The Flower Show Entrance Garden will create the dazzling excitement of a movie premiere. Guests will enter through an Art Deco theater façade topped with a marquee of flowers and lights in blazing neon colors. The garden will recall the fantastic interiors of the 1920s movie palaces, with columns of juniper and palm trees; grand chandeliers dripping with blossoms, moss, jewels and fabrics; sweeps of bright green hostas; hundreds of elegant calla lilies; and a centerpiece made of thousands of roses "named" for movie superstars.
Also featured will be a 36-by-16 foot screen that will show the winning entries in the Flower Show short-film competition, "What Is Beauty?" The concept of beauty is defined in many ways, and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, in partnership with the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, has asked professional and student filmmakers to submit their visions in 3-to-5-minute clips.