Digging In is a conference created specifically for professional container garden designers. Each year, attendees from all over the country gather with other business owners in their industry, creating strong connections, inspiring creative design, and learning how to grow their businesses.
There are great challenges to being an entrepreneur, but you don't have to go at it alone! When you attend Digging In, you cultivate a community!
That means new connections and new opportunities for you and your business. From great speakers to business-building sessions; from inspiring tours to relaxing over a meal-Digging In provides you with the right tools and relationships to help you succeed!
Digging In encourages you to grow! And it's fun!
"This gathering was amazing and inspiring!"
"Digging In Gathering gave me more confidence to take more risks in business."
"It was such a great experience! I left feeling inspired and ready to conquer the world."
"I have gained friendships, a networking group, and learned better business practices from attending the gathering."
"The small intimate group makes this gathering special."
"Being with a group with the same passion was refreshing, inspiring and encouraging."
There is nothing more important to the life of an entrepreneur than community. But this can be difficult to find in a profession where much time is spent designing and creating on our own.
Digging In was conceived to answer that need: To not only provide a place for professional container designers to come together, but to give them the tools they need to grow their businesses with confidence. It's the first conference of its kind dedicated and tailored to all aspects of container gardening!
The inspiring three-day schedule is filled with workshops, speakers, tours, give-aways, and of course, networking. Whether you're interested in the sourcing of plant material, need help with social media, or looking for new imaginative ways to approach your business, Digging In is the place for you!
Every year, this can't-miss event sells out quickly! Please add your name to our email list in order to be notified as soon as the new schedule and exciting location is released!
An experience you will not want to miss!
Digging In 2020 will be hot, hot, hot, focusing on all things tropical! The perfect get-away in January, blue sky's, sandy beaches and the lush beauty of tropical plants. Even if you don't live in a tropical paradise you will learn how to bring the tropics to your container designs. Get a rare behind the scenes look at how tropical plants are grown in Florida and shipped all over the world. Spend the day talking all things container gardening and wrap up the Gathering with a visit to the Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) TPIE is a trade event showcasing the latest trends in foliage, floral and tropicals. The trade show is more than an exhibit area - it's an exhibit of living and vibrant plants creating an indoor garden of showstopping displays. This is three days packed with amazing opportunities!
Monday January 20-Kimpton Surfcomber
10:00-Depart for Tropical Plant Grower Tour, Visiting Bullis Bromeliads, Jungle Nursery & Everbloom Growers
5:00-Visit Crescent Garden Showroom
Tuesday January 21-Kimpton Surfcomber Longboard Room/Lebo Cabana
9:00am-Breakfast available in meeting room
9:30-"Tropical Plants Best for Container Designs"-Marianne Willburn, garden columnist & author
11:00-Community Discussion-recognizing our industry
1:00-Community Discussion-sharing design ideas by the season
2:15-Breakout Sessions-business systems, marketing, sourcing, social media, gardening by zone
4:30-Prepare for TPIE visit
6:30-Optional Dinner- TBA (this price is not included in the ticket fee)
Wednesday January 22-Visit TPIE in Ft. Lauderdale
9:00am-Depart Kimpton Surfcomber
10:00-Visit Tropical Plant International Expo
12:00-Lunch provided at TPIE
2:00pm-Depart for Kimpton Surfcomber or option to leave on your own from Ft. Lauderdale
3:30-Group Discussion about findings at TPIE
*schedule may be subject to changes
The community of container garden designers continued to blossom in Charleston. Over 40 designers took in the beauty of the city and left Digging In with new knowledge, great connections and inspiration!
The mornings were filled with learning about the container gardening business and how to be successful. The afternoons were filled garden visits that had attendees swooning over the beautiful flowers. The evenings were filled with fun, food and great conversations.
We'd love to hear from you! You can reach us via the contact form or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org