2022 National Convention

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The Northeast Region is delighted to announce that they will be hosting the American Daffodil Society’s National Convention at the Wyndham Gettysburg in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania from April 29 to May 1, 2022.

Hotel Reservations | Transportation to Hotel
Convention Registration | National Daffodil Show
Schedule of Events

Our convention hotel Wyndham Gettysburg is a retreat to a sprawling lodging, dining and entertainment campus near the heart of one of America’s most historic and beloved cities. This charming, family-friendly hotel features beautifully appointed, stately rooms and suites, farm-fresh cuisine, and easy access to Gettysburg’s historic monuments and sights.

Shop for delicious house made snacks, treats and fun souvenirs at Getty’s Market on the first floor of the hotel. Take your pick of adventures from touring epic battlefields to wine tasting at local vineyards. Shop at the nearby Outlet Shoppes, or golf at The Links At Gettysburg. See the the latest films at the Gateway Theater, home of the largest digital screens in the country, just steps away. Don’t miss dining at our their 1863 Restaurant & Lounge with Chef Wells’ original farm to table menu or try Appalachian Brewing Company for their custom crafted beer.

Make your Hotel Reservation Today!

Wyndham Gettysburg
95 Presidential Circle
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Phone: 717-339-0020

To make a reservation, call 717-339-0020, please press Zero (0), and reference Group code 042722AME. The Online Reservation Link is currently under-development.

  • Room Rate is $136.00 for 2 Queens or 1 King, Suites $174.00, plus taxes
  • Rates guaranteed until March 28, 2022 or until block is sold out
  • Complimentary parking for all guests
  • Complimentary Wifi in Guestrooms, Meeting Rooms & Lobby.

Transportation to Hotel!

Where is Gettysburg, PA located?

Flying into Gettysburg

Historic Gettysburg does not have a commercial airport within Adams County. To reach Gettysburg by air, travelers must fly in to one of five International Airports that are close by and then take public transportation or drive the final distance (45 minutes to two hours by car, depending on the airport). Amtrak can be taken from Baltimore or Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia, PA, and then to Harrisburg, allowing for use of the Rabbit Transit transportation system. Travelers can also easily rent a car and drive or secure private transportation from one of our transportation partners

Getting to Gettysburg from Local Airports

From Philadelphia International Airport: PHL (118 miles away)

From Harrisburg International Airport: MDT (36 miles away)

From Baltimore-Washington International Airport: BWI (55 miles away)

From Ronald Reagan Washington Airport: DCA (78 miles away)

  • On-Airport rental car counters are located on the first floor of Terminal Garage A. If you are a rental car club member, proceed directly to the 2nd or 3rd floor of Garage A to pick up your keys. You are welcome to use Kayak or AutoSlash to make your car rental reservation for the DCA airport.
  • Directions by car

From Washington Dulles International Airport: IAD (78 miles away)

2022 Convention Registration Form!

The Registration Form for the 2022 National Convention in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 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  title= and pay online at the ADS Webstore.

March 24, 2022 is the cut-off for discounted early-bird convention registration. The deadline for registration is April 15 2022! There will be no onsite registration. Cancellations will be handled according to the ADS guidelines.

National Daffodil Show!

Currently being developed

Schedule of Events!

Thursday, April 28

  • 8:15 am – The morning begins with ADS Judging School 1. (Please reference our ADS Judging School 1 Form for additional information).
  • Morning setup for Daffodil Show.
  • 2:00 pm – Flower staging begins and continues throughout the night. Photography entries will also be accepted during the afternoon and evening.
  • Exec/Finance Meeting, location TBD.

Friday, April 29

  • 12:00 am – 9:30 am – Daffodil Show Staging during early morning hours.
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am – Judges & Clerks Breakfast & Instructions.
  • 10:00 am – Daffodil Show Judging throughout the remainder of the morning.
  • Judges & Clerks Lunch Only will be served when Judging is complete.
  • Daffodil Show will OPEN TO THE PUBLIC after judging is complete and throughout the afternoon.
  • Those not involved in judging will breakfast on your own, and then be treated to an Optional Tour of the historic Shriver House and lunch at the Farnsworth House. (Lunch at and by the Farnsworth House restaurant will be included in the optional tour price.)

    Our tour will start at the historic Shriver House Museum which is a lasting reminder of how the Battle of Gettysburg affected the residents of this south-central Pennsylvania town. The fully restored home of George Shriver is one of the most visited sites in Gettysburg. To enter the house today is to step back in time to see what life was like before the Civil War altered the Shrivers’ lives forever.

    In 1860, as serious talk of a Civil War was captivating the country, George and Hettie Shriver were building their new residence/business in Gettysburg. The family would occupy the finely appointed first and second floors. The lower level would house George’s business, Shriver’s Saloon & Ten-Pin Alley. The two-lane ten-pin bowling alley was situated in an enclosed structure to the rear of the house. In 1996, after sitting abandoned for nearly thirty years, the Shrivers’ home was privately and meticulously restored to its 1860s appearance.

  • Following the Shriver House tour our group will walk down the street to the historic Farnsworth House which also endured the battle and is now a restaurant whose menu is reminiscent of the era.

    The Farnsworth House is named in honor of Brigadier General Elon John Farnsworth, who led an ill-fated charge after the failure of Pickett’s charge, claiming the lives of Farnsworth and 65 of his men. The original part of the house was built in 1810, followed by the brick structure in 1833. The house sheltered Confederate sharpshooters during the three-day conflict, and more than 100 bullet holes pock the walls. Following the battle, the house served as a hospital.

    For a dining experience reminiscent of the Civil War era, their Meade and Lee dining rooms offer Pennsylvania Dutch and period fare served by period dressed servers. The family friendly Sweney’s Tavern features a vast collection of props from the movie, Gettysburg. The garret (attic) holds a personal collection of Civil War artifacts. The Farnsworth House has won many awards and recognition over the years.

  • After lunch at the Farnsworth House, time will be allowed for a bit of shopping in town before the bus returns to the hotel.
  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – ADS Outgoing Board Meeting
    Auctioneer, Janet Hickman of Lynchburg, VA. Grab your favorite libation and join us for a lively and fun auction of some very desirable daffodil bulbs! This auction will include a variety of seedlings still under number, newly registered rare bulbs, and exceptional varieties. ADS trusts you will be very generous in all your bids as you support our work as a nonprofit, educational organization!
  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – The ADS Bulb Auction will be followed by a social reception/cash bar, dinner, and General Membership Meeting. The evening is capped off by the Show Awards presentations!

Saturday, April 30

  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am – Saturday will begin with an Optional Hybridizers’ Breakfast. This will honor the late great amateur hybridizer Dr. Bill Bender. He personally held the first ever hybridizaers’ breakfast at the Memphis Convention in 1980, inviting all the hybridizers he knew—and paid for all nine of the meals. Special speaker at this event is Elise Havens from Oregon.

    (Please note: Only registrants who pre-paid for the optional Hybridizers’ Breakfast are invited to attend this event. All other guests, Breakfast is on your own.)

  • 9:45 am – 10:45 am – Judges’ Refresher presentation
    Richard Ezell with Anne Donnell Smith and Richard Ezell: “Conflicts and Problems that Arise During Judging”. All are welcome to attend; judges requesting credit please register and pay $5 fee; free for all others.
  • Pickup your box lunch as we board buses for a short drive to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center where we will start with the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience.
    The starting point for your Gettysburg visit is the stage-setting film “A New Birth of Freedom” providing an introduction to the personalities, stories and sites you’re about to experience. Then, you’ll stand in the middle of the fury of Pickett’s Charge, feel the fury of Pickett’s Charge all around you with the light and sound show of the iconic Gettysburg Cyclorama. Spend some time exploring the museum and the bookstore.
  • After our stop at the Museum, we re-board the buses and welcome a Licensed Battlefield Guide who will provide the narrative for your 2 hour tour of the battlefield.

    • We step onto hallowed ground and enrich our experience as our bus makes stops at some of the battlefield’s most legendary locations.
    • We’ll get more than just the facts, as we gain an insightful picture of the personalities, places and events at the Battle of Gettysburg.
    • Interact with iconic landmarks such as Little Roundtop, Devils Den, Cemetery Hill, The Angle and Copse of Trees. Understand what happened here and the impact the battle and its aftermath has on our lives today.

    For three days in 1863, Union and Confederate forces met here on the fields, hills and ridges of Gettysburg in the turning-point battle of the American Civil War.

    Today, the 6,000-acre battlefield includes more than 1,300 monuments, markers and memorials to tell the story of the battle and the men who fought here. Through preservation efforts, the historic battlefield landscape looks very much like it did in 1863. It continues to serve as an everlasting symbol of courage, remembrance and reconciliation.

  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – After we return from our battlefield tour, there will be a social reception/cash bar, and dinner. Following dinner we will have a dramatic presentation “Women of Gettysburg 1863” with Lisa Dupuya a professional actress.

Sunday, May 1

  • Breakfast is on your own.
  • 8:00 am – Sunday begins with “The Art of Turning Daffodils Around.” with Michael Berrigan. Michael has been growing daffodils for over thirty years, and has been showing flowers for the last 28 years. He has also traveled the world to learn more about daffodils and their characteristics. After acquiring daffodil bulbs from his many daffodil friends in the southern hemisphere, he has learned the art of turning daffodils around in his garden. Micheal will share his unique knowledge and skills of working with daffodils from multiple hemispheres.
  • 9:00 am – Our next presentation will be “How to Be a Great Beginner” with Clay Higgins. A focused grower, exhibitor, and hybridizer of daffodils, Clay Higgins is a regular contributor on Daffnet.org and has been a mentor to many. In his presentation he will give us the cornerstones for being a Great Beginner with daffodils. These foundations plant the seeds that can lead to lifetime of joy with our favorite flower the daffodil.
  • 10:00 am – Our final morning presentation will be “Using Daffodils in Your Landscape” with Brent Heath. Brent Heath’s family has been in the bulb business for many years and he has been a great supporter of the American Daffodil Society. Brent will tell us the many ways we can use daffodils in your landscape to make your Spring garden the envy of the neighborhood. From letting daffodils naturalize and multiply freely, to mixing them with companion plants to reinforce your garden style, to playing with color schemes and creating a view for your spring garden. Brent Heath from Brent & Becky’s Bulbs will tell you how to improve and strengthen your landscape with daffodils.
  • Following brunch at the hotel we’ll board buses to tour a couple of lovely gardens and have an old fashioned garden party at Mary and Robert Darling’s. There is almost certain to be an Amazing Hat Contest. Bring yours.
  • ADS Incoming Board Meeting will be held at the old fashioned garden party.
  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – After we return from our afternoon garden party, there will be a social reception/cash bar, and dinner at the hotel. Following dinner we will have an invitation to the ADS Convention in 2023 and as a finale: Longtime ADS member, Jaydee Atkins Ager, of Georgia and Richard Ezell of Pennsylvania ~ will deliver the fun factor with colorful, enjoyable memories ~ as our final speaker. “Raconteur’ ~ a person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way”. The late Loyce McKenzie once said, Richard Ezell and Jaydee Ager are ADS’s resident raconteurs.

Additional information will be added to this page as we near closer to the convention. We look forward to seeing you in Gettysburg for the 2022 ADS National Convention. Create new adventures with the American Daffodil Society and moments that you and your friends will long remember.

Co-Chairs Mary Darling & Richard Ezell,
2022 National Convention Chair