Philadelphia will host America’s largest and longest-running horticultural event when The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Philadelphia Flower Show returns. As well as admiring the incredible floral displays, visitors to this year’s show can also show their support for the UK’s talented competitor Laura Leong at the prestigious Florists’ Transworld Delivery (FTD) World Cup 2019.
Held across ten acres of show floor at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and hosted by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society since 1829, the theme for this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show will be ‘Flower Power’ and pay tribute to the wide range of emotional impacts flowers have on people’s lives. Through imaginative floral exhibits, guests will see concepts such as community, healing, peace, transformation, and hope brought to life in surprising and vibrant ways.
Along with stunning landscapes, imaginative gardens and breath-taking floral displays, visitors to the Flower Show will also have the exciting opportunity to witness the Florists’ Transworld Delivery (FTD) World Cup 2019, one of the world’s most prestigious floral design competitions that haven’t been held in the United States since 1985. The FTD World Cup will see award-winning floral designers from 23 countries, including Laura Leong from the UK’s West Midlands; showcase their floral masterpieces to show attendees. The creations will then be judged by six expert judges and displayed throughout the week of the Flower Show.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will also host special evening events and daily attractions at the show to pay tribute to the ‘Flower Power’-era and the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival. These include an elegant black-tie fundraiser event the night before the Flower Show and a 60s-inspired Flowers After Hours dance party on the opening night of the show. Each day, guests are invited to enhance their Flower Show visit by joining early morning tours, walking through an immersive butterfly garden, and creating their own floral crown in the Make & Take area of the show.
The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show will take place from March 2 – 10, with the FTD World Cup taking place at the show from March 1 – 3.