On this bus tour we will visit Highlands Mansion and Gardens, this late 18th Century mansion is on 44 acres with a two acre formal garden. Surrounded by massive stone walls, the gardens offer a beautiful example of early 20th century estate gardening with an unusual blend of horticulture and architecture. Here we will tour the house, garden and enjoy our buffet lunch in the glassed in porch. Lunch will feature a variety of small sandwiches (wraps, pinwheels, croissants) and two side salads with dessert. Next we travel a short distance to historic WyckHouse where the Haines family lived for 9 generations. We will tour the house and small garden here. Our day rounds out with a visit to the Barnes Foundation Arboretum. Mr Barnes is well known for his art collection but we are visiting the collection of Mrs Barnes, eight miles from the Philadelphia campus. Laura Barnes dedicated herself to the arboretum which has many highlights, fern glen, magnolias and lilacs and a medicinal garden arranged according to the healing systems that use them: alleopathic, aromatherapy, Native American etc.
This is a very special day!
Monday May 14th
Depart 8:00 a.m.
Depart From Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church, corner of 300 E. Simpson and Shepardstown Road. Tour includes Sweet Remembrances afternoon snack, Buffet Lunch, all tours, driver tip, roundtrip Innovations Motorcoach Transportation. Use this phone number for emergency calls the day of the tour - 717 766 6581. We will return by 7:00 p.m.