The Philadelphia Flower Show

October 12, 2022

The Philadelphia Flower Show was the very first public flower show in America. Now after a three-year absence, the 2023 show will return to its long-term home at the Pennsylvania Convention Center March 4-12, 2023.

The Philadelphia Flower Show – the nation’s largest and the world’s longest-running horticultural event – is proud to return to its home and long-time partner, the Pennsylvania Convention Center. For the past two years the event was held outdoors in South Philadelphia’s spacious Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park (FDR Park), directly connecting attendees with one of Philadelphia’s most treasured green spaces.

The 2022 Philadelphia Flower Show at South Philadelphia's FDR Park. Photo by J. Ryan for PHLCVB.

The theme of the 2023 Flower Show is “The Garden Electric.” That spark of joy that comes while giving or receiving flowers — this is the moment captured by “The Garden Electric.” From the dazzling array of colors, unique shapes and textures, and rich fragrances of gorgeous floral displays and gardens come feelings of excitement and celebration. This year’s theme brings the electrifying presence of today’s most dynamic designers of floral arrangements, lush gardens, and landscapes to visitors from around the world.

The 2022 Philadelphia Flower Show’s theme was In Full Bloom. Photo by J. Ryan for PHLCVB.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has held the Philadelphia Flower Show since 1829. The event regularly attracts about 250,000 attendees from across the globe and raises $1 million for PHS programs that promote sustainability and advance health and well-being. The Philadelphia Flower Show won a silver Grand Pinnacle Award at the 2019 International Festival & Events Association awards in its category ($3M+), finishing second to Australia’s Destination NSW. This makes the Philadelphia Flower Show the best event in North America. Tied for third place were the Kentucky Derby Festival and the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

Flower Show attendees could enjoy drinks, small bites, and picturesque views from The Boathouse. Photo by J. Ryan for PHLCVB.

All Flower Show attendees will also be invited to visit The American Swedish Historical Museum during Flower Show hours at no cost. The Competitive Class entries of the Flower Show will be on display inside of the museum, along with the museum’s permanent and revolving exhibits.

The 2022 Philadelphia Flower Show returned outdoors for the second year in the show’s nearly 200-year history. Photo by J. Ryan for PHLCVB.

The Flower Show will have wheelchairs, motorized scooters, and strollers available for rent onsite. If interested, it is strongly recommended that you make your reservation in advance online. If you are planning to drive to the event, please keep in mind that parking vouchers must be purchased online. No cash will be accepted at any of the designated Flower Show parking lots. For more information, click here.

This installation provided a beautiful spot for guests to take photos at the 2022 Philadelphia Flower Show. Photo by J. Ryan for PHLCVB.

Tickets for the 2023 Philadelphia Flower Show are now on sale. A variety of ticket options are available, along with several returning and new special events. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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