Join us in exploring some natural and historic locations throughout the region. We'll be traveling by Briar Bush van to popular hotspots, local favorites, and places well off the beaten path. Activity level is described in the trip notes.
Friends of Briar Bush members receive a 20% discount.
Abington Residents receive a 10% discount.
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Cancellations will be refunded 80% up to two weeks before the Great Escape; cancellations less than two weeks before will NOT be refunded.
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Spring Blooms at Winterthur
Thursday, April 16, 2020
$50 | Program #203
Winterthur is set amidst a 1,000-acre preserve of rolling meadows and woodlands. Designed by du Pont, its 60-acre naturalistic garden is among America’s best, with magnificent specimen plantings and massed displays of color. Join us to witness the early spring bloom. We’ll explore areas such as the Azalea Woods, Sundial Garden, Magnolia Bend, and Sycamore Hill to experience the beauty of bluebells, wildflowers, rhododendrons, magnolias, trilliums, and more. Spring is a great time to come and enjoy the Winterthur Garden!
Notes: Participants will meet at Briar Bush at 8:45am. The group will arrive back at Briar Bush by 5:00pm. This trip will require walking and standing over paved or uneven terrain in order to tour the museum and grounds. Choosing weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes will contribute to a great experience. Participants are responsible for dining costs. Although this program is rain or shine, this trip is subject to cancellation due to severe weather.
Due to the changing information on COVID-19, the spring trip to Winterthur is cancelled for the well-being of our participants with the possibility of rescheduling.
Spring Show and Tour at Conrad Wieser Homestead
Saturday, May 2, 2020
$35 | Program #204
The Conrad Weiser Homestead is a Pennsylvania state historic site in Berks County, Pennsylvania, that interprets the life of Conrad Weiser. Weiser was an 18th century German immigrant who served as an Indian interpreter and who helped coordinate Pennsylvania's Indian policy. He played a major role in the history of colonial Pennsylvania. Join us to explore this historic site’s buildings, monuments, gazebo, the Weiser Family Cemetery, and pond. We’ll also explore the Spring Show, hosted by Artisans in the Park, featuring jewelry, fibers, sculptures, paintings, glasswork, metalwork, and more for purchase!
Notes: Participants will meet at Briar Bush at 8:45am. The group will arrive back at Briar Bush by 5:00pm. This trip will require walking and standing over paved or uneven terrain in order to tour the homestead and Spring Show. Choosing weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes will contribute to a great experience. Participants are responsible for craft and food purchases. Although this is a rain or shine event, this trip is subject to cancellation due to severe weather.
Stay tuned for upcoming trips in Fall 2020!