American Rhododendron Society

Rhododendrons in Pennís Woods

ARS Eastern Regional
Fall 2009 Conference
October 22-25, 2009

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At The Inn at Chester Springs, 815 North Pottstown Pike (Rt. 100), Lionville, PA 19341


The conference committee has reserved a block of rooms at a special rate from Thursday, October 22, through Sunday, October 25. The conference room rate is $109 per day plus tax for one or two guests. Pay $10 for additional guests in same room. You must contact the Inn at Chester Springs directly. Be sure to ask for the ARS special rate. To be guaranteed the ARS conference rate, the Inn must receive your reservation by September 22. Free parking is available. Note: make your reservations as early as possible.

A2Z Airport Shuttle

The shuttle service from Philadelphia airport is A2Z Airport Shuttle. Reservations are suggested 12 hours prior. Fare is $40 cash or $45 Credit Card each way. Phone: 610-644-5858 .

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• Be sure to ask for the "American Rhododendron Society" conference rate. •

To make reservations, call the hotel directly at 888-253-6119 and mention "American Rhododendron Society."

Location •
Intersection of Rts 100 & 113, Lionville, PA (just north of Exton)  map
From PA Turnpike • 1 mile south of PA Turnpike (Downingtown Exit 312) on Rt 100
From US 202 • 5 miles north of US 202 (Exton Exit) on Rt 100
From PHL/I-95 • 34 miles (1 hour) from Philadelphia Airport (via I-95 south, US 322 west, Rt. 100 north)

Nearby Attractions and Distance

13 miles / 20 min.
16 miles / 30 min.
Bartram's Garden
36 miles / 50 min.
20 miles / 37 min.
16 miles / 29 min.

Amish Country - PA Dutch in Lancaster County (27 miles, 40 minutes, to Intercourse).

Bartram's Garden - America's Oldest Living Garden (36 miles, 50 minutes).

Brandywine Museum - Three Generations of Wyeth Art (16 miles, 30 minutes).

Brandywine Valley Wine Trail - Wineries at 7 locations in the Brandywine Valley.

Chanticleer Gardens - "Greatest Garden of the Philadelphia Region" (17 miles, 28 minutes).

Jenkins Arboretum - Rhododendrons, Azaleas & other Ericaceous Plants (13 miles, 20 minutes).

King of Prussia Mall - America's Second Largest Mall (17 miles, 22 minutes).

Longwood Gardens - World's Premier Horticultural Showplace (16 miles, 29 minutes).

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania – The Official Arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (28 miles, 37 minutes).

Mt. Cuba Center - Regions Finest Wildflower Gardens. Reservations. (26 miles, 45 minutes).

Philadelphia Premium Outlets - 150 Famous Maker Outlet Stores (16 miles, 40 minutes).

QVC Studio - Free admission but reservations are required (9 miles, 15 minutes).

Simon Pearce Glass - Hand-Made Glass and Restaurant (15 miles, 23 minutes).

Tyler Arboretum - Home of Wister Rhododendron Collection (18 miles, 34 minutes).

Valley Forge National Park - Site of Washington's Winter Encampment (16 miles, 23 minutes).

Welkinweir - Autumn is ablaze maples, gums, and franklinias. (10 miles, 16 minutes).

Winterthur Museum - Delaware's Largest Museum (20 miles, 37 minutes).

Addresses & Phone Numbers of above Attractions (PDF)

Hosted by District 8:

Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Lehigh Valley Chapter
Pine Barrens Chapter
Susquehana Valley Chapter
Valley Forge Chapter

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