Everything Gardening as Garden Writers Gather

Garden communicators from across the country will collide in Dallas this weekend for the 62nd annual Garden Writers Association Symposium. The theme for this year’s gathering is “Live Large. Think Big.”

Hey, y’all…I’m headed to Dallas for the GWA Symposium and wanted to let you know what to expect to find here while I’m away.

Last year the get together was in Raleigh, N.C., and I posted pictures from events like the Tweetup at a private garden and other gardens throughout the area.

I plan to do the same thing this year in Dallas. I’m especially looking forward to the tour of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden on Saturday night. I hope you’ll stop by sometime in the afternoon or evening to be part of the world’s largest virtual garden party.

On Saturday there will be 300 to 400 garden writers at the arboretum, all blogging, Tweeting, and Facebooking about the event at the same time. It’s going to be a crazy social media networking event!

Other garden tours include several private gardens in an area that looks like the backdrop from the Dallas television show. In an area of North Dallas, we’ll be treated to private gardens with a hobbit house and another that will transport us to Renaissance Italy. We’ll also be visiting private gardens in Old East Dallas, too.

I’m looking forward to sharing it all with you.

This is going to be a great trip for a gardening gal like me, so I’d like to give some recognition to the Colorado Authors’ League for awarding me a grant to attend this conference.  Thank you, CAL!

I hope you’ll drop by this weekend, take your own virtual tour of the gardens in Dallas, and let me know how well the event lives up to its slogan of “Live Large. Think Big.”


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