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The Philadelphia Flower Show

November 10, 2023


The Philadelphia Flower Show is the nation’s largest and the world’s longest-running horticultural event.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has held the Philadelphia Flower Show since 1829. The event attracts 250,000 attendees from across the globe. It raises $1 million for PHS programs that promote sustainability, health, and well-being.

An elaborate and bright floral display at the Philadelphia Flower Show featuring mannequins wearing leis around their necks with discoballs as heads and floral skirts surrounded by exotic plants and flowers.

PHS Flower Show 2023. Photo by Pel Productions for the PHLCVB.

With a new theme each year, the Philadelphia Flower Show invites premier floral and landscape designers from around the world to bring dazzling displays to life in Philadelphia. The event draws both floral artists and aficionados, bringing them together to marvel at the show’s breathtaking arrangements.

A woman with long red hair wearing a dark floral dress stands and poses for a picture in front of an elaborate floral display featuring green and orange plants. A silhouette of an individual wearing a hat and taking the woman's picture is shown off to the right.

PHS Flower Show 2023. Photo by Pel Productions for the PHLCVB.

2024 Flower Show

The 2024 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show will mark the event’s 195th year. It will be held March 2-10, 2024 with “United by Flowers” as its theme. Organizers say the theme is a celebration of “the colorful community that comes together to share in their love of gardening, flowers, and plants, and the impact they make on our lives all year round.”

In addition to its usual impressive floral displays, the 2024 show will also feature the world’s largest houseplant and indoor plant competition. Both expert and amateur horticulturalists are encouraged to enter their displays which will be judged by experts from around the world. PHS is also introducing a new pricing structure to offer more flexibility. Tickets are now on sale.

A woman is shown assembling items on a table in front of her off to the right in the frame. Behind her is a large, elaborate yellow structure, covered in purple and green flowers. To the left, there are raised garden beds holding beautiful floral arrangements. Off in the distance, attendees can be seen shopping at vendors set up throughout the space.

PHS Flower Show 2023. Photo by Pel Productions for the PHLCVB.

In 2023, the Philadelphia Flower Show returned to its home and long-time partner, the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The theme of the 2023 Flower Show was “The Garden Electric,” embodying that spark of joy that comes while giving or receiving flowers. The dazzling array of colors, unique shapes and textures, and rich fragrances of gorgeous floral displays and gardens sparked feelings of excitement throughout the show. The 2023 show’s theme brought the electrifying presence of today’s most dynamic designers of floral arrangements, lush gardens, and landscapes to visitors from around the world.

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