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!

 

 

 

Rochelle Greayer to Speak at Garden Bloggers Conference

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rochelle-greayer-429Rochelle Greayer is the author of Cultivating Garden Style (Timber Press, September 2014) as well as the founder and editor of Pith + Vigor, a literary newspaper and online magazine for garden enthusiasts. In addition, she is the creator of the popular blog Studio ‘g’, named one of the top ten gardening blogs by the editors of Better Homes and Gardens and BHG.com; co-founder and editor of Leaf Magazine, a digital design magazine for garden makers; and a weekly columnist (The Gardenist) for Apartment Therapy, “one of the most influential interior design sites on the Web” according to Forbes magazine.pith-vigor cover-200px

A graduate of the English Gardening School in London, she has been designing gardens for private residences and hotels around the world since 2002. A lover of fresh homegrown food, she is also one of the founders of the Harvard Farmers Market, the largest weekly farmers market in central Massachusetts. Prior to her garden design and writing career, Rochelle was a physicist rocket scientist (yes, really), riding in the cockpits of F-14s and F-18s and helping launch Russia’s first commercial satellite.

Prior to writing her first solo book, Cultivating Garden Style (Timber Press, September 2014), in 2012 she was featured in Luke Dixon’s Keeping Bees in Towns and Cities and in 2004 and 2005 she worked with Rosemary Alexander to co-author The Essential Garden Design Workbook and The Garden Makers Manual.

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Cultivating Garden Style Book Launch Party compliments of Studio 'g'Darn, I missed the fun launch party at the stunning Tower Hill Botanic Garden (and scrumptious cake) in celebration of Rochelle Greayer’s first book!

We are so excited to see Rochelle’s new book is now available. Cultivating Garden Style, Rochelle’scultivating-style-cover gorgeous guide to outdoor design features 23 unique garden styles, suggestions for recreating the looks, and tips on discovering your personal style. Simple step-by-step projects help homeowners personalize their space, helpful tips offer essential lessons in gardening and design, and more than 1,500 dazzling color photographs offer endless inspiration.

rochelle-greayer-429Rochelle,  one of the Garden Bloggers Advisory Board members, is the founder and editor of Pith + Vigor, a literary newspaper and online magazine for garden enthusiasts. In addition, she is the creator of the popular blog Studio ‘g’, named one of the top ten gardening blogs by the editors of Better Homes and Gardens and BHG.com; co-founder and editor of Leaf Magazine, a digital design magazine for garden makers; and a weekly columnist (The Gardenist) for Apartment Therapy, “one of the most influential interior design sites on the Web” according to Forbes magazine.

A graduate of the English Gardening School in London, she has been designing gardens for private residences and hotels around the world since 2002. A lover of fresh homegrown food, she is also one of the founders of the Harvard Farmers Market, the largest weekly farmers market in central Massachusetts. Prior to her garden design and writing career, Rochelle was a physicist rocket scientist (yes, really), riding in the cockpits of F-14s and F-18s and helping launch Russia’s first commercial satellite.

Prior to writing her first solo book, Cultivating Garden Style (Timber Press, September 2014), in 2012 she was featured in Luke Dixon’s Keeping Bees in Towns and Cities and in 2004 and 2005 she worked with Rosemary Alexander to co-author The Essential Garden Design Workbook and The Garden Makers Manual.

We are looking forward to seeing Rochelle in February at the 2015 Garden Bloggers Conference.

Rochelle Greayer to Speak at Garden Bloggers Conference

rochelle-greayer-429Rochelle Greayer is a  Landscape Designer, Studio ‘g’ Chief and Founder, Super Mom Wannabe, Farmers’ Market Manageress, and the Editor & Co-Founder of Leaf Magazine. Rochelle admits she’s had a few careers.  The highlights (in no particular order): Mach 1.2 in the back seat of an F-14, launching Russia’s first commercial satellite, and planting a giant Sequoia tree

Other Stuff: Love ‘Truck Songs’ – a super special mix tape heard only in her flare side Ford pick-up while on plant buying and flea market adventures. Still relishes the day she was mistaken for Gwyneth Paltrow. She know that there is nothing better than Colorado roots, Montana blood and a rancher’s sensibility. If it is in the plant kingdom and its chartreuse, or grassy, or both – she wants it. Can’t own enough pairs of Seven jeans. Thinks Rhinestone Cowboy and Grease were two of the best things about the 70s. Wears Sambas to garden and Hunters to work. Endless wanderlust will forever keep her in good supply of cocktail stories.

Past lives include stints as a Physicist Rocket Scientist, Pizza Maker, and Literary Agent Assistant.