Daisies. Sunflowers. Roses. Every flower has its own original scent as well as its own unique color and meaning. For 184 years, the Philadelphia flower show has housed exotic and native plants and flowers in a huge indoor-garden event. There are available shows that include March 2nd (11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.), 3rd (8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.), 4th (8:10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.), 9th (8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.) and 10th (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.).
More than 260,000 people attend the event every year. Not just a flower show, the main event is the competition between the owners of the plants, which are rated by judges every day of the event. There are 60 different prizes for which the plant owners can compete.
Plenty of workshops are available at the flower show, open to those who are not competing. Festivities include a floral designs workshop, live entertainment, gardening how to’s and stalls where you can buy different plants or seeds. Every year, there is an official theme that ties all the stalls together. This year, the theme is British culture and charm. One thing that doesn’t change is the black tie event at the preview of the show, which is open to those who are part of the club that hosts the show.
Besides the actual flower show, a number of theme nights are held, like “wedding Wednesdays,” for brides-to-be, and bigger occasions like “family day.”
The flower show will take place from March 2 -10. For students, the ticket prices are lowered to $20. General admission is $27. The Philadelphia flower show is a great start to the spring season. The show is held at the Philadelphia Convention Center at 12th and Arch streets.
Sources: theflowershow.com, visitphilly.com, en.wikipedia.org