Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Get Ready for the PHS 2017 Flower Show


I cannot believe it's almost time for the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show! That means spring is coming, but we have been getting such mild weather, I feel it has teased us quite a bit! I thought I would showcase some photos for you from prior shows I attended. Be sure to follow me on Instagram as I will be posting photos from this year's show when I attend in a week.

The Philadelphia Flower Show, which debuted in 1829, attracts roughly 250,000 visitors a year, making it a major moneymaker for the city of Philadelphia - 61 million, according to the audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP. The findings reveal that the event serves as a powerful economic engine that generates:
  • $61 million economic impact
  • The equivalent of 637 full-time jobs
  • $8 million in city, state and federal tax revenue
  • 25,000 hotel room nights 
Local businesses see a positive impact from the Flower Show that rivals their biggest sales weeks. A close neighbor to the Flower Show, Reading Terminal Market, welcomes an influx of retail and restaurant business every year because of the event. "As far as customer traffic, the Flower Show is bigger than Thanksgiving, it's bigger than Christmas - it's the biggest week of the year at the Reading Terminal Market" explained Paul Steinke, manager of the Reading Terminal Market. 

These photos from the 2014 titled Articulture had Marilyn visiting!  
You see quite a bit of fashion at this show, jewelry - hats - handbags to appreciate such talented folks!  


Loved this headpiece!  



This was from my favorite show, 2011 Springtime in Paris, designed by Jamie Rothstein, left me speechless.  




Are you planning to visit the flower show this year? It is definitely something to add to your "bucket list"! 

Dates

Saturday March 11 - Sunday March 19, 2017

Show Hours

Friday, March 10 (PHS Members' Preview)12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday, March 11 (PHS Members' Preview)8:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, March 11  11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 12   8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon. - Fri., March 13-1710:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 188:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 198:00 am - 6:00 pm


Address

Pennsylvania Convention Center
12th & Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Box Office

The Box Office (including Will Call, Membership and Group Sales) can be found at the West Entrance, at 12th & Arch Streets. The Flower Show Box Office and Will Call opens 30 minutes before the Show opens and closes one hour before the Show closes. Day-of-Show tickets may be purchased at the Box Office. Credit cards are accepted; Visa and Master Card only. Tickets can be purchased online which would be your best bet! 
ABOUT PHS
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1827, that
connects people with horticulture, and together creates beautiful, healthy and
sustainable communities. Proceeds from the Philadelphia Flower Show support the
work of PHS to transform lives and landscapes across the region. Through the
innovative greening programs of PHS, people of all backgrounds work together to tend
community gardens, plant trees, green vacant lots, and create and maintain iconic
public landscapes. These efforts provide healthy food for families in need, teach job
skills to returning citizens, build stronger and safer communities, and make our world a
greener, more beautiful place. For information, visit PHSonline.org.


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