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What will we do during the Minneapolis Fling?

We’ve had a flurry of new subscribers on the blog, in the Facebook group, and on the email list so I thought I’d take this opportunity to welcome all of the new followers, and tell you a bit about what the Garden Bloggers Fling is and what we’ll do during the Minneapolis Fling!

What is the Fling?

The Garden Bloggers Fling is a super fun annual social event where you get to not only see beautiful gardens around the host city, but you also get to meet some wonderful new friends and fellow Garden Bloggers.

The Fling is a great way to…

  1. meet others who are passionate about gardening

  2. network with fellow garden bloggers

  3. go shopping for plants in a different city (yes, shopping!)

  4. have an excuse to visit a new city

  5. learn a few blogging tips and tricks (the bus is a great place to pick your fellow blogger’s brains, and share inspiration and ideas!)

  6. take thousands of photos of amazing gardens

  7. learn about cool products from our sponsors (and get some swag to take home too!)

Heck, maybe you’ll even meet your favorite garden blogger in the process!!

The Fling is hosted in a different city each year, and this year we’re hosting it in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN July 14-17, 2016.

What will we do at the Minneapolis Fling?

The Minneapolis Fling is a 3-day event that will be jam-packed with gardens and lots of fun. We’ll get to visit some popular public gardens, but the meat of the Fling is touring amazing private gardens – gardens that you wouldn’t otherwise get to see.

We’ll charter two buses for each day of the Fling (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and spend the day touring gardens all around the metro area. Our plan is to show you gardens in both of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as gardens in suburbia.

The buses will pick everyone up at the hotel each the morning, and then drop you off in the evening (that’s right, we’re out all day touring gardens!). Make sure to allow time to grab yourself some breakfast and your morning tea/coffee before you head to the bus. Lunches will be provided all three days, and we’re also planning a big group dinner on Saturday night for all of the Fling attendees. Plus, you will get some free time in the evenings to explore downtown Minneapolis, and find a nice dinner spot or two. 🙂

In addition to the 3 days of garden tours, we’ll host a kickoff get-together on Thursday night. We haven’t solidified the plans for this yet, so I can’t tell you what we’re planning. But it’ll be a nice way to kick off the Fling. The Thursday night kickoff event is a bonus event, so don’t worry if you can’t attend.

Over the next few months leading up to the Fling, we’ll be sharing more details about the gardens we’ll be touring, the events we’ll be hosting, and also who’s going to be attending the Minneapolis Fling! If you’re a garden blogger, we highly encourage you to join us for the Fling, we welcome new Flingers with open arms!

If you have never attended a Fling before, there are a limited number of spots available, and attendance is on a first come, first served basis. Flings have sold out in the past, and we’re already over 1/2 full for Minneapolis (in only 48 hours!)… so if you want to attend the 2016 Garden Bloggers Fling, make sure to register today!

The Garden Bloggers Fling is a great way to meet fellow bloggers, network, and make new friends who are passionate about gardening too! It’s always a fun-filled, garden-packed weekend! Trust me, you won’t want to miss it! So make sure to grab your spot today!

See you in Minneapolis!


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