After what we’ve been through this winter, we all need it–spring! To be swept away by the colors of nature, to be overwhelmed with the sweet scents of flowers, herbs, and fresh grass, to hear the sounds of a woodland stream, and to be awestruck by fusion of art and horticulture. The Pennsylvania Convention Center is buzzing with activity so that one week from today, you can experience all that is ARTiculture!
In the days ahead, we’ll bring you behind the scenes of the largest show of its kind and share with you some incredible insights from our exhibitors, museum partners, volunteers, staff, and vendors as the excitement builds to the opening day. Watch as thousands of roses are prepped for display, hundreds of yards of mulch are spread to perfection, and a prized orchid is painstakingly cleaned with a small paintbrush. Learn how the entire event is a competition and what it takes to win. And finally, hear how the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society uses the proceeds from the Show to support its gardening, greening, and learning programs throughout the region.
- Purchase your tickets online. You’ll save time and money, and you can print your Flower Show tickets at home or at the Will Call booth, located at the 12th and Arch Street West entrance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
- Choose an add on. Whether it be the delight of the Butterfly Experience, the fun of the Make & Take Room, or the all-out bash that is the Preview Party, you can take your Flower Show experience to the next level with these extras.
- Consider taking the train. SEPTA brings you in just under the Convention Center, and after a short walk and a couple of escalator rides, you’re in the Grand Hall and just steps from the Flower Show! SEPTA offers a One-Day Independence Pass, which includes unlimited transportation on any SEPTA bus, trolley, subway, or regional rail train.
- Download the Flower Show app for all of the Show schedules, guest appearances, the map, and everything else you need to know. It’s available for Apple iPhones and iPads, Andriods, or click these links for the desktop and the mobile web versions.
While the calendar may say spring begins March 20, we’re going to get a jump start on it by bringing you the 2014 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show ARTiculture March 1 through 9. We can’t wait to share it with you!