Groups offer bus trips to Philadelphia Flower Show March 5, 7

Garden organizations, senior agency among sponsors
February 13, 2018

The 2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is set for Saturday, March 3 to Sunday, March 11, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch streets, Philadelphia. This year’s theme, Wonders of Water, will celebrate the beauty and life-sustaining interplay of horticulture and water. America's leading floral and garden designers will create tropical jungles, temperate forests, native woodlands and arid landscapes, showcasing the astounding plants that thrive in each environment, from exquisite orchids and flowering vines to luminescent desert blooms, and even including a modernistic 25-foot waterfall.

Started in 1829 by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the show introduces the newest plant varieties, garden and design concepts, and organic and sustainable practices. For show details, call 215-988-8800 or go to

Lewes in Bloom is organizing a bus trip to this beautiful and educational show Wednesday, March 7. The bus will depart from the Weis Market parking lot at the Villages of Five Points, Lewes, promptly at 9 a.m., and anticipated return time is 6 p.m. The cost is $70 and includes bus fare, show ticket and tips. Contact Dennis Crawford at 302-827-4876 or for further information.

St. Jude the Apostle’s Garden Committee will also be offering a bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show Wednesday, March 7. The bus will leave St. Jude at 10:45 a.m. and will depart Philadelphia at 6 p.m. Cost is $65 and includes bus fare and show ticket. For reservations, call Jean Stewart between 8:30 a.m. and noon, Monday to Thursday, at 302-644-2890.

The CHEER Travel Club will sponsor a bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show Monday, March 5. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. from the Warren L. and Charles C. Allen Jr. CHEER Community Center at the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown. It will return at approximately 6 p.m. Cost is $55 per person. Participants eat lunch on their own. For more information or to make a reservation, call Robin Greene at 302-515-3063. All proceeds benefit the services of CHEER Inc., a nonprofit whose mission is to promote healthy and active lifestyles for seniors in Sussex County.