Sponsors

Sponsorship…What’s in it for You?

We invite companies and individuals to participate in the Fling by becoming a sponsor. Each year between 70 and 100 garden bloggers from across the North America, as well as the U.K. and Europe, gather in a new host city for inspirational garden touring, socializing, and networking.

Our high-profile garden bloggers lead the discussion about gardening in all its forms, both in their communities and in the far-reaching world of the Internet. As influential garden communicators, Fling bloggers can create a buzz and excitement about your products. They will be blogging, tweeting, pinning, and posting to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media about the public and private gardens they tour, the people they meet, and the products that excite them.

Sponsorships help defray the costs associated with Fling activities, including, but not limited to, garden admissions, catered meals, facility rentals and transportation. In appreciation, all sponsor names, logos and websites are linked to the official Garden Bloggers Fling Blog and Garden Bloggers Fling Facebook Page, and acknowledged throughout the Fling event.

Depending on the level of sponsorship we offer additional benefits to thank our sponsors’ generosity (check with the current lead planner for up-to-date specifics): 

TAILORED SPONSORSHIP

We can tailor sponsorship to a specific event. For example, some possibilities include sponsorship of a tour bus, box lunches, beverages for an evening mixer, and wine or dessert at our welcome or closing events. Additional sponsor benefits may include: an invitation for a representative to present company information and/or products to Fling bloggers at a designated place and time; signage and product display as appropriate at the sponsored event; bus sponsors can promote their organization with signage and audio visual presentation on board the bus (if AV is available on the bus).   

BLOOM LEVEL $1000 +

A sponsor representative is invited to present company information and/or products to Fling bloggers at a designated place and time; invitation for 2 to the closing ceremony; Company name and logo listed on our blog’s sponsor roll and mentioned on our Facebook page. Contributions to Swag Bag and/or door prizes encouraged. 

BUD LEVEL $750 to $999

Opportunity to display company information and/or products at a designated place and time (no speaker opportunity); invitation for 2 to the closing ceremony; Company name and logo listed on our blog’s sponsor roll and mentioned on our Facebook page. Contributions to Swag Bag and/or door prizes encouraged.

ROOT LEVEL $500 to $749

Opportunity to display company information and/or products at a designated place and time (no speaker opportunity); Company name and logo listed on our blog’s sponsor roll and mentioned on our Facebook; Contributions to Swag Bag and/or door prizes encouraged. Promotional material distributed.

SEED LEVEL $200 to $499

Company name and logo listed on our blog’s sponsor roll and mentioned on our Facebook page. Contributions to Swag Bag and/or door prizes encouraged.

Sponsors in the past have included the following (Sponsored Flings):

Highlighted in bold, with special thanks, are our Friends of the Fling – loyal sponsors who have supported the Garden Bloggers Fling for five years or $5,000, whichever comes first.

Acti-Sol (Toronto) 
All-America Selections (Toronto)
American Beauties Native Plants (Minneapolis)
Annie's Annuals (San Francisco)
Axiom, First Editions Plants (San Francisco)
Axiom, Endless Summer Collection (San Francisco)
Bachman's (Minneapolis)
Back to the Roots (San Francisco)
Bailey Gardens (Minneapolis)
Bayer (Minneapolis) 
B Wise Gardening (San Francisco)
Black Gold (Buffalo, Asheville, San Francisco)
Blooms of Bressingham (San Francisco, Portland, Toronto, Minneapolis)
Bonnie Plants (Toronto)
Botanical Interests Seeds (Seattle, Asheville, San Francisco, Portland, Toronto, Minneapolis)
Botanical Paperworks (Toronto)
Cistus Nursery (Portland)
CityPass (Toronto)
Clif Bar (Toronto)
Cobra Head (Seattle, Asheville, San Francisco, Portland, Toronto, Minneapolis)
Colorblends (Buffalo, Seattle, Asheville, San Francisco, Toronto, Minneapolis)
Cool Springs Press (Toronto)
Corona Tools (Buffalo, Asheville, San Francisco, Portland, Toronto, Minneapolis) 
Costa Farms (Minneapolis)
David Austin Roses (Toronto, Minneapolis)
Digging (Austin)
DK Publishing (Toronto)
Dramm (San Francisco, Portland, Toronto, Minneapolis)
Fafard (San Francisco)
Fernlea Flowers (Toronto)
Fine Works on Paper (San Francisco)
Fiskars (Toronto)
Flora Grubb (San Francisco)
Gail Eichelberger (Asheville)
Garden Design Magazine (Portland, Toronto, Minneapolis)
Garden Making Magazine (Toronto)
Garden Media Group (Asheville, Toronto)
Garden Rant (Buffalo, Seattle, Asheville, San Francisco)
Gardener's Dream (Toronto)
Gardener's Supply (San Francisco, Portland, Toronto, Minneapolis)
Gardening with Confidence (Asheville, San Francisco)
Global Gardening Friends (San Francisco) 
Gorilla Carts (Minneapolis)
High Mowing Organic Seeds (Asheville, San Francisco)
J Peterson Garden Design (San Francisco)
Joy Creek Nursery (Portland)
Kelly Moore Bags (Minneapolis)
Kneepads.com (Toronto)
Leaf Magazine (Asheville) 
Lee Valley Tools (Toronto)
Little Prince of Oregon Nursery (Portland)
Loblaws (Toronto)
McMenamins (Portland)
Moo Poo Tea (Buffalo, San Francisco)
Oregon Decorative Rock (Portland)
Organic Mechanics Potting Soil (Minneapolis)
Our Little Acre (San Francisco)
Pacific Horticulture Society (Seattle, San Francisco)
Parkwood Estate and Jubilee Group (Toronto)
Peaceful Valley (Asheville, San Francisco)
Phenomenal Lavender (Portland)
Plant Development Services: Encore Azaleas, Southern Living Plant Collection, Sunset Western Garden Collection (Asheville, San Francisco, Portland, Minneapolis)
PlantLust.com (Portland)
Portland Nursery (Portland)
Potted Outdoor Living (Portland)
Proven Winners (Buffalo, Seattle, Asheville, San Francisco, Toronto, Minneapolis)
Raincoast Books (Toronto)
Reif Estate Winery (Toronto)
Renee's Garden Seeds (Asheville, Minneapolis)
Royal Botanical Gardens (Toronto)
Sheridan Nurseries (Toronto)
Sosoft Brands (Minneapolis)
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange (Minneapolis)
Sow True Seed (Asheville)
St. Lynn's Press (Toronto)
Steel Life (Portland)
Stokes Seeds (Toronto)
Sustane Naturally (Minneapolis)
Teak Closeouts (Portland, Minneapolis)
Ten Speed Press (San Francisco, Minneapolis)
Thermacell (Toronto, Minneapolis)
Thomas Allen (Toronto)
Timber Press (Seattle, San Francisco, Portland)
Toro (Portland)
Toronto Botanical Garden (Toronto)
Tradewinds International (Toronto)
Troy-Bilt (Buffalo, Asheville, San Francisco) 
Tubtrugs (Minneapolis)
Tula Hats (Minneapolis)
Urban Farm Magazine (San Francisco)
Vintage Garden Gal (San Francisco)
White Clover Gardening (Toronto)
Wilder Magazine (San Francisco)
Women's Work (Buffalo, San Francisco)

Updates will be continually added


1 comment:

  1. Are you still taking sponsors for the swag bag? What types of things have been given away in the past? Dawn Hummel

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