Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Save the date: Garden Bloggers Fling goes to Toronto

Among other Toronto Fling highlights, garden bloggers will celebrate at the Toronto Botanical Garden in June 2015
Will you be here when, for the first time, the Garden Bloggers Fling ventures beyond the U.S. borders? Yes, on June 5, 6 and 7, 2015 (with an optional day of Niagara gardens being planned for June 8), the Fling will convene in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. That's Canadian Zone 6 and USDA Zone 5, for those playing along at home. And we're creating an exciting itinerary… just for you.

We begin our teasers as we will end our official 3-day get-together, with the location for our Fling dinner, the Toronto Botanical Garden. The TBG is truly rolling out the green carpet for us, and we're thrilled to have their sponsorship as well as their breathtaking setting for our culminating event.

Polish up all your social media accounts (such as Twitter or Instagram), because they'll come in handy, especially at the TBG. The official hashtag for this year's Fling will be #GBFling15.

More details will unfold soon. We're hoping to open our registration early, perhaps before the winter holidays. Warning, especially to Canadian newbies who haven't yet "flung": last year's Fling in Portland sold out in one week. So, be ready, be steady… we'll give you a heads-up before we say go!

The knot garden and a glimpse of the spiral mound
Euphorbia afire beside the perennial lawn
Baptisia and Amsonia in the Oudolf-designed entry garden
The terrace where we'll enjoy our alfresco event. Other surprises, too. Stay tuned…

18 comments:

  1. Looks like it will be a fabulous finale :)

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    1. I hope so - we both want a 'big' holiday next year, so I'd like to come to the Fling, then Andy fly out to join me and we do the BC itinerary I've had planned for about 15 years :) There's just a small matter of persuading Andy he'd like to do that too. I've discussed the BC itinerary with him before, so it shouldn't be too much of a shock to his system!

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  2. Such a beautiful city - it's going to be an amazing Fling. Thanks in advance for all the hard work, Helen.

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    1. Thankfully, the smartest thing I did was convince a wonderful team to work with me. Lorraine Flanigan, Veronica Sliva and my designer sister Sarah have been hard at work, too.

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  3. I have my passport ready! I have been to Toronto once before and it is a beautiful city. I can't wait to see its gardens!

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  4. So looking forward to seeing Toronto, the gardens and friends!

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  5. Thanks for the heads up Helen! Can't wait.

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  6. Looking forward to it already! Yay, eh?!

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    1. And we're looking forward to showing you all our city.

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  7. It looks amazing! This will be my first-ever trip to Canada, and I think it's going to be great.

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  8. I would like to come - checking out practicalities

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  9. Hi Everyone! I don't see a link anywhere to register. Does anyone know where to go?

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    1. Brandon, it's here: http://gardenbloggersfling.blogspot.ca/2014/11/reserve-your-place-now-for-toronto-fling.html

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