Pennsylvania's Gardens: From Amish Charm to Longwood Sophistication
See the world in bloom in Lancaster County, where you’ll discover the renowned Longwood Gardens, the du Pont naturalistic garden and the unique gardens of local Amish and Mennonites.
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Program No. 11116RJ
6 days
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Celebrate spring in Lancaster County and be inspired by our vast array of blooming flowers and lush green plants. The gardens of Lancaster County and the surrounding areas are some of the most beautiful in the country and have a unique style all their own. We will be visiting the world-famous Longwood Gardens as well as meandering through gardens owned by Amish and Mennonites.
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On Your Feet
Walking on grass, some steps into Amish home. Climbing on/off bus.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • With local Master Gardeners and a Mennonite historian, enjoy the charming gardens of Lancaster County.
  • Explore Henry Francis du Pont's Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, one of America's “10 great places of historical proportions.”
  • Embrace the beauty of 1,077 acres of Longwood Gardens and the grand Conservatory with an expert, and enjoy plenty of time to enjoy at your own leisure.
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Brinton Rutherford
Brinton Rutherford grew up in northern Lancaster County. He currently works as a resource staff person for Lancaster Mennonite Conference of Mennonite Church USA. His prior work includes five years as the director the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. With an earned doctorate in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, he also teaches theology and church history at the Lancaster campus of Eastern Mennonite Seminary and Eastern Mennonite University, and at Messiah College.
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