Why you should take a road trip to The Philadelphia Flower Show this week

For just one week, the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event will take over the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

flowers in big room
Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Flower Show

As winter is officially coming to an end, it’s time to start thinking about the spring season. Typically consisting of cleaning up the garden, growing new flora and prepping for warmer days, for those looking for a little inspiration for their garden this season, head to the Philadelphia Flower Show, being held in the City of Brotherly Love through Sunday, March 8. 

In its 191st year, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will celebrate the spring season by hosting the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural-focused event inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center. From Saturday, Feb. 29 through Sunday, March 8, the convention center will be filled with rare displays of the world’s premier floral and landscape designers, competitions, gardening presentations and various special events.   

This year’s theme is Riviera Holiday, immersing locals and visitors alike in the sights, scents and tastes of the region, including plants like citrus trees and lavender brushes. With 28 exhibits, ranging in style from modern to traditional, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.  Plus, the 2020 show features five new landscape designers who are traveling from Nice, France to showcase their work. 

Throughout the weeklong affair, individuals of all ages can hear from experts in the field, learn about the most recent trends in garden work and participate in hands-on sessions to strengthen their green thumbs. For a full list of events, as well as hotel packages still available, click here.

Below, find images from previous years of the decades-old affair. // Pennsylvania Convention Center: 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; $17-$75

green plants in room
Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Flower Show


bridge with flowers
Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Flower Show


pretty flowers with water in background
Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Flower Show


blue plants hanging from ceiling
Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Flower Show

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