Travel to Philadelphia to see a flower show? I found that puzzling, till I learned more about the Philadelphia International Flower Show, the world’s largest indoor flower show.
First of all it’s got staying power. It’s been around since 1829 (longer than Cher!). Second of all this year’s theme is Hawaii, a fully integrated partnership including the sights, sounds and magnificent aromas of our hula-happy, pineapple-scented 50th state.
And if you need another reason, the Flower Show proudly sponsors an LGBT night, tonight, Monday March 5. It takes place in a special VIP area outside Hall A, the major exhibition space from 6pm to 8:30pm. OK, count me in: I’m going to Philly!
According to their website at the LGBT night (sponsored by G Philly):
Guests will enjoy an evening of cocktails and food samplings, kicked-off by a special introduction from PHS President Drew Becher in an exclusive VIP area.
Guests will also have the opportunity to meet-and-greet with Phillip Watson, QVC garden expert and author of Pleasure Gardens, his debut book featuring more than 350 photos of gorgeous garden designs.
- LGBT night at the Flower Show
- Downloadable floor plan in PDF format
- More information about the great things the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society does with proceeds form this event and other activities. Think: “Plant One Million” (greening the city), City Harvest, (feeding people) and much more.
The Philadelphia International Flower Show facts (courtesy Pennsylvania Horticultural Society):
The largest indoor flower show in the world blooms in Philadelphia every March at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The country’s premier landscape designers and florists are featured and turn 10 acres of exhibit space into a floral fantasy world with exotic plants and eclectic designs.
ORIGINS: The Philadelphia International Flower Show has been a Philadelphia tradition since 1829. The Show has evolved from a gathering of professional growers showcasing their prized plants to the largest and oldest indoor flower show in the nation.
LOCATION: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA, 19107