Going state-side 2017


I’m rather thrilled that I have registered this weekend to attend the 2017 Garden Bloggers Fling which will be hosted in the Capital Region of the US.

I loved the 2013 GB Fling in San Francisco and made lots of new friends, who I am still in touch with and who are, wonderfully, also going in 2017.  It also opened my eyes to different gardening styles and plants that I wouldn’t normally encounter here in the UK. I came home inspired and enthused and to a degree liberated from UK traditional gardening approaches.

Places are limited but if you are a garden blogger and fancy meeting up with lots of other garden bloggers for 3.5 days of intense garden visiting then check out the website.  I’m planning on extending my stay to at least 7 days so I can take in some of the Washington DC sights as well.



11 Comments Add yours

  1. Yvonne Ryan says:

    So many different groups – MacDonalds, pig lovers, quilters, dogs, cats, embroiderers even! Gosh the mind boggles and even Garden Bloggers!!! Expect some great writing from you. This year I have enjoyed travelling the Camino across northern Spain, Greek Islands, Italy, USA,, Canada, Austria and heaps more via friends blogs. And I didn’t puff once going up those numerous stairs and steps or get one blister!! So a wander around Washington will be nice too!

  2. Anna says:

    How exciting Helen! I hope that it’s cooler for you this time round.

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Gosh Anna I had forgotten about the heatwave in San Francisco, I felt so ill!

  3. Pam/Digging says:

    I look forward to seeing you at the Fling again, Helen! As a Texan, I too enjoy seeing a lot of different gardening styles and new-to-me plants when I attend the Fling. But the one thing we can count on is meeting garden bloggers who are equally passionate about gardens and gardening, no matter where they’re from!

  4. Brian Skeys says:

    It looks as if you have re-found your enthusiasm for gardening and blogging Helen.

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      You maybe right Brian. Some of the work pressure has come off which I think has made a difference

  5. Looking forward to a reunion of the Helens! See you in D.C.

  6. Cathy says:

    I remember how much you enjoyed the last one, even if you had forgotten the heat!

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