A Gathering
For Professional
Container Garden

Digging In


"Creativity takes Courage." -Henri Matisse

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."

Attendees Are Saying...

"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 two-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!

The Gathering

Create   Inspire   Grow

We Believe...

Where flowers bloom
so does hope.


We Believe...

In cultivating a place to belong.


We Believe...

Great  things happen in the greenhouse.


Digging In 2019

Historic Charleston with all its window box beauty set the stage for Digging In 2019.

Take Us Back to Charleston!

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.

The Schedule

Monday February 25, 2019-Fulton Lane Blockade Runner Room
8:30am-Meet & Greet (breakfast available in meeting room)
9:30-"Community Over Competition"-Panel discussion with the Charleston Window Box Designers
11:15- Breakout Session-increasing your bottom line with other types of revenue
1:00-Breakout Session-mastering Instagram
2:00-Depart for Walking Tour of Charleston Gardens
5:00-Wine and Cheese Reception for those staying at Fulton Lane/Kings Courtyard Inn
6:30-Optional Dinner-downtown Charleston Location TBA (this price is not included in the ticket)

Tuesday February 26, 2019-Fulton Lane Inn Blockade Runner Room
8:00am-Breakfast available in meeting room
8:30-"Best Annuals for Containers"-Jessica DeGraaf, Retail Account Manager, Proven Winners
10:30-Breakout Sessions-Sourcing Products
11:00-Small Groups-TBA
12:45pm-Depart for Hyams Garden Center (transportation will be provided)
1:15-"Plant Problems"-Sara Petrowski, Manager, Hyams Garden Center
2:15-Hyams Garden Center Tour
3:15-Board Bus, Visit the Angel Oak Tree
4:00-Firefly Distillery / Deep Water Vineyard-a relaxing & charming location to enjoy! (option for wine/whiskey tastings are available for an additional charge)
5:30-Wine and Cheese Reception for those staying at Fulton Lane/Kings Courtyard Inn
6:30-Optional Dinner-downtown Charleston Location TBA (this price is not included in the ticket)

Wednesday February 27, 2019 Garden/Plantation Tours *Optional add-on ticket
8:30am-Depart Fulton Lane/Kings Courtyard Inn (transportation provided)
9:00-Visit Abide A While Garden Boutique
10:15-Guided Tour of Middleton Place
11:30-Lowcountry Lunch at Middleton Place
1:00pm-Guided Tour of Magnolia Plantation
4:00-Optional Drop Off at Charleston Airport
4:30-Return to Fulton Lane Inn/Kings Courtyard Inn

*schedule is subject to changes

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Thank you to these generous sponsors for supporting Digging In!

We'd love to hear from you! You can reach us via the contact form or via email at containedgardens.andrea@gmail.com

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