When planning your trip, obviously, where you start from and how you choose to travel makes a big difference. But to save money on travel, we recommend you plan well in advance for the best possible savings. The key is to book early!

For your convenience, we have included the airport and hotel address, driving directions to hotel from airport, and Wilmington ground transportation information below. See special offer for Ground Transportation below.


Hotel DuPont
42 W 11th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

An American Masterpiece/ Award-winning 4-Diamond hotel centrally located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the eastern seaboard, located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, only 25 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport. Two hours from New York and Washington DC and minutes from Amtrak Station. Known for its excellent state of the art meeting facilities, famed restaurant Le Cavalier at the Green Room, and 1,200+ seat Broadway-Style Theatre – the Playhouse at Rodney Square. The hotel is minutes away from the world famous museums, gardens, and golf courses of the Brandywine Valley.

Group Block:  The Garden Center Group Fall Event 2021
Online Reservations:  Select Your Room at Hotel Du Point
Phone Reservations:  302-594-3100

SELECT YOUR ARRIVAL-DEPARTURE:  When selecting the arrival date it defaults to Sunday Arrival -Thursday Departure but Saturday is also available for arrival and you can adjust each night. You just have to click through the days to select your choice.

Group Rate:  $189 single/double
Group rate is available beginning Sunday, 8/28 through Thursday, 9/2.
Check in after 3pm; Check Out before 12pm.

Reservation Deadline:  August 12 (but we expect to fill sooner)
Complimentary WiFi, Discounted Valet Parking of $18/day
Self parking is not available this area.

Take a Virtual Tour of Hotel Du Pont here - HOTEL DU PONT 360 Virtual Tour

View the Hotel Du Pont Brochure here - HOTEL DU PONT e-brochure

Air and Ground Transportation

No matter where you're coming from, the trip to Wilmington is probably shorter than you think. With easy access to many major transportation hubs in the region, you can indeed get here from there, quickly and easily. 

By Air:  Downtown Wilmington is just 25 minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and 90 minutes from Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI).

By Train:  Most trains on the Northeast Corridor between New York City and Washington D.C., including the Acela Express, stop in Wilmington. SEPTA's commuter trains connect Philadelphia, Wilmington and Newark. The AMTRAK train station is located just blocks from the center of Wilmington, at Martin Luther King Boulevard and French Street – about .88 miles or a 17-minute walk from Hotel DuPoint. Several rental car agencies, including Avis, Budget, Enterprise and Hertz, have offices inside the train station, while Uber and Lyft just a click away. Zip Car is also available at the train stations and throughout downtown Wilmington.

By Car:  I-95 is the major thoroughfare through Wilmington with most attractions less than 20 minutes off the interstate. From the Philadelphia International Airport Hotel Du Pont is 20.9 miles (about 25 minutes depending on time of day and traffic). From the airport, get on I-95 S from Exit 12B. Follow I-95 S to W 11th St in Wilmington. Take Exit 7A from I-95 S. Continue onto W 11th St.

Ground Transportation:

Note:  Hotel Shuttle is not available to/from Hotel Du Pont. Ground transportation is available from Philadelphia International Airport with options including rental cars, limousines, taxis, hotel shuttles and public transportation. For details follow this link:

Delaware Express is offering a special Group Discount on their services:

Go to 
Click on “Airport Shuttle Reservations” located in green, (first tab on left hand side). On the next page, click on either “Group Discount” or “Group Code” in either location. You will see the Frequent User Login box. Type in group code 309038 or GARDENThen click the “Login” button next to the box. This will take you to the Discount Portal page where you can start making your reservations. For this group profile gratuities are included on all vehicle choices.

Note:  Address box is two pages forward after location box. Location box is for the city or zip code or business names only.

Please have your credit card handy. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 302 454 7800 or email [email protected].

When booking we recommend a cell phone added as first call option. If you book an arrival into Philadelphia Airport, we can text the appropriate passenger upon arrival when driver is near. The text option is a helpful feature in regards to convenience and reducing wait time. We do strive to stay number #1 in our customer service needs and services.

(Discount varies depending on vehicle type and number of people)
Town Car $94.00 each way (holds up to 3 people w/luggage)
6 Passenger Navigator $163.00 each way
10-Passenger Van $172.00 each way

The Fall Event 2021 QuickLinks:

The Fall Event 2021 - MAIN PAGE
The Fall Event 2021 - REGISTER
The Fall Event 2021 - SCHEDULE
The Fall Event 2021 - SESSIONS & SPEAKERS
The Fall Event 2021 - TOUR

The Fall Event 2021 - BEST OF WILMINGTON

The Fall Event 2021 - SPONSORS

The Fall Event 2021 - BROCHURE (Flip page with hyperlinks for viewing)
The Fall Event 2021 - BROCHURE (PDF with hyperlinks for viewing or printing)
The Fall Event 2021 - BROCHURE
 (3-Panel PDF format for viewing or to download or print)