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Boston Flower Show - Spring 2018


with Sue De CeSare

Calendar Mar 17, 2018 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Savor Spring: 2018 at the Boston Flower & Garden Show

Travel by bus to Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center for the Flower and Garden Show.

The Boston Flower & Garden Show is about inspiring, educating and motivating the region’s gardeners. Whether for curb appeal, backyard, kitchen, indoor, rooftop or community gardens, this is where New England’s green lovers go to discover new ideas while having fun with family and friends.

This March, as winter wanes, the Boston Flower & Garden Show’s designers, exhibitors and marketplace vendors will whet your appetite for the sumptuous joys of the season ahead. Colorful life-sized gardens, intricate floral arrangements, informative lectures and demonstrations and exciting special events will incorporate elements of the popular food gardening trend. Learn about organics, small-space gardens, homesteading hobbies, edibles as ornamentals and family-friendly spaces for outdoor dining and entertaining. Enjoy the first taste of Spring while gathering the recipes and ingredients you’ll need for this year’s successful garden.

GROUP OF 4 OR MORE $52 per person. Use Promo Code FLOWER at checkout.

Castle in the Clouds - Spring 2018


with Sue De CeSare

Calendar Jun 9, 2018 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Welcome to Tom and Olive Plant's mountaintop estate, Lucknow, built in 1913-1914 high in the Ossipee Mountain Range. Known as Castle in the Clouds since its opening to the public in 1959, the house is an unusual example of Arts and Crafts architecture in New England, expressing that aesthetic movement's philosophy of living in harmony with nature. Designed by the architectural firm of J. Williams Beal & Sons of Boston, the house not only exhibits skilled hand craftsmanship in every aspect of its interior and exterior, but also features a number of technological innovations of the early 20th century.

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GROUP OF 4 OR MORE $52 per person. Use Promo Code CASTLE at checkout.

Getting to Know Salem in the Spring - Spring 2018


with Sue De CeSare

Calendar Apr 21, 2018 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Welcome back to Salem. Now is the time to get to know a little more about Salem. We will be touring  the House of Seven Gables, then off to the Salem Witch Museum. Lunch will be on your own. You can spend the afternoon at your leisure. For those who wish to have a psychic medium,  clairvoyant, palm reader or Tarot therapist session, this is your opportunity.

House of Seven Gables - The House of the Seven Gables has an 18th century granite sea wall, and two seaside Colonial Revival Gardens. The museum houses more than 2,000 artifacts and objects, more than 40 framed works, 500 photographs and glass plate negatives, and more than 50 volumes in a rare book library. When we arrive at The House of the Seven Gables guides will greet us for an unforgettable historical experience. The House of the Seven Gables, also known as the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion was built in 1668, and is the oldest surviving 17th century wooden mansion in New England. The House of the Seven Gables inspired author Nathaniel Hawthorne to write his legendary novel of the same name. The home where Hawthorne was born was moved to The House of the Seven Gables and now lies just feet away from the mysterious mansion. When you step into the Nathaniel Hawthorne House (c.1750), you will learn about the life of the famous author.

Salem Witch Museum - Then off to the Salem Witch Museum where we will follow the history of witches, witchcraft and witch hunts through a presentation of the events of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Witches - Evolving Perceptions is a provocative exhibit which presents the ancient pagan wise woman, the stereotypical witch, modern witchcraft and the phenomenon of witch hunts.

GROUP OF 4 OR MORE $52 per person. Use Promo Code SALEM at checkout.

Maine Flower Show - Spring 2018


with Sue De CeSare

Calendar Mar 23, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

The Maine Flower Show, owned and produced by members of Maine’s horticulture industry, is one of the biggest gardening and horticultural shows in the region. With a new location and new management, the Maine Flower Show at Thompson’s Point in Portland boasts more display gardens, more exhibits, more planting and outdoor living inspiration than any local show.

In addition to the 14 display gardens, the 2018 Maine Flower Show will have 115 exhibits of plants, hardscape, arbor and garden supplies, hands-on workshops and seminars led by experts in growing and outdoor living. Growing enthusiasts of all stripes enjoy this one-of-a-kind horticultural experience each year.

Travel by train from Saco to Portland. Then we will walk to the Flower Show. You have three hours to explore the flower show before we cross the street and tour 4 Thompson’s Point. At 3 o’clock we will be visiting Stroudwater Distillery then you can go to Bissell Brothers Brewer and/or Cellardoor Winery. At 5:30 pm we will walk back to the train station and ride back to Saco.

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