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Bus trip to the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show

OAGC 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show
Bus Trip – March 3-5, 2020
3 Days – 2 Nights – 4 Meals

Get ready to plan your garden for next year! Or just marvel at the beautiful flowers and displays at the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show.

Day 1: Depart for Philadelphia with rest stops and lunch, on your own, along the way. A stop will be included at the Flight 93 Memorial. Because of the actions of 40 passengers and crew aboard one of the planes, Flight 93, the attack on the U.S. Capitol was thwarted. Dinner is included before arriving at a local hotel near King of Prussia, PA. (Dinner included)

Day 2: Today you will attend the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show, Riviera Holiday. You will quickly understand why this is America’s premier flower event. Start your day at the show and be welcomed by groves of Citrus trees. Breathe in fragrant waves of lavender inspired by the terraced gardens of Monaco. Drifts of purple and white spiked salvia, specimen succulents and, an intoxicating variety of scented geraniums, roses, rosemary and sage create a stunning mosaic that is at once picturesque and charming. Walk the esplanade of flowering arches. Become enraptured by the delightful dimension of Show gardens and dramatic accents that rise in soft meadows of horticultural perfection. Explore the allure and extraordinary plant palette of some of the world’s captivating coastal regions. Riviera Holiday beckons you to embrace your inner romantic and create a Mediterranean inspired garden of your own. This evening check into the Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center for tonight’s stay. (Breakfast included)

Day 3: Following an included breakfast, we depart early this morning for Longwood Gardens. Boasting 11,000 varieties of plants spread out across more than 1,000 acres of gardens, meadows, woodlands and elaborate horticultural displays, Longwood Gardens always has something in bloom. This afternoon, lunch is included at Shady Maple Smorgasbord before departing for home. Arrive back this evening excited to share stories of the wonderful flowers seen in Philadelphia. (Breakfast & Lunch included)

Tour Package Includes:
Round-trip Transportation via Croswell’s Deluxe VIP Motorcoach
Two (2) Nights Accommodations
Two (2) Breakfasts, One (1) Lunch, One (1) Dinner
All Admissions and Attractions as Described Above
All Taxes and Gratuities on Included Meals and Lodging and Luggage Handling
Tour Cost Per Person:
$599.00 Double Occupancy $569.00 Triple Occupancy $549.00 Quad Occupancy $919.00 Single Occupancy
For More Information or to make a Reservation, Contact Charlene Thornhill at 937-548-3417.

Cancellation Protection is available to you for $55.00 per person for double, triple, and quad occupancy and $75.00 for Single Occupancy. Cancellations with Cancellation Protection will be guaranteed a full refund up to the day before the tour departure. Cancellation Protection allows a refund on any unused portion of a tour due to illness or emergency while on the tour.
Cancellation protection may be added when you make your FINAL payment.
A $100 Deposit, per person, is due by December 1, 2019.
Final Payment by January 10, 2020.


On the road again – this time to Pigeon Forge and The Biltmore Estate!

OAGC will be heading south November 18-21, 2019 with a bus trip to visit sights around Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and also visit the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.

The first day of this 4 day – 3 night trip includes a stay at the Country Cascades Hotel in Pigeon Forge and dinner at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen in The Island Complex before exploring The Island.

Day 2 highlights include: departing for the Biltmore Estate, a special luncheon at the Deerpark Restaurant, visiting the Biltmore Winery and returning to the hotel in Pigeon Forge.

Day 3: after an included breakfast, depart for the Titanic Museum, visit the Mountain Valley Winery for a tour and tasting and a fun evening and dinner at the Hatfields and McCoys Dinner Feud.

Day 4: breakfast is included before meeting a step-on-guide and traveling to the Smoky Mountains. There will be time to explore Gatlinburg before departing for home.

Tour cost per persons: $699/double occupancy; $629/triple occupancy; $599/quad occupancy and $949/single occupancy. A $100 deposit is needed by August 30 and full payment due by October 5.

Bus pickup locations are: Drury Inn and Suites Columbus Grove City (4109 Parkway Centre Drive, Grove City, OH 43123, 614-875-7000, Exit 100) and Drury Inn and Suites Cincinnati Sharonville (2265 E. Sharon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241, 513-771-5601, Exit 15)


OAGC sets to get ‘WILD’!

OAGC is heading to The Wilds on September 29, 2018!

Your OAGC Team is planning a WILD year, with new ideas and  opportunities galore! To jumpstart the new term, we offer you a chance to go WILD in the beautiful rolling hills of Ohio at the world reknowned WILDlife center, the WILDS!! Located about 25 minutes south of I-70, on over 9000 acres of land reclaimed from stripmines and donated by AEP as a wildlife refuge, 26 species of exotic animals roam freely. We invite you to bring your friends, families, and kids of all ages to join us for WILDly wonderful adventures. The WILDS offers several levels of tours:

1. The WILDS Safari tour: over two hours of information from your guide, in an open-sided bus, as you see firsthand the WILDlife along the trail. $25 (no meal, but picnic lunches are permitted and concession stands are available). Maximum of 30 per bus. Tour at 11 am.

  1. The WILDSIDE premium Safari: over two hours in an open truck as WILDlife management professionals drive you right up close to the animals , so you can feed and pet the WILD creatures. Limited to 8 guests per vehicle. $100, tours offered at 9 am, 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm.
  2. The Super Sunset Supper WILDlife tour: over two hours around the park in open side bus, as the management staff takes you to the Carnivore Center, where the animals are being fed Then you will be fed with a hearty full-course buffet at sunset, on the patio at the Overlook. Tour leaves at 4:30 pm. $70, buffet included.

Note: The above rates are special discounted OAGC member/guest prices, with no markup, as a service to our members. Those without paid in advance OAGC reservations will pay the regular general public ticket prices if they visit the park. A Butterfly Center and Hellbender (what’s that?!?) Center are open FREE of charge until 6 pm. Send ticket order with

Name, Email Address, Region Number, Phone Number and which tour:
_______ Wilds Basic Safari Tour @ $25 each = $_______

_______ Wildside Premium Safari @ 100 each = $ _______

_______ Super Sunset Supper Tour @ $70 each = $ _______

Total = $_________

Send check payable to OAGC to: Suzy Parker, Box 802, Syracuse, OH 45779.

Questions? Email Suzy at or call 740-992-5555 or 740-508-2494. Registration deadline is September 11, 2018.