Hosted by the Central Ohio Daffodil Society
Springtime in the heart of Ohio is the perfect place to enjoy “The Romance of the Daffodil!” Join the American Daffodil Society and the Central Ohio Daffodil Society in Columbus, Ohio, for the annual ADS Convention from April 11-14, 2013. The National Show will be held at the Crown Plaza Columbus North Hotel. Share our mutual passion for these magnificent flowers.
The emphasis of this year’s Convention will be using daffodils to enhance your landscape. You’ll be surrounded by Midwestern hospitality and charm while you enjoy the sights and sounds of Central Ohio. There will be speakers galore, one-of-a-kind tours and, of course, scores of daffodils.
Complete and send in your registration form today to join us in April!
To Make a Hotel Reservation:
Call (800) 996-8916), or the hotel directly at (614) 885-1885.
Ask for reservations; mention American Daffodil Society.
The special room rate is $99 (single or double), plus tax. Upon availability, this rate will be honored 2 days prior to the event, and 2 days after.
This special rate cut-off date is Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
A complimentary shuttle will be provided by the host hotel, Crowne Plaza Columbus North. It will transport you to and from the airport, as well as to destinations within a four mile radius of the hotel. The hotel provides complimentary wifi. You’ll find delightful and plentiful shopping and dining options within that area.
The Convention kicks off officially on Thursday, with registration open from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m., when staging also takes place.
During the judging on Friday, you’ll have time to enjoy an optional tour, which includes the Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden. Former Ohio First Lady Hope Taft, who initiated development of the garden in 2001, will be our guide.
Lunch is planned at the award-winning Schmidt’s Restaurant and Sausage Haus in German Village, one of several ethnic neighborhoods in Columbus. The tour will continue to Inniswood Metro Gardens in Westerville, which specializes in the enjoyment, cultivation, and preservation of nature's treasures. Friday evening, plan to attend the Convention Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting.
SCHEDULE FOR CONVENTION AND SHOW EVENTS
Thursday, April 11th
Friday, April 12th
Saturday, April 13th
10:15 a.m. Second Morning Session:
11:30 a.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. First Afternoon Session (same as 9:00 am session)
2:15 p.m. Second Afternoon Session (same as 10:15 session)
5:00 p.m. Cash Bar and Bulb Auction
Breakdown of the Show Following Dinner
Sunday, April 14th
8:00 p.m. (or so) Board the Buses to Return to the Hotel
Thank you for coming!
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