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. 250,000 people from across the globe attend the event. It raises $1 million for PHS programs that promote sustainability, health, and well-being.
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.
2024 Flower Show
The 2024 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show will mark the event’s 195th year. It will be held inside of the Pennsylvania Convention Center 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.”
PHS shared details about its plans for the PHS Entrance Garden, which will artistically incorporate water into its design. It will be the show’s largest-ever created body of water. Guests will be greeted with a glass-like centerpiece showcasing vibrant floral sculptures emerging from the water as an impressive floral piece hangs overhead.
Another element in the 2024 show will act as a nod to Philadelphia’s distinct neighborhoods and the surrounding region. Educational exhibitors have been challenged to design exhibits inspired by the special characteristics of communities across the city and beyond.
New experiences for the 2024 show include a Behind the Blooms Tour, which invites guests to go deeper into the horticultural wonder that is the Flower Show. Tourgoers will learn more about the overall event production and what it takes to bring the breathtaking exhibits to life. Back by popular demand, the Bloom Bar will provide attendees with an experience to buy their own floral crowns. A satellite Bloom Bar Cart will also roam the show floor to help satisfy the demand for the wearable pieces of floral art.
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.