In Renowned rooms and gardens, we showcase botanical attractions and events, highlighting unique blooms and group offerings. Here, we take a closer look at Philadelphia Flower Show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Originating in 1829, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Philadelphia Flower Show features diverse and sustainable plant varieties and design concepts from the world’s leading garden and floral designers.
With more than 10 acres of show floor, it’s the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event, hosting gardening presentations, special events and competitions in floral arranging.
Michelle Ullman, associate director of sales with PHS, says the exhibits explore how flowers convey a wide range of emotions and messages in a universal language that transcend cultures and borders.
“Through imaginative exhibits, guests will see ideas like community, healing, peace, transformation and hope brought to life in surprising, vibrant ways,” she says.
The 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show will have a Riviera Holiday theme with inspirations from Mediterranean gardens.
“Groves of citrus trees will lead the way, providing a lush dramatic promenade. Guests will breathe in fragrant waves of lavender inspired by the terraced gardens of Monaco and see drifts of purple and white spiked salvia, specimen succulents and an intoxicating variety of scented geraniums, roses, rosemary and sage that create a stunning mosaic,” Ullman says.
Groups of 25 or more are offered a 20 percent discount. There are two-hour tours at 8 a.m. each day before the general public arrives. Visitors can pair it with the show’s Garden Tea, featuring light sandwiches, treats and an assortment of fine teas.
The next show is set to take place Feb. 29 through March 8, 2020, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Top photo: Philadelphia Flower Show
Photo by Pennsylvania Horticultural Society