Monday, December 10, 2018

2019 Fling garden: Is this adorable?

Extreme yard art. One of the first pieces you will see when you get to Denver!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Denver Fling teaser

One of the many private gardens you will enjoy at the Denver Fling!

Hotel room update: 

single or double: $219
triple: $244
quad: $269
Room fees do not include breakfast, but there will be an option to upgrade for an additional fee, to their Regency Club which includes breakfast and a 3-hour evening happy hour

We expect to open registration in early to mid-January.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Denver Fling Preview – our award-winning botanic gardens

Photo credit: Denver Botanic Gardens
One of our stops on the Denver Fling 2019 will be the city's awesome Botanic Gardens. The American Public Gardens Association (APGA) recently awarded DBG the Award for Garden Excellence, beating out over 500 other APGA member institutions across the globe! 

Denver Botanic Bardens Earns Bragging Rights with Top Gardening Award

DBG is a 24-acre plant paradise that is home to more than 10,000 species of vegetation in 45 themed gardens. You won't want to miss it! And stay tuned for more peeks at what's coming.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Mark your calendar for Denver Fling!

Mark your calendar for Denver Fling! 

June 13 - 16, 2019

More info coming soon, so stay tuned!

Denver Fling Planners

Judy Seaborn
Laura O'Connor
Jennifer Spainhower
April Shelhon
Leigh Pond

Denver Fling Hotel: Hyatt Regency at the Convention Center, 650 15th Street.

This is where many will stay, and it is the pick-up and drop-off point for the daily tour buses. In the heart of downtown, it is surrounded by restaurants and shops, and is one block from the 16th Street Mall, a 1.25 mile long pedestrian mall with free shuttle buses that stop on every corner.

Our reserved room rate is $219.00/night. At registration time, you will have access to a Fling-rate code to use in order to secure the special rate.

Tour Schedule: We have an outline of the tour days as follows:
6/13: Reception in Denver
6/14: Loveland/Fort Collins/Windsor
6/15: Boulder/Niwot
6/16: Denver

Check the 2019 Fling page regularly for teasers!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Souvenir book commemorates 10th anniversary of the Fling

Every blogger who attended Austin Garden Bloggers Fling this year received a 10th anniversary commemorative booklet. Conceived by Diana Kirby as a scrapbook-style souvenir book packed with photos and an evocative summary about each year's Fling, it showcases the bloggers and the gardens we've seen during 11 years of Flinging, from Austin in 2008 to the Capital Region in 2017. We hope you delight as much in the memories as we do!
For those who weren't able to attend this year, we're pleased to be able to share the souvenir booklet online as a pdf, which you're welcome to download for your own keepsake.

Here is the booklet's introduction, commemorating a decade of fun at Garden Bloggers Fling:

Garden Bloggers Fling has been bringing bloggers together since 2008, attracting garden lovers from across North America and Europe. But how is it that we've come to "Fling," meeting up for 3-1/2 days of garden touring, socializing, and networking in a new city every year for 10 years?

It began in April 2008 in Austin, where local bloggers met regularly to get to know each other beyond the anonymity of the internet. One of the bloggers, Pam Penick of Digging, got the crazy idea to invite all garden bloggers to Austin for a "Spring Fling" - a day to visit gardens, socialize, and talk about blogging. She and 3 other Austin bloggers began planning, and the Fling was born.

A sample page from the souvenir booklet
But would anybody come? Flying to a city where you knew someone only through their blog required a leap of faith. Remarkably, people leaped! That first Fling had 37 garden bloggers from 12 U.S. states. It was a hit!

Since then, the Fling has blossomed into a 3-1/2-day annual event that brings 75-100 bloggers together in a different city each year to enjoy private and public gardens, nursery shopping, an opening reception and banquet dinner, swag bags and raffle prizes given by generous sponsors, and, most importantly, the opportunity to meet fellow garden lovers who share that passion through blogging. Although we may hail from vastly different growing zones and have diverse gardening interests, the Fling brings us together.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Garden Bloggers Fling, and so it seems fitting to return to Austin, where it all began, to "Fling" once again. This anniversary souvenir booklet celebrates our one-of-a-kind event and the many fond memories and lasting friendships made across 10 years of the Fling.