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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:08 am 
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The LIOS is in the process of planning the field trip to Longwood Gardens on Saturday March 28th.

The cost for the trip would be $70 per person, that includes bus transportation and admission into Longwood Gardens.

If you are interested, please bring your payment to the March meeting. Make checks payable to the Long Island Orchid Society.
We need at least 20 people or the trip will be cancelled.

The bus would depart from the VFW hall in Lynbrook at 6AM on Saturday March, 28th.
There would be a possible stop in Manhattan to pick up Manhattan Orchid Society members.
It is approximately a 3 hour bus ride from Lynbrook to Longwood Gardens.

Following is the schedule of events taken from the Longwood Gardens Website:

Saturday, March 28
International Orchid Show & Sale: 9:00 am–6:00 pm

Meet the Orchid Expert: 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Guided Orchid Show Tours: 10:00 am, 12:00, 2:00 & 4:00 pm

Orchid Culture Talk "How to Mount Orchids; Advantages, Necessity and Educational Benefits" with SEPOS Member Jules Ellison, MD. This presentation places special emphasis on Oncidinae: 10:30 am

Orchid Culture Talk "Orchids Everyone Should Grow" with Mark N. Werther, SEPOS Member: 12:00 pm
Harp Music: 12:00–3:00 pm

Orchid Culture Talk "Growing Paphiopedilums (Lady Slippers) in the Home" with John Salventi, PhD from Parkside Orchids: 1:30 pm

Orchid Culture Talk "Phearless Phal. (Phalaenopsis) Culture" with Carri Raven-Reimann of OrchidPhile: 3:00 pm

Longwood has a self service cafeteria that serves lunch from 11:00 until 4:00 pm. with a selection from soup, salads and sandwiches to entrée platters and tasty desserts.

The bus would depart Longwood Gardens at 5pm and return to Lynbrook at approximately 8pm.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:20 am 
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The LIOS Trip to Longwood Gardens is on! The bus has been reserved and Longwood Gardens is expecting us.

We received 19 payments and 2 interested members for the trip at Thursday nights meeting.

I met with those members after the meeting. Since those payments will cover just the cost of the bus, we decided that we wanted to go ahead with the trip and pay for the Longwood admission ($12 pp) and gratuity ($10 pp) out of pocket on the day of the trip.

The group also decided that there wasn't enough interest to justify the stop in Manhattan. Consequently, we changed the departure time at the Lynbrook VFW Hall (LIOS meeeting location) to 7 AM and have 30 additional seats available on the bus to date.

Of course if we can still get the minimum number of people, there will not be the additional out of pocket costs.

For those of you that haven't registered and are interested in going, I will be accepting payments until we fill the bus. Non LIOS members are welcome too. Please contact me at maria@longislandorchidsociety.org if interested.

Thanks for your interest and look forward to the trip!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:35 am 
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Images from our trip yesterday to Longwood Gardens can be found at:

http://www.longislandorchidsociety.org/ ... ns_032809/

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