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11 things to look for at the Philadelphia Flower Show


The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has released a list of its top must-see features of the 2024 Philadelphia Flower Show.

For those hoping for a memorable day at the show, which runs through Sunday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the society recommends taking in the following offerings.

1. The PHS Entrance Garden explores the theme of “Edges and Reflections” and features the show’s largest body of water ever created and vibrant floral sculptures.

2. Celebrate the Region allows guests to experience the neighborhoods interpreted as gardens, including Doylestown, Roxborough, Pennsport, the Italian Market and Spring Garden.

3. Burpee’s Pop-Up Shop is where guests can talk to the seed and plant experts and shop from Burpee varieties and pick up a free copy of the Burpee catalog.

4. Penn Museum — Ancient Food & Flavor is the spot to discover what plants were important to communities thousands of years ago and hear stories about some of the world’s oldest leftovers.

5. Know to Grow is the flower show’s speaker series on various topics, including garden design, vegetable gardening, native plants, container gardening, shade gardening, rock gardening, houseplants, and information on PHS programs.

6. The PHS Hamilton Horticourt offers the beauty of incredible and rare plants, all competing in the nation’s largest plant competition.

7. Botanical-inspired artwork and jewelry is on display.

8. The Plant People Place is where guests get their questions answered by gardening experts.

9. Kids Cocoon and Family Frolic is a dedicated space for kids to play and learn, where they can plant seedlings, read stories, and enjoy activities from local partners.

10. Fido Friday runs from 5-8 p.m. Friday and allows guests and their doggie pals to visit the show together and partake in fur-friendly activations.

11. Artisan Row and the Makers Market is where guests can check out unique artists, create floral or gardening-inspired mementos and shop for floral crowns, candles, handbags, bouquets, dried flower bud vases and botanical jewelry.

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