This past weekend I went to the French Riviera…well, sort of. I was at the Philadelphia Flower Show with my family and was in awe at the amount of stunning displays and creative designs. My family and I spent close to four hours there and we still felt that there was so much to do and see! It was a memorable experience and I’m excited to share some of my favorite displays, although this is just a drop in the ocean; there are many, many displays and it was feast for the eyes. Take a look:
Here’s more info about the show:
The 2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “Riviera Holiday,” will bring designers and visitors to the Mediterranean Riviera from February 29th through March 8th, 2020 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The world’s leading floral and garden designers will immerse visitors in the sights, scents, and tastes of the region. Citrus trees and sweeps of lavender will form a vision of Riviera life as visitors wander along intimate pathways to a whole new crop of experiences, garden displays, and artistic design. The Show will include acres of lush garden landscapes with five new designers including James and Helen Basson of Scape Design, and Laurélie de la Salle of Laurélie Paysages, both from Nice, France,and will feature an enormous variety of Mediterranean plants. “The Riviera is one of the most renowned areas for horticulture. And, it has tremendous aesthetic appeal. Anyone familiar with the region can close their eyes and see the magnificent plant life and smell the fragrances of the Mediterranean,” said Sam Lemheney, PHS Chief of Shows & Events. “We want people to experience the Mediterranean region at the Flower Show, but we also want them to stay and learn about the importance of horticulture and sustainability within their communities.”
The 2020 Flower Show will provide visitors with all new interactive experiences. Everyone from experienced gardeners to the plant curious will be able to connect and share their passion for plants at the new “PHS Grow It! Center.” This inviting part of the show will feature garden trends, chats with experts, and hands-on learning sessions for gardeners to become even greener. The fun and engaging display in the Grow It Center will help visitors learn how they can make a bigger difference in their communities through horticulture. Mobile “Pop Up” moments throughout the show will illustrate how some of the Show’s fascinating displays are brought to life including how to make jewelry from materials found in nature and how to grow your own show-worthy plants. The Bloomin’ Brunch is also a new event held daily for foodies and horticulture lovers. The “Taste of Saint Tropez” themed Brunch will treat guests to an exclusive dining menu in a beautiful setting. Throughout the Show, guests will become immersed in the PHS mission that emphasizes the importance of connecting with one another through horticulture to create beautiful, healthy, and sustainable communities.
Hours of the 2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show:
•Monday – Friday, March 2 – 6: 10 am – 9 pm
•Saturday, March 7: 8 am – 9 pm
•Sunday, March 8: 8 am – 6 pm
*Last entry each day is 30 minutes prior to close.
For More Info
For more information about the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show and to purchase tickets, visit theflowershow.com. Be sure to follow the Show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.The above photos are digital renderings of the show and were provided by the PHS.
I was not compensated for this post. I received tickets.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is a freelance writer and has written for several blogs, including The Huffington Post. She has been living in the New York City area for nineteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids, ages 13, 10 and 7.
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