You are invited to visit Virginia in 2015 to attend the National Daffodil Convention at Williamsburg, from April 9th through 12th.
We will be in the Fort Macgruder Hotel and Conference Center a premier lodging choice for family travelers and meeting attendees visiting history- rich Williamsburg, Virginia. Encircling an authentic, Civil War-era redoubt, the Hotel’s location is within blocks of Colonial Williamsburg’s “Largest Outdoor Living Museum” and the College of William and Mary, Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. The Hotel is also convenient to the area’s popular outlet shopping centers and is a short drive to historic Jamestown and Yorktown.
A beautiful daffodil show, spectacular garden tours, and featured speakers are being planned for the 2015 American Daffodil Society National Convention and Show. An April 10th an optional tour of Horticulture at Colonial Williamsburg will be available. On April 11th experience the excitement of the Gloucester Daffodil Festival or tour several world class private gardens. Our final day, April 12th we will have a tour and seminars at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs as well as a tour of the Williams’ and Perrin’s gardens.
Make your hotel reservation today!
Fort Macgruder Hotel and Conference Center
6945 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA, 23185, United States
Mention “American Daffodil Society” for special room rate of $109
Special room rates are valid 3 days before and 3 days after the conference dates.
The closest airport to Williamsburg is Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport Patrick Henry Field (PHF). Other airports in the area are Richmond International (RIC) and Norfolk International (ORF).
Car rentals are available from all airports.
There are also several coach/shuttle and private car companies that serve the area. We have included one example for each airport below;
Richmond International and Norfolk International Airports
James River Transportation has a counter inside each airport.
Reserve shuttle service by telephone: 757-963-0433 or 866-823-4626 (toll free) or online: www.jamesrivertrans.com
About $95 one way from Richmond, $120 from Norfolk
Please feel free to call other local transportation options and consider coordinating a shuttle for lower cost.
Download Registration Form Here!
Download National Show Schedules Here
Tentative Schedule for 2015 Convention and Show Events
Wed, April 8th
Registration desk opens
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Judges School III
Thurs, April 9th
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Judges School III
Registration desk open
3:00 PM – 9:00 PM Photographic exhibits received
3:00 PM – 11:59 PM Daffodil staging
Friday, April 10th
12:00 AM – 9:00 AM Daffodil staging
Load bus for Optional bus tour of Horticulture at Colonial Williamsburg (lunch on your own)
Judges and Clerks Coffee
Judging the Daffodil Show
Daffodil Show Open to the PUBLIC after Judging is complete
Judges and Clerks Lunch
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM ADS Outgoing Board Meeting
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM First Timers Reception
Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting
Saturday, April 11th
Optional Breakfast before judging refresher
Judges Refresher on “Exhibiting and Growing Species Daffodils” by Kathy Andersen and Kathy Welsh
9:00 AM – 10:00 PM Daffodil Show Open to the PUBLIC
Load bus for Optional bus tours (includes box lunch)
- Gloucester Daffodil Festival followed by tea at the Herbert’s hillside daffodil garden
- Tour of Pinkham Garden and the Harper garden, both world class private gardens
4:00 – 5:00 PM Incoming ADS Board Meeting
Bulb Auction following ADS Board Meeting
Evening Banquet with speaker, Carlos Van der Veek,
Help break down the Daffodil Show
Sunday, April 12th
Optional Breakfast before bus tour
Load bus for visiting Brent & Becky’s Bulbs as well as the Williams’ and Perrin’s gardens. (includes box lunch)
7:00 – 8:00 PM Cash Bar
8:00 PM Dinner: Keynote Speaker Felder Rushing, is a 10th-generation American gardener whose colonial and pioneer ancestors settled across the Southeast.