Saturday, March 9, 2013

Philadelphia Flower Show

I went to the British-themed 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show,  “Brilliant!” It was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center March 2-10.  It spotlighted British gardens, landscapes, and London.

The scent of Roses welcomed me at the Royal palace gates which led to the shows centerpiece: a sculptural, digitally enhanced rendition of Big Ben, featuring a light and sound show every hour.

Exhibitors brought in thousands of flowers, potted-up shrubs, and many trees. Contractors constructed displays with lumber, stone work, lighting, and effects, and plumbing for fountains and waterfalls. The displays were magnificent. They celebrated Britain’s amazing landscapes and cultural icons.

I explored Britain’s culture, from the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, sunny cottage gardens to foggy London streetscapes, and the music of the Beatles.

With more than 180 vendors in the Marketplace, it was easy to find that special something.  I purchased a hat and an apron. Booths are open during Show hours. 

Proceeds from the show benefit the year-round community greening programs of PHS, including PHS City Harvest, the innovative program that provides fresh produce for more than 1,000 families in need during the growing season.

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is the nations largest indoor flower show, which blooms every March at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The show features the country’s premier landscape designers and florists, who turn 10 acres of the Convention Center into a floral fantasy world with beautiful plants and cutting-edge designs.

I had a “Brilliant” time!

The Plant Lady ~ Linda

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