Highlights from the 2015 Garden Bloggers Conference

GBC- kfp-selfie-stickWe are so grateful to our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors for making our second Garden Bloggers Conference a success!

So many to thank – from Nate Berkus, Bunny Williams, Marcus Sheridan, Shawna Coronado, Lisa Steele, Jan Bills, Linda Ly, Rochelle Greayer, Sara Bendrick, Nick McCullough, Allison McCullough, and Kelly Fitzsimmons just to name a few.

We also want to acknowledge the generous support of:

  • Bonnie Plants for providing 5 new garden bloggers the opportunity to attend the event as part the Conference Scholarship Program and Sponsorship.
  • Proven Winners for sponsoring the 2015 Garden Bloggers Conference Hall of Fame Awards. This year our Hall of Fame winners included Best Overall Blog: Red Dirt Ramblings, Dee Nash; Best Blog Graphics, Photography, and Presentation: Green Thumb White Apron, Brett Youmans; Best Writing: Mother of a Hubbard, Cathy Rehmeyer; and Best New Blog: Redeem Your Ground, Doug and Brittany Scott.
  • The Garden Writers Association and The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) for embracing our event from the very beginning and sharing our vision for the focus of the program.
  • The more than 70 exhibitors and sponsors on our expo floor shared with our sister event Design Bloggers Conference – from ADAC to Vita – who strive to make our lives better and more beautiful.

Garden Blogger Conference After Party EventIf you missed the event we figured that we couldn’t summarize the conference any better than YOU, our attendees, so here you’ll find a collection of the highlights, recaps, new friends, and key takeaways from the conference, along with lots of photos.

Hoping we all meet again next year!




Robin Horton to Speak at Garden Bloggers Conference


Robin Horton is the founder and publisher of Urban Gardens, a lifestyle and design blog that blends urban style, design, and nature.

Urban Gardens has received several awards, including the Garden Writers Association Gold and Silver Awards, and was nominated in 2010 for a Webby, hailed by the New York Times as “the Internet’s highest honor.” Mashable named Urban Gardens “One of the Top Ten Must-Follow Home and Garden Twitter Accounts.”

Since its launch in April 2009, Urban Gardens has developed an average monthly readership of 40-50,000, 3500+ email and RSS subscribers, and over 41,000 combined Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest followers. Robin, who has been called a “coolspotter,” was one of 14 international design bloggers invited to the 2012 London Design Festival for BlogTour by design resource, Modenus and sponsors. Robin contributes to Houzz, Sulia, and has been a featured curator for social commerce sites, Pickie and Luvocracy.

As co-facilitator of The Blog Workshops, Robin has presented blogging and social media workshops in New York City and CT, at the Mother Earth News Fair, The Entrepreneurial Women’s Network, and Women at Woodstock.