Package Includes: First Class Motor Coach Transportation* 4 Nights Hotel Stay* 4 Hour Guided Tour of Fords Theater and City* Capitol Tour* White House Tour* 911 Pentagon Memorial* Ford's Theater* Arlington Cemetery with Tram* Smithsonian Museums* 4 Breakfast* 1 Boxed Lunch* Tour of Iwo Jima, Lincoln, Korean, Viet-Nam, Jefferson, FDR, and MLK Memorials* Parking Fees* Services of Emerald Tours Manager
Come join Emerald Tours on our journey to Carter’s Orchids. We will learn pottery and learn how they grow the Orchids among other plants (house plants also).Bill Carter and Owen Holmes began selling orchids as cut flowers in the years following World War II when corsage flowers were in great demand for Valentine's Day, Easter, and Mother's Day. As lifestyles became less formal in the 1960's and the demand for cut flowers decreased, they began producing orchids for home growing. They started hybridizing orchids in the 1950's and developed their own modern laboratory for seed and tissue culture in the 1970's. The hybridizing program has resulted in worldwide recognition for Carter & Holmes as a source for outstanding orchids - in particular, art-shade Cattleyas. Today, they ship orchid plants of many genera to hobbyists and commercial growers throughout the United States and to many countries around the world.
We will also do The Spirit of Lake Murray Cruise that is conveniently located at Hollow Creek Marina on Highway 378 in Lexington County. August is the Season for the Purple Martins!! The Purple Martins are a migratory bird about the size of an adult human hand. They flock in mass numbers to Bomb Island most summers. Over 750,000 Purple Martins have been reported at Bomb Island, Lake Murray during peak season. Enjoy a beautiful sunset and Dinner as the Purple Martins flock back to Bomb Island. After our fun-filled day learning all about orchid’s, many other plants, and taking a dinner cruise we will head for home.
|First Class Motorcoach Transportation|
|Carter’s Orchids with lunch included|
|Dinner Cruise on Lake Murray|
|Services of Emerald Tours Manager|