Organized by Kirsty and Paige, hosted by Paige and Sean, Noble Garden Tours day trips will continue to offer the same quality experiences you’ve become accustomed to. Paige Bouzaglou is my wonderful travel agent and owner of Wandering Gosling travel agency in Red Bank. Sean Mirando is one of Colonial Nursery’s garden gurus and passionate garden educator. They are the local hosts for my US day tours, making sure everything runs smoothly on the day and you have a blast! Charles will be driving our trips as usual. A very big thank you as well to Dan who kindl
ARRIVES: 12:30pm at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square PA
DEPARTS: 7:00pm from Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens is one of the world's most celebrated public gardens renown for spectacular seasonal displays. At Christmas, Longwood dazzles with nearly a million outdoor lights creating a magical wonderland. There are breathtaking displays in the Conservatory; sing-a-longs to the Aeolian organ; outside fire pits; musical fountain displays and thousands of seasonal plants & decorations. Everything is exquisite – Longwood's attention to detail is legendary and you’ll get plenty of ideas to take home! The entire experience is unforgettable and what's remarkable is it's achieved over three days when hundreds of volunteers & staff gather to take down the Chrysanthemum Exhibition and install Christmas.
Your day starts with a pick up at Colonial Nursery with morning coffee & pastries on the bus. We are also picking up at Hope Road, Park & Ride. Please select this pick up on your booking form. With everyone on board, we head south to Pennsylvania and the world celebrated Longwood Gardens. On arrival receive your ticket and Christmas map. There is a tremendous amount to see and the day is left open for you to experience Longwood your own way.
Lunch - is not included in your ticket. There are great eating options at Longwood - take a look here. The restaurant 1906 is beautiful and while you may be fine just to walk in, bookings are recommended. Book online here.
Outdoor lights go on at 3:30pm
Making the best use of your time.. in the past many guests have found mid afternoon lunch works very well. When you first arrive, visit the Conservatory, have lunch then afterwards head outside to see the outdoor light show. We leave Longwood at 7pm and by 5pm queues to the cafe and restaurant are very long. So my other tip is to grab a take away snack early at the cafe, or enjoy a hot drink or snack at one of the dining pop ups in the garden.
Please note there is quite a bit of walking on this trip. If you do require a wheelchair, they are available on request at the group entrance. They cannot be booked in advance, however Longwood have plenty of chairs and as we’re visiting on a Monday, this shouldn’t be a problem.
Getting to Colonial Do not use the GPS - it will put you on the Parkway. Coming from Red Bank or Half Mile Rd: continue along West Front St. Go over the military road and train tracks and the entrance is on your right. Coming East from Holmdel or Colts Neck: continue along West Front St. Go through Middletown-Lincroft Road and keep going until you see the Parkway going overhead. The entrance is on your left just after the parkway. Look for Dan’s new large wooden signs! Call 732-530-3838 for directions.
Includes: Paige Bouzaglou & Sean Mirando as your hosts for the day; Charles as your driver; transportation on luxury Academy bus with restroom; wifi & power outlets; driver tip; admission to Longwood Gardens and all garden access; destination talk on the ride there; morning coffee & pastries; bottled water.
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Payment is by check or cash.
Checks are made out to 'Paige Bouzaglou' and sent to PO Box 8472 Red Bank NJ 07701
Bookings are confirmed by email.
Tickets are refundable up to one month prior to the tour. After this date, there is no refund on tickets if we cannot fill the spot.
All inquiries regarding the day please call Paige on 347-834-6818 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>