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Pennsylvania

Flower Show, Barnes Foundation & Gardens: Five Nights in Philly

In Philadelphia — home to America’s first horticultural society — experience the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show. Plus, attend a performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra!
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Program No. 20362RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,999
Special Offer
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Pennsylvania

Flower Show, Barnes Foundation & Gardens: Five Nights in Philly

In Philadelphia — home to America’s first horticultural society — experience the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show. Plus, attend a performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra!
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,999
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Length
6 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
1,999
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Program No. 20362RJ

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DATES & starting prices
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Mar 3 - Mar 8, 2023
Starting at
1,999
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OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2022 to take $100 off the price shown!

Mar 5 - Mar 10, 2023
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1,999
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OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2022 to take $100 off the price shown!

Mar 8 - Mar 13, 2023
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1,999
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Itinerary Note

Interested in learning more about Why Philadelphia is America's Garden Capital? Come back for our popular Garden Program (21967). Consider joining our Signature City program (10238) which starts on 3/13/23.

DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Mar 3 - Mar 8, 2023
Starting at
2,619
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2022 to take $100 off the price shown!

Mar 5 - Mar 10, 2023
Starting at
2,619
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2022 to take $100 off the price shown!

Mar 8 - Mar 13, 2023
Starting at
2,619
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2022 to take $100 off the price shown!

Itinerary Note

Interested in learning more about Why Philadelphia is America's Garden Capital? Come back for our popular Garden Program (21967). Consider joining our Signature City program (10238) which starts on 3/13/23.

At a Glance

The fabulous Philadelphia Flower Show, an internationally renowned treasure, is America’s oldest and grandest indoor horticultural display. Explore breathtaking exhibits presenting the talents of designers and landscapers who “force” perennials, shrubs and trees into bloom to create full-scale gardens and floral displays. Plus, travel to the beautiful Brandywine Valley visiting the gardens of Longwood and Winterthur; visit the collections of the Barnes Foundation and for a finale, a performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Moderate walking up to one mile on busy city streets. Extensive walking at the Flower Show itself; wheelchairs are available at the show if needed.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Led by an expert, enjoy privileged access to the Flower Show before the crowds arrive, with significant free time to explore on your own.
  • Explore the unique Barnes Foundation at its magnificent Philadelphia campus and attend a cultural event from current offerings.
  • Go behind the scenes at Longwood Gardens to see what it takes to maintain its indoor and outdoor gardens, then experience Winterthur, with its priceless art, antiques and 60-acre garden.

General Notes

Participants in this program receive VIP passes for early-morning private viewing before the Flower Show opens to the public.
Featured Expert
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Jenny Rose Carey
Jenny Rose is an educator, historian, author and senior director at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown. An avid, hands-on gardener who has worked in both England and the United States, she has lectured nationally and internationally for many years. Jenny Rose and her gardens have been featured on the PBS series 'The Victory Garden' and in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Green Scene magazine and the Pennsylvania Gardener. Her latest book, 'Glorious Shade,' was released in 2017.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Nancy Webster View biography
Nancy Webster is a student and teacher of history. After receiving her B.A. magna cum laude from Radcliffe College of Harvard University, Nancy’s interest in early American history took her to William & Mary College where she received a double M.A. degree in American studies and museum curatorship. Today, she lectures and consults on planning, preservation and historical research. She is a member of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars, Fellows in American Studies, the Friend’s Historical Association, Women Historians of the Delaware Valley, and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. Nancy is also curator and a board member of the Delaware Historical Society.
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Elizabeth Anderson View biography
Elizabeth earned a master’s in Art History at the University of Pennsylvania and was associated with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she served as curator, for 40 years. She presented lectures on art history and gallery talks at the museum and has taught at LaSalle, Drexel and Princeton Universities. Elizabeth is a former secretary of the Philadelphia chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians and the Museum Council of Philadelphia. She also serves as trustee of The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks.
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Tish Byrne View biography
An artist and historian, Tish Byrne is passionate about all aspects of her native city and its environment after having lived in and led explorations at the Physick House, which belongs to Philadelphia Landmarks. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts later becoming an administrative assistant to the Director of the school. Presently, she leads excursions for the mural arts program, is a docent at Historic Christ Church and leads explorations of Philadelphia landmarks.
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Warren Williams View biography
Warren is a retired architect with over 30 years of experience. Much of his career was spent at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority in Philadelphia. In his professional career, he has worked on several historic projects in the Philadelphia region. Warren is an avid photographer of historic buildings and urban streetscapes. He has led groups exploring Philadelphia’s historic architecture and city planning for over 25 years and occasionally lectures on Philadelphia’s historical development.
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Jenny Rose Carey View biography
Jenny Rose is an educator, historian, author and senior director at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown. An avid, hands-on gardener who has worked in both England and the United States, she has lectured nationally and internationally for many years. Jenny Rose and her gardens have been featured on the PBS series 'The Victory Garden' and in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Green Scene magazine and the Pennsylvania Gardener. Her latest book, 'Glorious Shade,' was released in 2017.
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Lauren Kain View biography
Lauren Biddle Kain is the site coordinator for Philadelphia Landmarks Road Scholar. She received her BS/BA from Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. After marriage and transfer to the San Diego area, she began working at EVENT NETWORK, a leading experiental retail operator, on behalf of cultural attractions such as zoos, botanical gardens, aquariums, museums, science centers and other cultural attractions. Lauren and her family now reside in the Philadelphia area. She started working with Road Scholar as a junior Group Leader for Grandparent Programs.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
The House of Barnes: The Man, The Collection, The Controversy
by Neil L. Rudenstine
The House of Barnes: The Man, The Collection, The Controversy provides the first scholarly study on the historical, art history, and political context during which Dr. Barnes purchased masterpieces and attempted to redefine aesthetics with groundbreaking new terminology.
A Guide's Guide to Philadelphia
by Curson, Julie P.
Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, The Annenberg Collection
by Susa Stein (Editor)
Covering some of the most striking and extraordinary art to come out of the nineteenth and early-twentieth century, this handsome book presents more than fifty masterpieces by such luminaries as Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso, each work accompanied by clarifying texts and comparative illustrations.
Building the City Beautiful: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway & the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by Brownlee, David B.





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