October 20th, 2015
From the palace gardens of Paris to the balmy, winter-shortening tropical gardens of central Florida to Holland, Michigan’s, famous Tulip Festival, you’ll have plenty of plant-ogling choices to make in 2016.
Lowee’s Group Tours and I are putting the finishing touches on our annual series of garden tours, and next year’s lineup is both prolific and diverse.
This year we’re unveiling the whole lineup with pictures, descriptions and details at a “Travel Appreciation and 2016 Kickoff Party” on Sun., Nov. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the West Hanover Twp. Recreation Center, 628 Walnut Ave., Harrisburg.
You’re all invited to come and see what’s on tap. No obligation, no charge, and there will be door prizes and free snacks.
If you’re interested, RSVP Chrissie Kelly at Lowee’s so we have an idea of how many to expect. Call her at 717-657-9658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you RSVP, you’ll get an extra entry ticket for door prizes.
The West Hanover Rec Center is located just off Linglestown Road near Central Dauphin High School.
Here’s a quick sneak peak at the 2016 lineup…
Feb. 2-9: We’ll jet to central Florida for a 7-night, 8-day, break-up-winter trip to see six superb Florida gardens, plus a behind-the-scenes tour of Epcot’s Land Pavilion hydroponic gardens, a day trip (including boat cruise) to see Florida native plants and wildlife, and the best strawberry sundaes you’ve ever had.
March 7, 9, 10, 11: We’re doing four day trips to the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show. Next year’s theme ties into the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, so expect to see impressive display gardens of waterfalls, woodlands, blooming meadows and rustic lodges. This is one of the world’s greatest gardening spectacles, and many people go every year (including me). FYI: Most of these sell out.