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Preparations underway for outdoor 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show


Preparations are underway for the 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show, “A Tapestry of Color and Texture,” and a major change is afoot.

“The big news is that we are moving the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show to a new location at a new time of year in 2021,” said Sam Lemheney, PHS chief of shows and events.

Planning for the mammoth event is normally a years’ long effort. Given the monumental challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, PHS’s staff and board made an early decision to change the 2021 Flower Show’s look and the locale to offer a safe, breathtaking experience for all.

PHS is in discussions with volunteers, new and existing partners, sponsors, vendors and exhibitors to finalize plans for the 2021 flower show with an eye on an outdoor venue and an early summer date.

Moving the Flower Show outdoors will allow new creative potential as well as social distancing and the health benefits of being outside.

“Philadelphia is our home and offers a number of locations where the show will benefit from the “borrowed scenery” of grand outdoor spaces along with access to mass transit, parking and major highways,” said Lemheney.

Details will be announced in the early fall; keep up to date on plans throughout the year by visiting