The 89th annual convention for the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs was held July 18-20 at the Roberts Centre near Wilmington, Ohio. Using the theme “Wild About Ohio”, around 185 members and guests enjoyed days of floral designs and horticulture displays, programs, door prizes and raffle prizes. A complete report of all the convention winners can be found in the Oct-Nov-Dec issue of The Garden Path.
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.
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.
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 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)
The 88th OAGC Convention was held June 25-27, 2018 using the theme, “Gardening Through the Seasons.” It was held at Deer Creek State Park Lodge and Conference Center. The full Convention write up can be found in the 2018 Oct-Nov-Dec issue of The Garden Path. Enjoy!
The following photos were taken by Vicki Ferguson.