The Flower Show Entrance Garden is a show-stopping celebration of “Flower Power,” bringing the awe-inspiring impact of flowers to vivid, colorful life. Guests will be surrounded by towering vine sculptures adorned with artistic interpretations of flowers, plants, and butterflies. Easy-to-view “pods” will display the spectacular floral creations of the FTD World Cup, the world’s most prestigious floral design competition. And from above, a sprawling meadow comprised of colorful wildflowers will float dreamlike over all the action.
The Garden blends inspiration from the era of Flower Power and Pop Art movement innovators Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Their influential techniques will be used to reimagine traditional flower and garden imagery in unexpected ways.
Nearly 8,000 flowers of more than 85 varieties will surround the pods and sculptures in the entry – saturating the space with vibrant colors and fragrant scents. Over 1,000 feet of aluminum will be used to construct artistic vine sculptures embellished with 600 preserved flowers and mesh interpretations of flowers and butterflies. The meadow, comprised of 18,000 floral and grass stems, will be suspended 25 feet in the air over 1,200 square feet of the Show floor.
FTD World Cup 2019
The Entrance Garden will display the floral designs of FTD World Cup 2019, the world’s most prestigious event for the floral industry. The competition will be held from March 1-3 at the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show. A total of five design tasks will occur within the entrance on the Flower Show floor. Preliminary rounds of competition will take place between March 1st and 2nd on the Show floor with a private reception held on Saturday evening to announce the 10 semi-finalists. The semi-final round will be held on the Show floor where competitors will complete a surprise design task. A ticketed gala event on Sunday night will feature the five finalists in a design competition on stage followed by judging and a trophy presentation. The competitors’ awe-inspiring floral creations will remain on display throughout the Show’s duration.
To see a full schedule of the competition and learn more about the competitors click here.