Philadelphia’s famous Flower Show will return this June with an all outdoors festival!
The oldest and largest indoor show in the world, Philadelphia’s iconic Flower Show is usually held in March inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center. But this year, the Philadelphia Horticultural Society (PHS) has announced that the expo will be held outdoors at FDR Park in South Philly to keep the event COVID-friendly yet still equally fantastic. The Flower Show hasn’t been held in the open air since 1892.
This year, the show’s theme, “Habitat: Nature’s Masterpiece,” will explore the beauty of life through “nature’s kaleidoscopic lense” and will feature many of the elements that longtime attendees have come to know and love.
The expo will be divided into three distinct “districts:” The Plant District will showcase exotic and prize-winning plants, while the Garden District will host hands-on workshops and merchandise for the home gardener, and the start of the show, the Design District, will house model garden tableaus created by a curated roster of 27 designers working with this year’s theme.
However, unlike previous years in which the show used lights, sound, and theatrical set design, this year the show will have to go without such technology but in its stead it will be held beneath the warm summer sun, making the show like any other we’ve seen before as of late.
To ensure visitor safety organizers have implemented a series of new safety measures including timed tickets that must be reserved in advance; limited capacity at any given time; mandatory mask requirements for all visitors, staff, and vendors; constant cleaning and disinfection; and a health questionnaire that attendees will have to complete before arrival.
The Philadelphia Flower Show will be held on the lawn acreage between the Swedish Museum and the lake boathouse in FDR Park and will take place starting June 5 through to June 13. For more information on this summer’s unique show and ticket bookings make sure to check out the Philadelphia Flower Show’s website.
[Featured image: Facebook / The Philadelphia Flower Show]