The Event of The Year for Garden Bloggers


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Announcing our 2015 Speaker Line-Up and Agenda


Bunny Williams


Shawna Coronado


Marcus Sheridan

We are also thrilled to announce that Bonnie Plants is sponsoring the 2015 Conference Scholarship Awards and Proven Winners will be sponsoring the 2015 Garden Bloggers Conference Hall of Fame Awards!

Brought to You by the Organizers of Design Bloggers Conference

Here’s your opportunity to join garden bloggers, new media innovators, and garden and landscape design leaders for the second Garden Bloggers Conference – the premier conference and experience for professionals actively using or interested in learning about new media and the garden and landscape design industry. This two-day conference  brings you a unique opportunity to participate in the intersection of gardening with the world of new media including blogging, social media, and more. We invite all our fellow garden bloggers to attend!


The Garden Bloggers Conference is the only conference specifically focused on the interests of bloggers on garden and landscape design. Learn how to build a stellar personal brand for yourself, your blog, and your career. Discover how to build and engage your audience with information and inspiration on multiple platforms, using a variety of business models and marketing channels. Meet potential advertisers, make critical connections, meet the icons of the gardening and traditional media, and learn about exciting new products. Learn from the most accomplished bloggers, and network with connections to your future.


  • Garden bloggers – individuals, small businesses, associations, or other organizations
  • Garden writers
  • Garden enthusiasts or aspiring gardeners or garden and landscape designers
  • Landscape designers and architects
  • Flower and edible gardeners
  • Plantsmen and nurserymen
  • Horticulturists and botanists
  • Organic gardeners
  • Suppliers to the garden and landscape community


  • Discover what tremendously successful bloggers have done to get where they are today.
  • How to Build a Strategic Social Media Presence & Memorable Brand Recognition
  • How to Monetize Your Online Brand
  • The Ultimate Blog Platform
  • How to Prevent Your Website from Getting Hacked
  • Gain insights on how to stay relevant, things to do or not do, and how to make your blog interesting.
  • Identify blogging strategies and how these strategies can immediately apply to your business to get more qualified traffic and drive readers to action.
  • Connecting with users: What you should know about search and analytics.
  • Build your business through inbound marketing.
  • How photography can help you build your brand, differentiate your blog, and build traffic on your website.

DBC-FB-ICONBrought to you by the organizers and presenters of Design Bloggers Conference – now in its fifth year and a runaway success!
Garden Bloggers Conference is modeled after the Design Bloggers Conference and will be collocated with Design Bloggers Conference in 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia.







  1. I’m thrilled to hear about this conference and look forward to attending this Fall! Check out my Gangster Gardens blog when you have a chance :) -Emily

    • Hi Emily,
      So happy to hear that you are attending! Look forward to meeting you and will check out your blog!

  2. Am so disappointed that I cannot attend – will be finishing up another garden-related conference on the West coast at that time. Great lineup of speakers and sponsors!

    Check out my Form and Foliage blog – it would have been so much fun to hear from other bloggers. Maybe next year.


    • Hi Sara,
      We are so sorry that you won’t be able to join us this year. Really like your site and your creativity of adding more trees and shrubs in a garden landscape. Hope that we can meet at our event next year!

  3. My wife and I have a 1-yr old garden blog (Tyrant Farms, named lovingly for the benevolent tyrant I married) focused on permaculture & organic gardening. We’re digital media professionals by trade and we’re right up the road in Greenville, SC. We’d LOVE to come to this conference, but we have family flying in to see us the week of that week. There’s only one solution: she (The Tyrant) demands that you reschedule your conference!

    • Hi Aaron,
      That is so disappointing you are unable to join us this year but please stay tuned for our announcement of next year’s dates and venue! My apologies to you and The Tryant!

  4. Sounds great but I’m in Australia!!!

  5. This sounds like an amazing conference! I have been garden blogging for my own blog and for several years and would love to attend. I will be returning from Europe that week, and wish I had more notice. I remember when there was one in NC and I missed that one as well due to vacation plans. Are the conferences always the third week of September?

    • Hi Robert,
      This is the first year for the Garden Bloggers Conference. Stay tuned for our announcement for the 2014 event. Hope to see you then!

    • Robert may be thinking of the Garden Bloggers Fling which had their gathering in Ashville NC in 2012. They have been meeting annually since 2008.

  6. I am a landscape designer and as of yet do not have a blog. I feel I need to get out of the dirt, come inside, log onto the computer and get on board with the world of social media and the benefits of blogging. I’m considering attending your conference but if its focused on the experienced blogger, I will be lost with the terminology, etc? Is this conference for me?

  7. will be there! As a new blogger I am looking forward to learning from all the experts speaking at the conference. Great idea to have a garden bloggers conference.

    • Hi Amy,
      So delighted to hear you are attending and you like the concept! I am sure that you will learn not only from the conference presenters but also from other bloggers who will be attending! Sharing is an integral part of this community and we are happy to provide a forum for garden and landscape designers. Looking forward to meeting you in person in Atlanta!

  8. Unfortunately the conference conflicts with me judging the National Mini Rose Show. Otherwise I would be there to meet everyone and introduce my new blog, The Dirt Diaries ( See you in 2014!

  9. How fun! I wish I could attend since you’ll be in my backyard (almost). Y’all have fun!

  10. Ah the school year has begun and for school gardens, children and harvest, the time is precious. I will promise to attend in 2014 with some exciting new adventures and ventures and project for the kids.. Best of luck. Send me some photos and links and a press release for our sites.
    GardenGreenAngels,.com. (I will be in Charleston, but Geogia will be on my mind!)

    • Good luck as the new school year begins. We would love to hear about all the projects that Garden Green Angels is doing for children and we’ll pass along the highlights of our event. Looking forward to meeting you in 2014!

  11. Looking forward to attending and thrilled that the conference is located in Atlanta (my hometown)!
    I’m relatively new to garden blogging and am excited in growing as a blogger from your outstanding line up of garden bloggers/ speakers.
    See you soon!
    Brenda Addington/The Graceful Gardener

    • Hi Brenda,
      We are so delighted that you are participating and you’ll learn a lot from not only from the speakers but the bloggers who will be attending like yourself. You’ll also make memorable connections! See you in Atlanta!

  12. Very excited to attend the conference! The lineup of speakers looks fabulous–can’t wait!

  13. OMG! This conference rocks! I’m frantically trying to rearrange my schedule just so I can attend! I want to meet everyone there and listen to the incredible line up of speakers. wow… am totally aimed at going!

    • Hi Val,
      Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm for the event and the conference program!
      Hope you can rearrange your schedule and get the opportunity to meet all our bloggers in person!
      Don’t forget to vote for your favorite blog in our Hall of Fame awards if you haven’t already!

  14. Just heard about this and I am booked as a speaker at another conference. Dang! I am looking for good, quality writers who would like to contribute to my site in exchange for promotion, etc. Please keep me posted on future events, and if there is a place to let writers know I am looking for good content on gorwing food, please let them I know I am looking. This would have been a perfect networking event!

  15. Drooling at the thought of joining…but it just won’t work out this year. Any way to join select sessions via WebEx or some other tool? Or how about a virtual conference next year?

    • Hi Janet,
      Meeting other bloggers, customers, and peers face-to-face, interacting, and networking is a key factor in our event so we won’t offer a virtual or online experience.
      Watch for our 2014 event announcements and hope to meet you then!

  16. Really excited to be attending this! Very jazzed to learn such a group is forming and coming together. Cannot wait to get involved!

  17. We are working hard to prep for the GBC , so excited to see all of you guys !

    counting the days !



  18. Looks like this will be a fantastic event! The conference will be very exciting and expertly run. Cora wants to skip her birthday celebration to attend!

  19. Thanks Ted!
    By the way, can Cora please have a “do over” on her birthday party? I want to celebrate too!

  20. I just found you through one of my favorite garden bloggers, Teresa O’Conner! Sounds like a fantastic event! I am hoping that I’ll be able to attend next year! Visit me at

  21. Thank you to all the people that made the conference a very interesting and en-lighting experience. I will definitely come next year! Now to start my blog : )

    • Hi Laurin,
      So happy that you found the event both enjoyable and educational — that is what we like to hear!
      Good luck on your blog and remember if you need some encouragement along the way you can reach out to the DigitalSherpa team you met at the Blog Clinic.

      All the best and look forward to sharing at the next Garden Bloggers Conference.

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