THE GARDENS OF PHILADELPHIA

Offered in partnership with

Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden

SEPTEMBER 6th to SEPTEMBER 9th, 2018

$1450

Includes 3 nights accommodation, 2 dinners, all trip related-admissions, guides and transportation and gratuities. Does not include airfare, alcoholic beverages or activities listed as optional. Single supplement per person is $330.

INFORMATION ON A SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 OPTIONAL ACTIVITY BELOW

Accommodations: The Warwick

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6

Tour begins at 2:00 p.m. in the lobby of The Warwick

PECO'S Green Roof

We start with a tour of this absolutely positively stunning acre of green roof; 16 stories up and with views that do not quit!

The Barnes Foundation

We tour The Barnes, one of the world's premier art collections in the world. Period. Full stop  

Dinner :: The Continental Mid-Town

Hip and wonderful fun spot a stone's throw from our hotel--the perfect place for our first night dinner

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7

Fairmount Park

Landscape design on the grandest of scales, this 19th century masterpiece remains the largest landscaped urban park in the world. 

Our tour of highlights will include a tour of Shofuso

The Morris Arboretum

A beautiful world unto itself...home not only to an unparalleled collection of tress from across the globe but extraordinary gardens including the Rose Garden, Azalea Meadow, English Park, Magnolia Slope,  and the Japanese Overlook

Private Garden Visit

Mum's the word on who and the where--but we can tell you that this will be a very, very special special experience

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8

Longwood Gardens

The former estate of Pierre S. du Pont, Longwood's 1007 acres are filled with transporting pleasures including its vast outdoor gardens and an incomparable conservatory and palm house complex

Chanticleer

Chanticleer, like Longwood, is considered one of the greatest gardens in America, and yet with a beguiling intimacy that only adds to its charm

Dinner:: The Dandelion 

This charming gastropub is the perfect spot for our farewell dinner

SUNDAY, SEMPTEMBER 9

Main portion of tour ends

 Participants may opt into this morning activity for an additional fee based on participation which we estimate will be $75 per person

River Cruise and Tour of Bartram Gardens

One simple fact makes the case for our visit to Bartram's Garden—it is the oldest surviving botanic garden in North America.  We also amp up the fun quotient in a couple of ways.  First is our mode of transportation--a river boat ride on the Schuylkill River--and also we visit Bartram's during its justly celebrated 'Honey Festival'--a day-long celebration of gardeners' best friends--honey bees!

We will return to Center City Philadelphia at or around 3:00 p.m.

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