Philadelphia International Flower Show - Welcome Sights of Spring

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Real Estate Agent with UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA RS193539L

Have cabin fever?  Forget the cold and snow outside.    The 186th Annual Philadelphia International Flower Show runs through March 8th  at the Philadelphia Convention Center.    This year’s theme is “Celebrate the Movies” inspired from Disney and Disney-Pixar movies thanks to a Disney partnership. PHS Brochure

 

The nation’s largest flower show, with over 250,000 visitors, will feature horticultural displays inspired by the work of horticulturalists/ artists and provide a week of entertainment and education.  The show covers 33 indoor acres, with exhibit space taking up 10 acres.

 

 

The “Butterfly Experience” was a huge success late year with over 30,000 visiting the room, and brought back this year with more butterflies than before.  This experience will prove to be one of the favorites for children.

 

If you get to the point where you can’t take anymore flowers, check out the Fine Wine and Spirit Store for free wine and spirits tasting in the front area. They served quite a hearty selection. This is perfect if you're corralling someone along who doesn't care all too much for the viewing of plants. While there are several food vendors throughout the convention center, foodies may want to get a hand stamp and cross the street to the Reading Market  where you will find the famous Philly cheesesteaks, sushi, Cajun, baked goods and farmers markets.   

 

Before you pack up and leave for home, visit the Marketplace in the last third of the showroom. There over 180 vendors, selling everything from flowers to earrings to trees to kitchen utensils. Make this your last stop before departing since you won’t want to carry your purchases through the exhibit areas.

 

“Celebrate the Movies” will come alive through magical flower displays.  The Philadelphia Flower Show is a welcome taste of the sights and smells of spring when you’ve had a long hard winter.

 

Get out of the frigid cold -- this show promises to warm you inside and out.

 

 

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

  

 

Admission: Adults, $31 online/$32 at the door; students 17-24, $21/$22; children 2-16, $16/$17

Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th & Arch Streets in Center City Philadelphia (19107)

Click here for driving directions and parking information.

 

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  Bette Brennan Gottwald, Realtor®, e-Proâ, RECS, CSP,
  Accredited Staging Professional  (ASP™) -  RS193539L    and
Joe Gottwald, Ph.D., Associate Broker – AB060350L
  State Certified Broker/Appraiser – BA001935L

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Comments (14)

Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Hi Bette, thanks for sharing the Philadelphia International Flower Show with us. Interesting fact that this is such a large show.

Mar 01, 2015 12:34 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the nice post about the flower show. Philadelphia is a great place to live.

Mar 01, 2015 08:01 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

The delightful thing about spring is the season brings the plethora of home and garden shows to various communities.  There are so many delightful ideas that can come from that.

Mar 01, 2015 08:26 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bette, with so much winter around the country, this event should be quite popular to enjoy a taste of spring!   Hope you can attend.

Mar 01, 2015 10:13 PM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Bette,

 I hope you can attend and share pictures with us! I hope you are having a great start to your week!

Mar 02, 2015 08:50 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I wish we could be there to enjoy the flowers, butterflies and the wine.

Mar 03, 2015 04:31 AM
Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
"Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!

Noah, The Philadelphia Flower Show is the largest in the U.S., and a wonderful venue to visit to get a jump start on spring.

Mar 03, 2015 09:34 AM
Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
"Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!

Gita, My husband and his family area from Philadelphia, and my Dad was born there.  

Mar 03, 2015 09:42 AM
Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
"Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!

Myrl,  Within 125 miles we have three major flower shows this time of year, everyone is so ready for spring!

Mar 03, 2015 09:49 AM
Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
"Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!

Joan, I've had tickets for months, this is the one event of the year that is high on my agenda.

Mar 03, 2015 09:50 AM
Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
"Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!

Yolanda, Although I'm not a great photographer like so many of the AR members, I do take a few hundred photos and will share some .

Mar 03, 2015 09:56 AM
Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
"Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!

Roy, If you have never attended the event, it's a "must see."

Mar 03, 2015 09:57 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Hi Bette! What a great way to be that cabin fever. I can almost the flowers and taste the Philly cheesesteaks!

Mar 04, 2015 01:06 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Bette. I hope to go next year. I heard that they may have ita little  later so that it may not be affected as much by the weather.

Mar 06, 2015 08:38 PM

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