Philadelphia Flower Show

Longwood Gardens

The Philadelphia Flower Show and Longwood Gardens

March 6-9, 2024

The Philadelphia Flower Show is an annual event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in March. It is the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show, attracting more than 260,000 people annually. The show features large-scale gardens, elaborate landscapes, and over-the-top floral creations.

Visitors to the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show are treated to fabulous design, live entertainment, gardening how-to workshops and lectures by experts.

Join us on March 6 as we visit the Philadelphia Flower Show.

The centrepiece of your tour will be a visit to the magnificent Barnes Foundation. The Barnes Foundation houses one of the most important private art collections in the world. 181 Renoirs, 69 Cezannes, 46 Picassos, 59 Matisse, 21 Soutines, as well as innumerable Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works adorn its walls. It has been estimated that the Barnes collection is worth as much as 30 billion dollars. This astounding collection is considered to be arguably the best in the world.

During your stay you will also visit Longwood Gardens. Longwood Gardens is one of the world’s premier horticultural destinations. In spring, we experience the dazzling world of orchids as the Conservatory is transformed into a lush oasis showcasing the divas of the plant world. Longwood’s Conservatory is one of the world’s great greenhouse structures. It shelters 20 indoor gardens and 5,500 types of plants. We also allow plenty of time to stroll the outside gardens (over 1,000 acres) and tour the DuPont House.


Tour Itinerary

Day 1

At 6:30am the bus departs from Westgate Shopping Centre. A lunch stop will be made en-route. Your drive will take you through New York and Pennsylvania to Philadelphia. Expect to arrive at your downtown hotel at 5:00pm. Your hotel for the next 3 nights is the Warwick Rittenhouse Square.

Day 2

This morning you will depart for the Convention Center and the Philadelphia Flower Show. The Philadelphia Flower Show is the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event and features stunning displays by the world’s premier floral and landscape designers. You will have the full morning to enjoy the show. Tickets will be handed out on the coach.

Early this afternoon you will depart the Flower Show for the Barnes Institute. Your visit to the Barnes will include a self-guided tour with audio sets. There are no restrictions on how long you may stay, but once you leave the facility you may not re-enter. Our coach will provide shuttle service to the hotel or back to the flower show. Times for the shuttle will be provided by your guide.

Day 3

This morning you will depart the hotel for our trip to the Brandywine Valley and our guided tour of Longwood Gardens. After lunch at their café (at your own expense) we will board the coach for our journey back to Philadelphia. There are several museums in the downtown core that are worth a visit and your guide will be happy to give you directions to these museums.

Day 4

Our departure this morning will be at 9:00am. A lunch stop will be made en-route, as well as a stop at Duty Free. Expect to arrive at the Westgate Shopping Centre at approximately 6:30pm.

Itinerary subject to change.

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Warwick Rittenhouse Square

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220 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 735-6000

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