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, culinary demonstrations, 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.
Proceeds from the Show support PHS, particularly the City Harvest program, which feeds more than 1,200 families each week during the growing season.
The 2015 Flower Show opens on Saturday, February 28 and will close on Sunday, March 8. The Preview Party will be held on the evening of Friday, February 27.
|Friday, February 27 (PHS members preview)||12:00 pm - 3:30 pm|
|Saturday, February 28 (PHS members preview)||8:00 am - 11:00 am|
|Saturday, February 28||11:00 am - 9:00 pm|
|Sunday, March 1||8:00 am - 9:00 pm|
|Mon. - Fri., March 2-6||10:00 am - 9:00 pm|
|Saturday, March 7||8:00 am - 9:00 pm|
|Sunday, March 8||8:00 am - 6:00 pm|
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.
Tickets can also be purchased in advance of the Flower Show at participating sales outlets including Acme Markets, Giant Food Stores, SEPTA retail locations, AAA Mid-Atlantic, Macy’s Center City, select Saxby’s Coffee houses, and AAA Northampton.
The Box Office (including Will Call, Membership and Group Sales) can be found at the west main 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 Convention Center's Box Office. Credit cards are accepted at both box offices, specifically Visa and Master Card.
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 the Market East train station).
Below are the dates for future Flower Shows.
Friday, March 4
Saturday, March 5
Sunday, March 13
Friday, March 3
Saturday, March 4
Sunday, March 12
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.
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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.
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 9, 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.
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First time to the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show? Here are some tips to make the most of your experience.
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.
Check the schedule of events on the Flower Show App, website, or upon arrival at the Convention Center. There are lectures, demonstrations, culinary displays, book signings, and more that you don’t want to miss.
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.