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Petal Into Spring: Brilliant! The Splendor of Great Britain

BRILLIANT! The Splendor of Great Britain
Sunday, March 3, 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.




The British have a word for something that's inventive, dazzling, and extraordinary. The word is "Brilliant!" In 2013, the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show will glow with the majestic beauty and creative genius of Great Britain, and pay tribute to centuries of inspiring, influential culture - culminating in the urbane design of 21st-century London.

Join Politics & Prose Master Gardener Jeanie Teare and Jason Gedeik, Head of Greenhouse & Design Operations at DC’s famed Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, for a day trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show, including a three-course lunch at the Chart House!

This year's theme, which is focused on the history of British gardens, is a perfect tie-in to Hillwood’s 25-acre estate filled with lush gardens. As the Head of Greenhouse & Design Operations, Gedeik manages the landscape design process, horticulture displays and the beloved cutting garden. At the show we'll be seeing many of the traditional English flowers that are grown in the cutting garden for Hillwood’s floral arrangements.

Discover what the Flower Show is all about with a fast-paced, flower-filled video.

The morning will begin at the store at 8 a.m. with coffee and pastries. The bus will depart from Politics & Prose promptly at 8:30, and will go directly to the Chart House. After lunch, we will head to the convention center, where participants will have approximately three hours to either explore on their own, or stay with others from P&P. There is room on the bus for your purchases!

Price: $165 (includes coffee and pastries at P&P before departure, lunch*, transportation, and flower show entrance).

*When registering, please choose one entrée: Chinatown Stir-Fry (vegetarian), Grilled Atlantic Salmon, or Chicken Romano.

Click here for more information about the flower show.

Trip participants will receive 20% off any gardening book of their choice between Feb. 23 and Mar. 3

Promotional Period: 
Mar 3 2013