Every year, when the grey skies of February are getting me down, I begin to notice signs for the annual Philadelphia Flower Show, which gets me thinking about Spring.
"If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney
This year's Entrance Garden features a 36-by-16-foot screen that will show the winning entries in the Flower Show short-film competition, "What is Beauty?" I love this concept so much. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society partnered with the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, asked professional and student filmmakers to submit their vision of beauty in 3 to 5 minute clips. While you enjoy the clips, you can take in the breath-taking scents of these beautiful roses. One of my favorite parts of the Flower Show, is getting that very first smell when I walk in the door.
If you are a fan of the popular Flower Show "studios", they make a return this year with real-time floral contests at the Designer's Studio; the hottest horticultural trends and techniques at the Gardener's Studio; and culinary stars on stage at the Garden to Table Studio. You also won't want to miss The Butterfly Experience (double in size since last year!) and the Make and Take Room.
At each of the exhibits, visitors can enjoy a "reel to real" experience as each of the major displays entertain and demonstrates how guests can take movie-inspired ideas form the show and use smart-gardening tips in their own homes and gardens. How fun would this be in your backyard?
This year, the popular PHS Pop Up Garden and other features will transform the Grand Hall of the PA Convention Center into the "Backlot," a movie-themed gathering space. Visitors can stroll a palm tree-lined red carpet to the Backlot, which will offer light fare, the new PHS Hard Cider and beer, while movies play on a large screen. Fun - right??
It is simply fascinating to me, how these designers so creatively interpret a movie into a floral display! So much imagination all in one place.
The 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show is sure to delight and entertain flower lovers of all ages.
Know Before You Go
Show Dates and Times: Sat 2/28 11a-9p, Sun 3/1 8a-9p, Mon 2/2 to Fri 2/6 10a-9p, Sat 3/7 8a-9p and Sun 3/8 8a-6p
Location: Philadelphia Convention Center, 12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107
For Information: www.theflowershow.com or call 215-988-8899
Ticket Costs: $32-Adult, $22 - Student, $17 - Children (2-16) (kids under 2 are FREE)
Proceeds from the Flower Show benefit the year-round programs of PHS, which is celebrating it's 187th year of gardening, greening and learning.
Drop me a note and let me know your favorite exhibit!
catch you soon -