There’s Still Time to Celebrate the Colors of Holland at the Philadelphia Flower Show
Photography by Jeffrey Tryon
American and Dutch designers highlight a land transformed by tulips and eco-design
The 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “Holland: Flowering the World,” celebrates the beauty and ingenuity of Dutch culture, from vivid flower fields to innovative eco-design, on view through Sunday, March 19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
“We are thrilled to have these stars of Dutch garden design working with our award-winning Flower Show designers on the exhibits,” says Sam Lemheney, PHS Chief of Shows & Events. “This Flower Show will inspire guests with new ways of thinking about gardening in a changing world, and dazzle them with the colors and creativity of Holland’s floriculture.”
Expert advice is found throughout the show: at the special display of plant societies, in the educational exhibits created by area universities and high schools, and at each exhibit where leading designers look forward to sharing their knowledge. Guests are also invited to bring gardening questions to the information booth at the Hamilton Horticourt, where novices compete with veterans for the coveted Philadelphia Flower Show blue ribbons.
Started in 1829 by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the show introduces the newest plant varieties, garden and design concepts, and organic and sustainable practices. In addition to the major garden displays, the Flower Show hosts world-renowned competitions in horticulture and artistic floral arranging, gardening presentations and demonstrations, special events, and the citywide Bloom Philly celebration.
Fore more information about the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show and to purchase tickets, visit theflowershow.com.