could accommodate every garden blogger who’d like to attend, there’s only so much room in the gardens and on the buses – literally – and only so many people our volunteer organizers can juggle. We’ll have approximately 80 spots, including organizers, and we encourage you to sign up (and make your payment) ASAP in order to hold your spot.

Only active garden bloggers may attend the Fling. Please visit this link outlining how to qualify for this limited-registration event.

Where will we stay? Look for our hotel announcement very soon! We’ll have a group rate available for registered attendees, and you’ll be responsible for making your own reservations. Feel free to start a roommate thread on our Facebook page if you’d like to share a room in order to reduce expenses.

We look forward to showing you the best gardens in Minneapolis! Come Fling with us!

–Amy Andrychowicz, Get Busy Gardening, Lead planner for the Minneapolis Fling

Update: As announced earlier today, general registration for the Minneapolis Fling will open on Feb. 15. Yesterday, a few people received an invitation for advance registration, and there’s been some confusion about that, which I’d like to clear up.

Advance registration is offered to the organizers of past Flings and to current advisory committee members as a thank-you for their service. This is a small group, and it’s a small perk for the many volunteer hours they’ve dedicated to the Fling. We should have made it clear, to those who received the email, why they were offered the opportunity for early registration, and it was not our intention for anyone to feel slighted for not receiving that invitation. Be assured that plenty of spots will be available when general registration opens, and Amy’s Minneapolis team looks forward to getting you signed up. Please keep in mind that space is limited, though, and we encourage you to register as soon as you can when it opens. Stay tuned for more reminders as we get closer to the 15th!

–Pam Penick, Advisory Committee


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