Let’s all go to Asheville, North Carolina in May 2012. Well, you can go to that city of famous mountain views, good eats and art on every corner anytime you want to, but there is fun to be had for Garden Bloggers from every corner of the globe during the next upcoming meetup/fling. Mark your calenders and save up your pennies, the official dates are May 18-20, 2012. There will be magical places to visit, including the teaser shot above from Wamboltopia.
There will be a visit to a very large estate with extensive gardens and a world-class glass house, the Biltmore House Gardens.
There will be a visit to the North Carolina Arboretum, home to a first-rate Bonsai collection.
There will be a ride up to the mountaintop along Betsy’s Gap to a cultivated wild garden and a cozy cabin.
There will be art, to view and to purchase, some made of salvaged materials, like this magnificent bird seen at Christopher Mello’s studio. This particular piece may be sold already, probably is, but there will be plenty of things to gape at and covet.
There will be the very bestest ice cream in the whole wide world, supplied by The Hop, made with love by our very own Ashley, aka Mrs. Brokenbeat.
The committee, headed up by my dear friend Christopher of Outside Clyde is working hard to schedule the visits, food and fun. Information about the plans can be found at the official blog, found here. I suggest you bookmark it to have quick access. (Please direct any and all questions to Christopher. I am merely the Treasurer and List Maker, also in charge of getting ice cream to fling attendees.) Announcements will be made as the details are cemented into place. The hotel is ready for reservations, so book now to make sure you have a place to stay. The link to do so is on the blog mentioned above. There is also a facebook page to help keep everyone up to speed on the event. This is one that you won’t want to miss!
To read our posts about the previous blogger meetups in Austin, Texas, Chicago, Illinois, Buffalo, New York, Malvern England and Seattle, Washington, see the dedicated page on our sidebar or click here.