Let’s Grow!
Enjoy Philadelphia history, gardens, and delicious food

You can join us for two wonderful trips to Philadelphia gardens, historic sites and food destinations, including the “Fairy Cottage” in the Enchanted Woods at Winterthur Museum and Gardens in Wilmington, Delaware. (GoodSeed Farm photo)
GoodSeed Farm is hosting two terrific tours to Philadelphia this fall: the Philadelphia Garden Tour and the Philadelphia Food & History Tour.

We’re inviting Ohio gardeners to join us for either of these wonderful getaways; if you love excellent food, beautiful gardens, and American history you need to act quickly to reserve seats on one of these trips.

Between Sept. 13 and 16 we’ll be touring three of the country’s most beautiful gardens.

Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania has an elegant five-acre conservatory surrounded by elegant gardens, water features and DuPont family history.

The world-famous Winterthur Museum and Gardens, a few miles away in Wilmington, Delaware, features a 275-room mansion filled with furniture from all over the world, the Campbell Soup Tureen collection, and a thousand acres of gardens and grounds.

Nearby on historic Route 1 is another treasure, the Brandywine River Museum with its collection of Wyeth family paintings and other contemporary art. The house and studio of “Treasure Island” illustrator N.C. Wyeth, right around the corner, is also on our tour.

These gardens are the centerpiece of a four-day trip to Philadelphia, along with wonderful meals at Longwood’s 1906 Dining Room and the historic Dilworthtown Inn.

This trip will depart from GoodSeed Farm on Thursday, Sept.13, and return Sunday, Sept. 16. Would you like to come along? E-mail us for details, or call Croswell tours and ask about tour #G30644.

Our second tour, Oct. 10 through 13, will feature historic Philadelphia landmarks and our favorite foodie destinations in the City of Brotherly Love.

Tour the National Constitution Center, see the multimedia show “America Rising”, visit the Liberty Bell, the Philadelphia Bourse, Carpenter’s Hall, Independence Hall, Eastern State Penitentiary, and other historic sites.

Philadelphia is a beautiful city. We’ll see historic beautiful Fairmount Park, Old City, Jeweler’s Row and the Tiffany mosaic at the Curtis Center.

For food lovers, we’ll have meal stops at Reading Terminal Market with over one hundred food stalls and eateries, Termini’s Bakery in South Philly, and the historic Italian Market on 9th Street.

Dine with us at historic City Tavern (est. 1773) on Headhouse Square in Old City, and at Dante & Luigi’s Corona Di Ferro, rated the #1 Italian restaurant in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine.

GoodSeed Farm’s Philadelphia Food & History tour departs from GoodSeed Farm on Wednesday, Oct. 10, returning Saturday, Oct. 13. E-mail us for details, or call Croswell tours and ask about tour #G30608.

These are travel adventures we’re really looking forward to!

Become our traveling companions for these and more wonderful Philadelphia tours we have planned for future years.

For complete details and tour itineraries, check out the “Bus Tours” page at www.goodseedfarm.com.

Steve Boehme is the owner of GoodSeed Farm Country Nursery & Landscape, located on Old State Route 32 three miles west of Peebles. To e-mail your landscaping questions or subscribe to this column online click “Contact Us” from their website at www.goodseedfarm.com or call (937) 587-7021.