Every early spring, Philadelphia is home to one of the the biggest flower exhibits in the world. This years theme was “Explore America”, featuring displays inspired by the various national parks found throughout the United States.
“In the Flower Show’s acres of trails, exhibits and attractions, guests will discover the range of horticulture in the national landscape, including the rainbow of wildflowers, desert blooms, coastal flora, verdant meadows, fragrant pinelands, and ancient redwoods”, PHS Philadelphia Flower Show stated as their purpose for this year’s exhibit. There were even park rangers walking around answering questions! One of the reasons why I liked this year’s theme was because it reminded me of my USA cross country roadtrip.
Another favorite display of mine was the was the ‘Chandelier Tree’ created by the Philadelphia-based American Institute of Floral Designers. This particular exhibit was inspired by the Redwoods found in California. When a person walked into the ‘tree’, they would be able to view a series of red chandeliers hanging inside its bark.
Another favorite was Lisa Fedon’s “A Gratitude Map USA,” which celebrates the history and culture of our country through a state-by-state display of gifts donated by residents of each state.
Here are some other pictures I took while roaming through the displays.
The week of the exhibit went by so quickly and I am glad that I found time to go. The Philadelphia Flower Show is always a pleasure to visit and I already can’t wait for next years!