Adkins Arboretum Hosts Bus Trip to PHS Philadelphia Flower Show on March 6

The British have a word for something that’s inventive, dazzling and extraordinary. That word is “brilliant!” Join Adkins Arboretum on Wed., March 6 for a bus excursion to “Brilliant!”—the 2013 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show—and enjoy an event that glows with the majestic beauty and creative genius of Great Britain and is inspired by centuries of British culture.

The annual PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is the 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. “Brilliant!” takes visitors from royal palaces to the dark and foggy streetscapes of Jack the Ripper. The whimsy of the Mad Hatter’s tea party, the coziness of a country cottage, and the refinement of a manicured cricket club will all come together for a whirlwind tour of the UK.

Your admission ticket provides access to the Show’s finest features, including complimentary wine tastings, horticultural demonstrations, culinary presentations and shopping in the Marketplace. Tickets are $75 for Arboretum members, $95 for the general public and include transportation, tip and admission. The bus will depart from Creamery Lane parking lot in Easton at 8 a.m. and from Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely at 8:30 a.m. An additional stop near Chestertown will be added upon request. The bus will depart for home at 6 p.m.

All proceeds from the Show support the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, particularly the City Harvest program, which feeds more than 1,000 families each week during the growing season.

Registration must be received by Wed., Feb. 26. For more information or to register, visit or call 410.634.2847, ext. 0.

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, it will build the W. Flaccus and Ruth B. Stifel Center at Adkins Arboretum and a “green” entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.