About PHS

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) is refocusing the work of the organization to better realize change in the Philadelphia region. We are exploring different ways in which gardening and greening can help solve some important societal issues. 

PHS has a longstanding commitment to effecting positive change in our neighborhoods, protecting our environment, and improving our public spaces through the unifying power of horticulture. To further this commitment and continue our effort to comprehensively address our region’s biggest social, environmental, and quality of life challenges, PHS launched PHSVision2027 in January of 2018.

Our Latest Intiative: PHSVISION2027

Funded by a grant from the William Penn Foundation, PHSVision2027 is a robust two-year strategy development process that will help PHS better define and shape its work through research and planning activities and deeply informed engagement with our communities and stakeholders across the region.

Through PHSVision2027, PHS will develop a plan for the organization that clearly articulates the most pressing unmet needs and challenges facing Philadelphia and the region, identifies a set of impact goals PHS will meet based on those needs, and defines existing and new initiatives to implement moving forward. This process will set the agenda for the entire organization leading up to PHS’s 200th anniversary in 2027.

Proceeds from the Flower Show directly fund our community, education, and greening efforts that we provide throughout the year. To learn more about our mission and achievements, click here.