The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is an annual event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in March. It is the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show, attracting more than 260,000 people annually. The Show features large-scale gardens, elaborate landscapes, and over-the-top floral creations.
Visitors to the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show are treated to fabulous design, live entertainment, gardening how-to workshops, and lectures by experts. Show week begins with an exclusive black-tie Preview Party, one of Philadelphia’s premier events.
Dates & Times
The 2016 Flower Show opens on Saturday, March 5 and will close on Sunday, March 13. The Preview Party will be held on the evening of Friday, March 4.
|Friday, March 4 (PHS Members' Preview)||12:00 pm - 3:30 pm|
|Saturday, March 5 (PHS Members' Preview)||8:00 am - 11:00 am|
|Saturday, March 5||11:00 am - 9:00 pm|
|Sunday, March 6||8:00 am - 9:00 pm|
|Mon. - Fri., March 7-11||10:00 am - 9:00 pm|
|Saturday, March 12||8:00 am - 9:00 pm|
|Sunday, March 13||8:00 am - 6:00 pm|
Purchase tickets online. Buy online before March 4 and save.
Tickets are also available at the following retail locations:
Directions & Parking
The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is held in the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th & Arch Streets in Center City, Philadelphia, 19107. For driving directions and parking information, click here.
The Box Office (including Will Call, Membership and Group Sales) can be found at the West Entrance, at 12th & Arch Streets.
The Flower Show Box Office and Will Call opens 30 minutes before the Show opens and closes one hour before the Show closes. Day-of-Show tickets may be purchased at the Box Office. Credit cards are accepted; Visa and Master Card only.
The main Flower Show entrance and Show Box Office is at 12th & Arch Streets. You can also enter the Show on Market Street between 11th & 12th Streets (via Jefferson Station).
The Pennsylvania Convention Center is a handicap accessible building. Elevators are available to guests who require them. Wheelchairs are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis.
Philadelphia blossoms during Flower Show week! Make your hotel reservations here.
Each year more than 200 volunteer judges from across the country convene at the Flower Show. Judges are experienced horticulturists, landscape architects, flower arrangers, and designers. About 60 major awards are given out in total; judging occurs daily.
Lost & Found
The Flower Show Info Center, located outside the entrance to Hall A, serves as the Lost & Found. Please call 215-418-2400 for assistance during the Show; after March 13, please call PHS offices at 215-988-8800. The Flower Show is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
All plant material is the individual exhibitor’s property. Usually exhibitors re-use plants for business, donate them, or save them for future shows. Contact exhibitors directly (after the Show) if you have questions. Show Management prohibits the public from taking and/or purchasing exhibit plants from the Convention Center.
Here are some tips to make the most of your experience.
Dress for the occasion.
There’s a lot to see, so comfortable shoes are a must. Dress in layers as it can get chilly on the Show floor.
Jot down the name of plants you like or the contact information of exhibitors, or snap a photo of your favorite exhibits.
If you are a PHS member, bring your Membership ID, which entitles you to discounts at the Flower Show Store and other retail locations.
Plan the day.
Check the schedule of events on the website, or upon arrival at the Convention Center. There are lectures, demonstrations, guest appearances, and more that you don’t want to miss.
Make a shopping list.
The Flower Show is a shopper’s paradise. Think ahead to spring and what you might want for the months ahead. Throwing a party? Planning a garden bed? Considering a new hobby? Redecorating a room? Chances are the things you need can be found on the Show floor.
All proceeds from ticket sales support the charitable work of PHS including City Harvest, feeding more than 1,200 families in need in Philadelphia.