PHILADELPHIA – With the holidays in the rearview mirror, it’s time to start daydreaming about the beauty of spring and summer. The 2019 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is one way to get your summer on, this year with a view of the 1960s’ Flower Power generation. The show will pay tribute to the enormous impact of flowers on our lives with 10 acres of stunning landscapes, imaginative gardens and breathtaking floral displays.
The theme for this year’s flower show, which will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center March 2-10, is “Flower Power.” The world’s leading floral and garden designers will explore how flowers convey a wide range of emotions and messages in a universal language that transcends cultures and borders. Through imaginative exhibits, guests will see ideas such as community, healing, peace, transformation, and hope brought to life in surprising, vibrant ways.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to witness one of the world’s most prestigious floral design competitions, which hasn’t been held in the United States since 1985. The FTD World Cup 2019, an international competition showcasing award-winning floral designers representing more than 20 countries, will be held live and in full view of the show attendees. The breathtaking creations will be on display throughout the week.
Aspiring and experienced gardeners will find a host of hands-on workshops and demonstrations in the new “Home Gardener’s Hub,” including a lively “Potting Party” held daily at the Gardener’s Studio and sponsored by Subaru. Activities and exhibits throughout the Hub will address a wide range of topics and challenges that home gardeners face, while providing valuable advice and solutions they can employ in their own backyards.
Special evening events and daily attractions will pay tribute to the Flower Power-era and the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival.
Tickets are on sale now for the fabulous black-tie Preview Party, PHS’s elegant fundraiser featuring dancing and dining among the gardens on March 1, the night before the show opens to the public. On Saturday, March 2, the musical group “The Beat Tells” will bring a 1960s’ Beatles vibe to the dance floor at Flowers After Hours, the show’s opening night dance party.
Each day, guests are invited to enhance their Flower Show visit with popular experiences, including early morning tours, Butterflies Live, and Garden Tea, and create their own floral crown in the Make & Take.
The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event and features stunning displays by the world’s premier floral and landscape designers. Started in 1829 by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the show introduces diverse and sustainable plant varieties and garden and design concepts.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, founded in 1827, connects people to horticulture and collaboratively creates beautiful, healthy and sustainable communities.
For tickets and information, see theflowershow.com.
Enjoy some photos from last year’s show.