Join Your AADC Sisters for a Magical Experience at the Internationally Renowned Longwood Gardens

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Enjoy Blooms & Bamboo: Masterworks of Ikebana — the time-honored Japanese art of flower arrangement — along with masterfully grown chrysanthemums that take center stage this fall.
 Meet at Group Desk at 10:45 am;
tour begins at 11:30 am at Longwood Gardens,1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348

In addition to our Guided Group Tour, enjoy updates from AADC Vice President for Alumnae Relations Karen Lynch '79, with a special welcome from Sheridan Quarless Kingsberry '79. After the tour, enjoy lunch on your own in the cafe and spend the afternoon on the garden grounds. Stroll the magnificent gardens and then be sure to gaze up at the dazzling 1,000 bloom chrysanthemum —  a single plant —  along with once-in-a-lifetime towering Ikebana bamboo arrangements and thousands of blooming chrysanthemums throughout the Conservatory that have been crafted by national and international masters.
Note: Lunch is on your own on Saturday. Options include: The Café, which is casual and modestly priced; and 1906 Longwood, a full-serve restaurant that is more expensive, requires a reservation and cannot accommodate a large group. Smaller groups are suggested.
Make a weekend of your trip and come friends and family to enjoy many of the autumn activities that are taking place in the Brandywine Valley. For example, come on Friday, October 25, to the Journey to Freedom exhibit at the Delaware Historical Society, or The Fab Faux at The Grand, both in Wilmington, DE. After your Longwood experience on Saturday, October 26, see the Reality Reassembled:The Halloween Paintings of Peter Paone exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Kennett Square. In Wilmington, bring your costume and participate in the annual Halloween Loop Costume Ball at The Queen. On Sunday, October 27, enjoy must-see exhibits, also in Wilmington: Costuming "The Crown ," an original exhibition of exquisite fashions from the Emmy Award-winning drama of the same name; and the exhibit, Posing Beauty in African American Culture at the Delaware Art Museum. Visit for more information.