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The Philadelphia Flower Show

In-person Program

Full Day Tour

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1CD011
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$155 - Member
$205 - Non-Member

Materials for this program

  1. COVID Guidance for In-Person Tours

Please Note: The tour departs by motorcoach from downtown Washington, DC with a designated secondary pick-up outside the city. Content delivered by the study leader on the way to the destination, after the secondary pick-up, is an integral part of the study tour experience. Meeting the group once the tour is en route is discouraged.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for participation on all tours; additionally, current CDC and Smithsonian COVID-19 guidelines (at the time of the tour) will be followed, including but not limited to masks on the bus and indoors.

Enjoy the summer breezes at the 2022 outdoor edition of the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event, the Philadelphia Flower Show. This year’s theme, In Full Bloom, explores the restorative and healing power of nature and plants and the benefits that gardening offers to improve lives. Encounter gardens at the peak of seasonal perfection and beauty that can inspire flower fans to plan (and plant) for a better tomorrow.

Horticulturist Chelsea Mahaffey, manager of Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna,  Virginia, leads the tour. A gourmet box lunch is provided. Participants purchase their own supper before departure in the evening.

General Information

  • Registration for this tour will end by 2 p.m. ET on Monday, June 13, 2022.
  • The tour meets at and leaves by bus from the Mayflower Hotel, Connecticut Ave. and DeSales St., NW, with a stop at the DoubleTree by Hilton Laurel, 15101 Sweitzer Lane at approximately 9:40 a.m.  
  • For additional tour information:
Departs Mayflower Hotel, DeSales St side
1127 Conn. Ave NW; Fringe: DoubleTree
by Hilton, 15101 Sweitzer Ln, Laurel, MD