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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 and After 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.

Show Hours

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

Tickets

Purchase online at HERE.  Buy online before March 4 and save.

Directions & Parking

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is held in the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th & Arch Streets in Center City Philadelphia (19107). Click here for driving directions and parking information.

Box Office

The Box Office (including Will Call, Membership and Group Sales) can be found at the 12th & Arch Street West Entrance.

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.

Entrances

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).

Handicap Accessibility

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.  

Hotel Accommodations

Philadelphia blossoms during Flower Show week! Make your hotel reservations here.

Judging

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.

Plants

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.

Visitor Suggestions

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.

Take notes.

Jot down the name of plants you like or the contact information of exhibitors, or snap a photo of your favorite exhibits.

Identify yourself.

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.

Thank You!

All proceeds from ticket sales support the charitable work of PHS including City Harvest, feeding more than 1,200 families in need in Phildaelphia.

EVENTS
LGBT Party The fifth annual LGBT Party in the ballroom pre-function space will be an evening of glitz and glamour on Sunday, March 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. Presented by G Philly, the event will kick off with a special introduction by PHS President Drew Becher. Mar 1, 2015 4:00 PM
Early Morning Tours Experience a VIP Flower Show visit. Book an Early Morning Tour and enjoy a private tour of the exhibits with behind-the-scene stories provided by an expert guide. Mar 2, 2015 8:00 AM
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