2015 National Daffodil Convention

Williamsburg CourthouseYou 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.

Be a part of the “Historic Triangle” in and around Williamsburg! Read about our special daffodil show challenges, plan your pre and post-Convention Garden Flights and Tours, study detailed biographies about our convention keynote speakers, view our 2015 Convention Timeline, and fill-out our Convention Registration Form.

Please click on our “Convention Highlights & Registration”, in downloadable format, for additional information about our exciting 2015 American Daffodil Society Convention.

Make your hotel reservation today!

Fort Macgruder Hotel and Conference Center
6945 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA, 23185, United States
Phone: 757-220-2250
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 some examples for each airport below;

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport/Richmond International
Tidewater Coach
Reserve shuttle service by telephone: (757) 218-9539 or or online: www.tidewatercoach.com/NDC
$50 – Single One Way from Newport News, $95 – Single One Way from Richmond

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!

2015 ADS National Convention Registration Form

Download National Show Schedules Here

2015 National Show Schedule

2015 National Photography Show Schedule

2015 Photo entry cards

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

OR

  • 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.

Thank you for Visiting Williamsburg!

Historics Handbook

Historics Handbook
A Short Field Guide to The Most Common Old Daffodils in the Deep and Coastal Southeast. Now available from the Georgia Daffodil Society!