Last year, I took my Mom to the Philadelphia Flower show and it was a great experience. Last year’s theme revolved around Paris in the spring and the use of flowers to depict that imagery and scenery was phenomenal. this year, I will be taking my mom to the Flower show again. This time around the theme revolves around the theme, Islands of Aloha. From March 4 to the 11th, the Philadelphia Convention Center will become Philadelphia’s own version of the Pacific islands. The Philadelphia Horticultural Society has already promised a week full of amazement which frankly, has come to be what we expect from the Philadelphia Flower show.
The Convention center will feature an experience where Visitors will be enthralled with giant wave of orchids and towering waterfalls. Showcase gardens will highlight the flowers, plants, stories, art and culture of Hawaii’s six Big Islands. Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in a traditional Hawaiian luau, featuring hula dancing, music and chants or visit a Hawaiian Village and Marketplace. Pause for a few moments to learn from the experts, who give talks on the floor of the show, or ask questions at the information booths. Be sure to shop at the Marketplace — featuring more than 130 vendors — for the perfect tool, book, plant or other garden gift.
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The Philadelphia Flower Show is deeply rooted in the history of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), which was founded in 1827. Charter members brought interesting plants to display at meetings and, eventually, to share with the public. In the 1960s, PHS took over management of the Philadelphia Flower Show, also encouraging participation by amateurs — individuals and garden clubs.
With the help of hundreds of volunteers the show raises significant funds to support PHS’s community greening programs and other civic initiatives in Philadelphia.
Free, regularly scheduled special lectures and demonstrations on horticultural topics are held in rooms near to the show exhibition hall.
Flower Show displays are kaleidoscopes of shapes and colors, many featuring pools and fountains, small statuary, topiary and other elements that appeal to kids.
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