2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show
Nothing signals the imminent arrival of spring quite like the Philadelphia Flower Show.
A staple in Philadelphia since 1829, this annual blockbuster show, the world’s oldest and largest indoor event of its kind, draws hundreds of thousands of people to Center City Philadelphia every year.
More than 250,000 people visit the Pennsylvania Convention Center each year to witness the spectacle that is the Philadelphia Flower Show.
Each year a new theme energizes participants and visitors. Recent themes have included “Wonders of Water” (2018), “Holland: Flowering the World” (2017) and “Explore America: 100 Years of the National Park Service” (2016).
Run by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), the Philadelphia Flower Show invites visitors to take in spectacular floral displays of all shapes and sizes and to take advantage of all the floral action in Philadelphia before spring comes into full bloom.
Beyond the garden displays, the Flower Show hosts a stage for a major juried competition in horticulture and floral arranging, as well as tons of gardening talks and demonstrations, special events, a sprawling indoor market and tons of food and drink options — beer garden, anyone?
The world’s largest indoor flower show showcases themed botanical displays that wow and inspire guests.
— Photo by M. Fischetti For Visit Philadelphia
Each year, a different theme inspires elaborate creations that leave visitors awestruck.
The Philadelphia Flower show brings together hundreds of florists, landscapers, designers and students who create wondrously eye-catching displays that celebrate the majesty of horticulture.
A soaring entrance garden always welcomes visitors with a spectacle, interpreting the year’s theme via an immersive display of art, flowers, waterfalls and dramatic architecture.
Shopping is a huge component of the Flower Show and more than 150 vendors set up shop on the convention center floor to peddle a dizzying array of garden furniture, hand-crafted jewelry, cut flowers, unique plants, garden tools, seeds and so much more.
The Philadelphia Flower Show is much more than a spectacular show of flowers. The more than week-long event also features a busy itinerary of parties, workshops and events.
For patrons looking to avoid the crowds, early morning tours offer the opportunity to explore the show floor before it opens to the public.
Specialty nights ranging from pet-friendly festivities to behind-the-scenes tours cater to visitors with a variety of interests.
The Philadelphia Flower show brings together hundreds of florists, landscapers, designers and students.
— Photo by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia
Attendees must present tickets for daily admission to the Philadelphia Flower Show, though several ticket package options offer big savings for people planning to visit more than once.
Gardener’s Passes include reserved seating at the Gardener’s Studio and the Designer’s Studio. Most special events and tours require additional tickets.
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Awesome attractions and activities all within walking distance of the main entrance