The Philadelphia Flower Show is Worth a Visit
The Philadelphia Flower Show happily returns to the Philadelphia Convention Center this March with a fresh look toward the future of gardening. Why should you snag a ticket and go?
Regardless of your green thumb talent, immersing yourself in the scents and scenery of this historic flower show can help chase away those end of winter blues.
First-time visitors often stop in their tracks as they enter the show. “How did they get all these trees and landscaped displays into the Convention Center?” The answer: months of planning, extraordinary design talent, and an army of experienced workers.
For the past two years, the pandemic forced the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to stage a summertime outdoor show instead of its traditional early spring event. This year’s show returns to the massive halls of the Philadelphia Convention Center.
The show’s 2023 theme is The Garden Electric. Visitors can expect a dramatic entrance before winding through groves of trees, rock gardens, floral art, and more. For those who need reminded about what a grand horticultural extravaganza this is, some of this year’s exhibits will spread over 2,000 to 3,000 square feet.
Past shows have mixed massive landscape installations with down-to-earth practical displays and workshops. And 2023 will continue this tradition with displays from non-professionals and workshops for the weekend gardener.
This is a big show. Don’t underestimate the time needed to see it all. Conventional wisdom from experienced attendees suggest making a day of it.
Deb Hosey White is an executive management consultant with over thirty years experience working for Fortune 1000 companies. She is the author of Pink Slips and Parting Gifts, a workplace novel based upon those experiences. With English ancestors on both sides of her family, Deb is a serious Anglophile and an avid traveler.
David Stewart White began his adventures in family travel as a child when he lived in Paris and traveled throughout Europe. He is the author of Let's Take the Kids to London His travel articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the Charlotte Observer, Examiner.com, AAA World Magazine, and in numerous travel websites and online magazines.
Beyond Downton Abbey — A Guide to 25 Great Houses was their first collaborative travel writing effort. They followed up with Beyond Downton Abbey Volume 2 to tell the stories of another group of great homes in Britain.