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The 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show

The world’s largest indoor flower show

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

Elaborate displays fill the Pennsylvania Convention Center ever year at the world's oldest and largest indoor flower show. Credit: PHS

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Dates:
March 5-13, 2016

Explore America

The annual PHS Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center is the world's oldest and largest indoor flower show.

Attracting more than 260,000 visitors each year, the Flower Show features incredible large-scale floral displays, elaborate gardens and over-the-top floral creations. Now in its 188th year, this year's Flower Show is celebrating the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service. From Yellowstone to Yosemite to our own local Valley Forge, Explore America will take visitors through acres of displays inspired by iconic parks.

In addition to amazing floral and foliage designs, the Flower Show hosts a variety of special events each year, including live entertainment, demonstrations, gardening workshops, parties and more.

Proceeds from the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show benefit the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, including the City Harvest program which feeds more than 1,200 families per week during the growing season.

Reasons to Visit the Flower Show

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show was recently awarded with the Grand Pinnacle Gold award from the International Festivals & Events Association’s annual competition, which includes the world’s top festivals and events.

Last year, we put together a few of our top reasons why you couldn't miss the show, and you can expect a similar feature for 2016 to be released soon!

Top reasons to visit the flower show

Insider Tip

Beat the crowd with early morning VIP access to the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show starting at 8 a.m. from March 7-11. For details, click the button below.

VIP Flower Show Tours

Sneak Peek

Get a sneak peek of the 2016 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show in the short video below:

Flower Show Highlights

Black Tie Preview Party
Friday, March 4
Come dressed to impress, and take advantage of this opportunity to experience the beautiful designs and displays of the Flower Show before it opens to the public. Proceeds to the ticketed, black-tie fundraiser will benefit the greening initiatives of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Best in Show awards will be presented to the top floral and landscape designers, and live music, drinks and food will all be a part of the evening's festivities.

Click here for Preview Party ticket information

Wedding Wednesday
Wednesday, March 9
Brides-to-be can get wedding advice from more than 50 local experts and sample champagne during Wedding Wednesday at the Flower Show. All guests receive a complimentary gift bag. Tickets cost $50 per person and include admission to the Flower Show.

Fido Friday
Friday, March 11
What better companion to explore the National Park theme than your pup? In partnership with PAWS, Fido Friday invites four-legged and two-legged friends to experience the show together. Beginning with a 6 p.m. “Yappy Hour” at the show's pop-up beer garden, this is sure to be a unique and fun way to view this year's exhibits.

Flower Show Jamboree
Sunday, March 13
The Flower Show Jamboree features family-friendly activities throughout the day, placing kids at center stage – and we mean that quite literally. Opportunities to earn a "Junior Ranger Badge" will be followed by a swearing-in ceremony on the show's stage near the entrance of the exhibit.

More events and activities

Hours and Tickets

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show will be open:
Friday, March 4 (PHS Members' Preview): noon - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 5 (PHS Members' Preview): 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Saturday, March 5: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 6: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Mon. - Fri., March 7-11: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 12: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 13: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Tickets are available online in advance for $27 ($32 at the door) for adults, $20 ($22 at the door) for students with valid ID and $15 ($17 at the door) for children ages two through 16. A service fee of $1 per ticket is applied at checkout.

Purchase tickets online and view special offers using the button below.

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Flower Show Hotel Packages

Watch the savings grow when you book your stay at participating hotels during the Philadelphia Flower Show. Select Center City hotels are offering special rates and FREE tickets to the world's largest indoor flower show when you stay overnight during the Philadelphia Flower Show. Additional offers vary by hotel and some exclusions apply.

Click the button below to browse participating hotels and book your stay.

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History

For 188 years, the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show has enthralled visitors from around the globe with stunning displays celebrating the beauty of plants and the art of gardening.

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.

More Information

For complete programming information as well as more information on the show, click the button below.

More information on the PHS Flower Show

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