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Philadelphia's Festival of Flowers

 Finally, winter has taken its last few breaths and there isn’t a better way to celebrate the coming of spring than at the Philadelphia Flower Show this March. From March 11-19, the region’s best horticulturists and floral designers will be showcasing their beautiful landscapes, designs, and gardening skills at the Philadelphia Convention Center. This year’s theme, Holland: Flowering the World, is a celebration of the heritage, eco-design, and sustainability of the Netherlands through recreations of its iconic windmills, canals, bridges, and tulips.

There’s plenty to do here; the Philadelphia Flower Show is much more than just artistic floral arrangements. You can watch competitions, learn from gardening gurus, enjoy a cup of tea, relax at the spa, shop at this year’s World Market, or just walk through the displays and enjoy yourself. It won’t be hard to pretend you’re off on a romantic vacation in Amsterdam or among Holland’s endless fields of flowers. And besides all the things to do and flowers to see, you’re sure to be in a better mood, too! Flowers have been scientifically proven to have strong positive effects on our emotions, making this the perfect spot for a romantic date during your getaway at one of our bed and breakfasts.

The Flower Show is also host to main events like the Preview Party Gala, Flowers After Hours, and Early Morning Tours. Visit the website to learn more about all the Flower Show’s events. 

The Flowers After Hours event is on March 11, 9:30PM-12:30AM. Tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door. Enjoy throwback 90s games, a 90’s costume contest, samples from Fine Wine & Good Spirits, and souvenirs like Furby and Beanie Babies. If you’re an early bird and out to catch the worm, like one of Philadelphia’s founders, Benjamin Franklin, then book an early morning tour from March 13-17, 8-10AM. You’ll enjoy a private tour with an experienced guide. To view more information about the early morning tours, visit the website

The Flower Show is a world-famous event, known for its talented artists, stunning exhibits, and celebration of springtime not found anywhere else. This year’s theme is sure to be a beautiful one, stemming—no pun intended—from the famous fields of tulips found in the Netherlands. Proceeds will go to benefit the PHS and continue their mission of green living and sustainability in harmony with nature. To learn more about the PHS, follow this link https://phsonline.org/.

Brandon Sherbo, Guest Blogger

 

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