Flower Show, Barnes Foundation & Gardens: Three Nights in Philly
In Philadelphia — home to America’s first horticultural society — experience the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show. Plus, enjoy insider access to iconic Longwood Gardens!
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Program No. 20363RJ
4 days
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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.
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Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles on busy city streets. Extensive walking at the Flower Show itself; wheelchairs are available at the show if needed.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Attend the Flower Show with limited free time to explore on your own.
  • Explore the unique Barnes Foundation at its magnificent new Philadelphia campus.
  • Go behind the scenes at Longwood Gardens to see what it takes to maintain its indoor and outdoor gardens, then enter another time at Winterthur, with its priceless art, antiques and 60-acre garden.

General Notes

An extended five-night version of this program which gives you early morning access to The Flower Show is also available: #20362. For details, see www.roadscholar.org/20362 or call toll free at (877) 426-8056.
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Nancy Webster
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.

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

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