Must-See Philadelphia Flower Show Displays Showing Local Love In 2016

Pennsylvania national park areas enjoy a particular spotlight thanks to regional landscape designers with an affinity for their home turf.

This past weekend, the annual PHS Philadelphia Flower Show launched its 188th horticultural extravaganza, filling the Pennsylvania Convention Center with thousands of blooms and visitors.

This year, the show centers around the theme “Explore America,” celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service. What’s more, local-to-Pennsylvania national park areas enjoy a particular spotlight thanks to regional landscape designers with an affinity for their home turf. Of the more than three dozen 2016 competition displays, we especially loved seeing Pennsylvania national park sites rendered in flowers.

So, we rounded up our favorite shots of the Philadelphia Flower Show displays showing local love.

In addition to these picturesque displays, lovers of the local should look out for the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, as interpreted by a local plant society, as well as First State National Historical Park (which is partially in Pennsylvania), NJ Costal Heritage Trail and the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, all of which are represented at the show.

For even more reasons to not miss the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show, check out visitphilly.com.

Independence National Historical Park

Photo by M.Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Photo by M.Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

Valley Green of the Wissahickon

Photo by M.Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Photo by M.Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Photo by M.Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

Need more inspiration to go to the Flower Show? Check out the top reasons to check out this year’s Flower Show on visitphilly.com.

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