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!
Rating (4.83)
Program No. 20363RJ
4 days
Starts at

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.

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 on "Flower Show, Barnes Foundation & Gardens: Five Nights in Philly" (#20362). For details, see www.roadscholar.org/20362 or call toll free at (877) 426-8056.
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