Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Sponsors make the Fling possible. Let's thank them!

Austin Garden Bloggers Fling is a bargain considering it includes 3-1/2 days of touring, a banquet dinner and daily lunches, daily transportation, entry to private and public gardens, two social hours (one with live music), swag bags of goodies, and a chance to win great raffle prizes, not to mention the nontangible benefit of networking and socializing with 90+ garden bloggers/communicators.

How does the $275 registration fee cover all this? Short answer: it doesn't. Sponsors cover a lot of our costs, including behind-the-scenes necessities like event insurance, rental and transportation fees, catering costs, hotel-block reservations, and more. We figure attending Austin Fling would cost about $450 per person without the support of our sponsors. Put another way, sponsors are saving each of us about $175, plus making the Fling a more enjoyable experience with more perks!

We're grateful to the following businesses and the generous people who run them for partnering with us to make the Fling an affordable and fun event for as many bloggers as possible. Please join us in thanking them, and do check out their websites and products and share about them on your social media to give them a little blogger love in return!

2018 Austin Garden Bloggers Fling

(* denotes Austin-based businesses)

Nurseries, Plants, Seeds
American Meadows 
The Antique Rose Emporium
Barton Springs Nursery*
Botanical Interests
East Austin Succulents*
Encore Azalea 
Gardener's Confidence Collection 
High Country Gardens
Hill Country Water Gardens & Nursery*
Kitazawa Seed Co.
Leaf Landscape Supply*
Mountain Crest Gardens
The Natural Gardener*
Oakes Daylilies
Proven Winners
Renee's Garden 
Shoal Creek Nursery*
Southern Living Plant Collection
Sunset Western Garden Collection
Tillery Street Plant Company*
Vivero Growers*

Garden Products: Tools, Containers, Art, Lighting, Gifts
Fern Valley Art
Pot Incorporated 
Steel Life

Garden Clothing
Tula Hats*

Cameras, Supplies, and Classes
Precision Camera & Video*

Publications: Magazines, Books, Broadcasts
Central Texas Gardener*
Garden Design Magazine
Hortus TV
Lucinda Hutson*
Ten Speed Press 
Texas Gardener

Botanical Gardens
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center*
Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy*


  1. As a former planner for the Toronto Fling, I really, deeply, truly understand how our Fling sponsors contribute (in so many ways) to our enjoyment of the Fling each year. I heartily thank you all!

  2. Thank you so much to our wonderful sponsors! Without you the Fling wouldn't be so much fun, or so affordable!

  3. Thank you, thank you, fabulous sponsors!! We so appreciate you! Can’t wait to see you at the Fling!

  4. We are so fortunate to have the support of these wonderful sponsors! Thank you all!

  5. Thanks to all the sponsors! So excited to be heading to Austin in May to hear all the stories.

  6. Awesome sponsors! Thank you for making the Fling possible and I'm looking forward to thanking many of our sponsors in person in May.

  7. Thanks from this side of the pond too! It makes things much more doable... and thanks to the Fling team for their hard work in getting all of this together. Less than 4 weeks to go!!!!!

  8. To ALL of The Garden Bloggers Fling Sponsors - THANK YOU! I look forward to seeing you to personally say Thanks again! Come on May!!!

  9. We appreciate each one of you and your effort to support our Fling! Thank you! See you soon :)

  10. Thank you! I look forward to meeting with you and learning more about your companies during the fling!

  11. Fling sponsors are awesome! I have learned about new companies through sponsorship and have become a loyal patron to many. Thank you all! We are blessed to have your support and partnership.

  12. Many thanks to all of these sponsors; we couldn't do it without you.

  13. Thank you to ALL of the Fling sponsors for their incredible support! Not only does your generous sponsorship allow may of us to attend this amazing event to begin with, it makes it that much more enjoyable once we get there.

  14. So very grateful to our planning committee for their hard work in assembling this incredible group of sponsors, and to the sponsors for their generosity.

  15. Thank you for sponsoring Fling. We appreciate your support and know we couldn't do this without you. xo


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