2019 Fall Forum & Daffodil Show

October 25 – 27, 2019

Hosted in Lynchburg, Virginia

Hotel Reservations | Transportation Options |
Fall Forum Registration | Schedule of Activities

The American Daffodil Society will host the 2019 Fall Forum, Fall Board Meeting (FBM), and Daffodil Show in Lynchburg, Virginia at the Hilton Garden Inn Lynchburg. The Fall Forum is an annual event that all ADS members and their guests are invited to attend with advance reservations. The event includes the ADS Fall Board Meeting, but it is intended to maximize the education and enjoyment of all members, at a very affordable registration fee.

Make your hotel reservation today!

Hilton Garden Inn Lynchburg
4025 Wards Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502

The link above will take you directly to the hotel’s reservation page. Click on the link and enter the dates between 10/25 – 10/27, 2019, select the number of Rooms and Guests, then click the “Continue” button to receive our discounted rate of $119 per night, including breakfast. Guests may also call 434-239-3006 and ask for the group block by giving the group code “ADS”.

Check in time is 3 pm and check out time is 12 pm.
Guests must present a valid photo ID at check-in.

The special room rate will be available until October 1 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. The discounted rate will be available 3 days before and 3 days after the event.


Transportation Options

  • Our hotel is less than 1 mile from Lynchburg Regional Airport (LYH) which is served by American Airlines.
  • The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to Lynchburg Regional Airport and Amtrak Train Station from 8am-10pm.
  • There is Self parking in the hotel lot.


Fall Forum Registration Form!

The Registration Form for the 2019 Fall Forum & Daffodil Show in Lynchburg, Virginia can be downloaded in either MS Word or PDF format. Please complete a separate form for each attendee and mail your completed form, including check, to our Registrar’s address indicated at the bottom of the form. -OR- Email your completed registration form to and pay online at the ADS Webstore.


Schedule of Activities

Friday, October 25

  • 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm — Registration open
  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm — Entry of blooms for flower show accepted
  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm — Entry of photos for photography show accepted
  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm — Finance and Executive Committee meetings
  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm — Judging of flower and photography shows
  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm — Cash bar open
  • 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm — Flower and photography shows open for viewing
  • 6:30pm — Dinner buffet
  • 7:30pm — Guest Speakers Jane White and Shaun Spencer-Hester will be speaking about the “Anne Spencer Garden”

Saturday, October 26

  • 7:00 am – 11:00 am — Breakfast buffet (included in room rate) open
  • 7:30 am – 11:00 am — Registration open
  • 8:00 am – 12 noon — Flower show and photography show open for viewing
  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am — Judges’ Refresher by Mitch and Kate Carney about Miniatures (all are welcome to attend; judges requesting credit register and pay $5 fee; free for all others)
  • 9:15 am – 12:00 noon — ADS Board Meeting. Non-Board members welcome to attend or visit local attractions in Lynchburg
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm — Registration for those attending only the Lunch and Learn Symposium
  • 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm — Lunch and Learn “Small” Symposium including demonstration of potting bulbs by Brent Heath and
    presentations about growing miniatures, growing daffodils in pots, and using small spaces. Results of the 25 Essential Daffodils survey will be presented.
  • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm — Cash bar open
  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm — Bulb Auction
  • 7:00pm — Dinner
  • 7:30pm — Guest Speaker: Denise McDonald, Director of the Old City Cemetery and Arboretum
  • 8:30pm — Bulb exchange

Sunday, October 27

  • 7:00 am – 11:00 am — Breakfast buffet (included in room rate) open
  • 8:00 am – 11:30 am — ADS Board Meeting and working group discussions – both Board members and non-Board members encouraged to participate.
  • 11:30am — Box lunches available before departure

Opportunities to participate in educational Symposia, Daffodil & Photography Show, the ADS Board Meeting, a lively ADS Bulb Auction, and a Bulb Swap. The 2019 Fall Forum Meeting is open to all ADS members and their guests with advance reservations.

We hope you will join us in Lynchburg, Virginia at Fall Board Meeting 2019!

Janet Hickman,
2019 Fall Board Meeting Chair