2023 Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip
This March the 2023 Philadelphia Flower Show returns indoors and OAGC reinitiates group trips. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Horticulture Society, “The Philadelphia Flower Show theme, ‘The Garden Electric,’ is meant to encompass the feeling of magic, celebration, and awe we get when we encounter gorgeous flowers and gardens. We are creating a truly immersive experience for guests centered on bold, eccentric, vibrant color pairings, and an element of surprise that will ignite a sense of wonder and excitement in our guests” said PHS’s Director of Design, Seth Pearsoll.
“The Garden Electric!” runs from March 4 – 12, 2023 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. From the dazzling array of colors, unique shapes and textures, and rich fragrances of gorgeous floral displays and gardens come feelings of excitement and celebration. We’ve all experienced that spark of joy that comes while giving or receiving flowers. This year’s theme brings the electrifying presence of today’s most dynamic designers of floral arrangements, lush gardens, and landscapes to visitors from around the world.
OAGC, Inc is sponsoring the 2023 bus trip, departing from central Ohio on Sunday March 5th and returning Tuesday March 7th. The tour includes: round-trip transportation via Barons Bus motorcoach, 2 nights’ accommodations directly across the street from the Convention Center, two breakfasts at Convention hotel, a full day admission to the flower show, and all taxes and gratuities. Snacks and beverages will be available on the bus. This special tour costs: $520/person double occupancy and $775/person single occupancy. The bus capacity is 54, so reserve your spot early in order to join us.
With the exception of two Convention hotel breakfasts, meals are on your own. The bus will stop in route to Philadelphia and on the return home for a meal break. While in Philadelphia you will have many eating options to include the Convention Center itself, walking distance to the Reading Terminal Market, Chinatown Square, or you can head away from the Convention Center to some of the city neighborhoods.
In addition to a day at the flower show, you can purchase online tickets for early morning tours — two hours on the Show floor with an experienced tour guide ahead of general public hours. Then continue to enjoy the full Flower Show after your tour. Or you can purchase tickets to flowers after hours. Drink, eat, and dance among the beautiful exhibits. Enjoy the night with great tastings and incredible live music. See PHS Philadelphia Flower Show (phsonline.org) for more details.
Cancellation prior to February 5, 2023 qualifies for a full refund. On or after February 5, 2023 cancellation will qualify for a refund minus $100 administrative fee and any non-refundable fees paid out on your behalf.
March 5, 2023: Starts when we board Barons Bus and depart from Worthington, Ohio. Rooms have been blocked at the Crown Plaza North Hotel in Worthington for those who wish to be ready for departure the next morning. Hotel reservation details can be found on the Registration form. That evening we’ll check into Home 2 Suites Hilton across from the Convention Center for a two-night stay.
March 6, 2023: Spend a full day visiting the Flower Show, the nation’s largest and the world’s longest-running horticultural event, featuring stunning displays, and over 150 Marketplace Vendors.
March 7, 2023: Following breakfast we will depart for home, arriving where we started in Worthington.
Be sure to join us as we get back on the road again!
Bus pick-up will be at 7am, March 5, 2023. Cars may park in the back parking lot of the Crown Plaza North, 6500 Doubletree Ave., Worthington, OH 43085 Those wishing to stay overnight the night before departure may stay at the Crown Plaza North where a block of rooms has been reserved. Rooms must be booked prior to February 11, 2023 for the special rate. Call the hotel directly (614-885-1885) and say you are with OAGC to get a special rate of $112/plus taxes. NOTE: Breakfast is NOT included.