Bus Trip


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Organized by the Friends of the Wadsworth Atheneum

Take a day trip with the Wadsworth to experience the magic of spring at the NY Botanical Gardens during The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope.

The dazzling floral creations of Jeff Leatham, famed artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris and floral designer to the stars, returns for The Orchid Show’s 19th year. Leatham’s bold and colorful vision unfolds through captivating installations and designs, creating a color experience and visual effect like the turn of a kaleidoscope in the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. This horticultural spectacle features thousands of dramatically displayed orchids in every shape and size.

Your Garden & Gallery pass gives you access to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and the NYBG’s 250 acre campus. Explore at your leisure with the help of NYBG’s Tram Tour.

Lunch on your own at either of the NYBG’s two dining venues, The Pine Tree Cafe or at the farm-to-table Hudson Garden Grill restaurant (reservations are recommended).

Proof of vaccination required and masks must be worn at all times on the bus. Once at the NYBG, face masks are not required on the premises.


$115; $105 members: includes transportation, admission, and gratuities

All reservations must be made by mail and will be filled on a first come, first served bases. Please complete and mail the reservation form with payment and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Reservation confirmation will be mailed when the tour has a minimum of 30 participants. Your check will be deposited the week of the tour.

RSVP by April 4, 2022
Click here to download the registration form

Completed registration form, payment, and self-addressed, stamped envelope are required for your reservation. We will mail a confirmation card to you and collect the card at the bus.

Make check payable to: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Mail to: Mary King, 102 Adelaide Rd, Manchester, CT 06040


7:30am Departs Manchester Spencer St. Park & Ride (Cemetery Rd, Manchester, CT 06042)
8am Departs New Britain Park & Ride (Village Square Dr, New Britain, CT 0605)
3:45pm Departs New York

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to bus departure time.


Please note that bus transportation does not allow for social distancing, and all participants must wear a face mask at all times while on the bus. Food and drink are prohibited on the bus.


If the tour is full, you will be notified that you are on a waiting list. Your check will be held until the tour date and then either returned or destroyed, according to your wishes.


You may cancel reservations up to twenty-one (21) days prior to the tour date. Please understand that refunds cannot be made after that date. If the tour receives too few reservations, it maybe canceled.


It is understood that participation in this trip releases the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Friends of the Wadsworth Atheneum, and any volunteers from any responsibility whatsoever for injury or death, or loss or damage of personal property sustained in connection with a trip.


It is the policy of Post Road Stage, Inc. that all passengers must disembark at all stops. No one is allowed to remain on the bus when the group is on a tour.


For further information please contact Mary King at (860)-649-5715; Kate Deasy at (860)-209-6238, kwd29@snet.net.