The 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Arrives March 11-19 To Celebrate Holland

Philly's iconic annual event will feature horticultural splendor inspired by Dutch culture...

A breath of springtime will soon arrive in Philadelphia — it’s almost Flower Show time.

Save the date now for the 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, returning to the Pennsylvania Convention Center March 11-19 with a fresh theme, “Holland: Flowering the World.”

For nearly 200 years, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has drawn visitors from around the globe with the Philadelphia Flower Show’s stunning displays celebrating the tradition of horticulture, the beauty of plants and the art of gardening. It’s an annual spectacle not to be missed.

FLOWER SHOW FAST FACTS

  • The 2017 Flower Show opens Saturday, March 11 and closes Sunday, March 19
  • Tickets range from $15-$35
  • The 2017 Flower Show theme is “Holland: Flowering the World”
  • Flower Show exhibits and main events take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th and Arch streets
  • Highlights include innovative floral displays, a huge plant sale and market, spa treatments and pop-up beer garden

The world’s oldest and largest indoor event of its kind, the Flower Show draws more than 250,000 people to Center City Philadelphia every year to take in vibrant floral displays of all shape and size and to take advantage of all the floral action at the Convention Center and throughout the City of Brotherly Love.

Check out the video below for a peek at what’s in store for the 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show and read on for ticket deals and more.

What’s On For 2017

This year’s Flower Show will not only transport visitors from wintery Philadelphia to a virtual springtime paradise, but the show will also afford attendees a quick trip to the Netherlands.

“Holland: Flowering the World” serves as inspiration to the show’s floral designers and explores the country’s eco-design, modern greening and traditional windmills, wooden shoes and tulips.

Visitors can expect a soaring entrance garden with more than 30,000 blooms and an overhead flower canopy, 10 acres of exhibition halls with floral displays celebrating Dutch history and culture, Dutch garden innovations like a futuristic eco-dome (that’s making its first trip out of the Netherlands for the Flower Show!) and much more.

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(Entrance garden rendering | Image courtesy PHS)
The grand Flower Show entrance garden will include 30,000 blooms, a giant floral canopy and Dutch icons like windmills, bridges and Delft tile patterns.

For experiences beyond merely stopping to smell the tulips, show-goers can visit attractions within the Convention Center like the PHS Pop-Up Beer Garden, Flower Show Marketplace, Designer’s Studio and Butterflies Live.

New this year, a Garden Spa on the Grand Concourse offers visitors respite from the busy crowds with massages and more. Additionally, the Convention Center’s Grand Hall houses a World Market and Dutch Garden Village with make-and-take crafts, tastings and the chance to buy imported Dutch goods.

In addition to the displays and exhibitions that fill the show, themed events are once again on tap for 2017. New this year, Flowers After Hours gives folks the chance to attend an opening night dance party.

Check here to plan your visit and make the most of the 2017 show.

Flower Show
(Photo by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia)
The world’s oldest and largest indoor event of its kind, the Flower Show draws more than 250,000 people to Center City Philadelphia every year.

How To Get Tickets

Scooping up tickets to the Flower Show is a cinch. Visitors can pre-order tickets online now — saving up to $7 off tickets — and print them out at home.

Tickets are available online for $28 for adults through March 10 ($31 March 11-19; $35 at the door), $20 ($22 at the door) for students with valid ID and $15 ($17 at the door) for children ages 2-16. A service fee of $1.50 per ticket is applied at checkout.

Tickets can also be purchased in advance of the Flower Show at a number of sales outlets including AAA Mid-Atlantic branches, ACME Markets, Giant Food Stores, Wegmans Markets and SEPTA ticket outlets.

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(Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)
Proceeds from the Flower Show benefit the year-round programs of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society that have become national models of urban greening.

Make Plans To Stay Over

The Flower Show also makes an excellent excuse to stay overnight in one of Philadelphia’s fine hotels. Check here for Flower Show hotel packages, and check out the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package.

Save the date now for the 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show and stay tuned for more as the 188th Philadelphia Flower Show blossoms.

The 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

When:March 11-19
Where:Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia
Cost:Online tickets, $28, adults ($31 March 11-19); $20, students; $15, children; Box office tickets, $35, adults; $22, students; $17, children; Free for children under 2

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