Flower Show
Northern Virginia Azaleas

Post Convention Options

Monday, May 4, 2009

For those who are able to extend their stay an extra day, we have several unpublished tour options available. In addition to open gardens in the area that that people will be able to visit, we wish to announce two other exciting options. There is no fee for these events and we are not providing any transportation arrangements. People will have to drive themselves or arrange carpools. Unfortunately, since both activities are on the same day, it will not be possible to do both. However, we need to know interest well in advance of the convention to make the appropriate arrangements.

Pentagon Tour

Dave Nanney will host a post convention tour inside the Pentagon at 1:00 PM on Monday, May 4. Dave has worked at the Pentagon for the past 41 years and he has offered to arrange special tour conducted by the Pentagon Honor Guard, followed by a tour of the outside Pentagon Memorial dedicated last September 11. Check out the excellent Memorial web site for more details:

    Pentagon Memorial

People must contact Dave directly to be considered for this tour. It is not something that can be done at the last minute since he must submit names of attendees to security guards well in advance of the event. For more information:

    Dave Nanney: dnanney@cox.net

U. S. National Arboretum Tour

Although the U. S. National Arboretum is open for visitors every day from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, if there is enough interest among convention attendees for a private tour led by Ms. Barbara Bullock, Curator of Azalea Collection, on Monday, May 4, please let our registrars know. The Azaleas should be in peak bloom at that time. Remember, people will not be able to do both the Pentagon Tour and the Arboretum tour. For more information about the U.S. National Arboretum, check out their website:

   U. S. National Arboretum: www.usna.usda.gov

Azalea Society of America   -   Northern Virginia Chapter