March 6 – 13, 2011
Pennsylvania Convention Center
12th & Arch Streets
When you enter the Philadelphia Flower Show, you’ll experience a heady dose of spring — just when it’s most needed.
Share the delight with the thousands of visitors from around the globe who tour 10+ acres of indoor display space to celebrate the beauty of plants and the art of gardening. Revel in the lush floral displays, examine the competitive specimen plants and be inspired by the creative garden designs and flower crafts.
Pause for a few moments to learn from the experts, who give talks on the floor of the show, or ask questions at the information booths. Be sure to shop at the Marketplace — featuring more than 130 vendors — for the perfect tool, book, plant or other garden gift.
The theme for the 2011 Flower Show is Springtime in Paris.
Sundays, March 6 & 13: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday, March 7-11: 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 12: 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
With so much to see at the 2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show, you may want to extend your visit. A number of Philadelphia hotels are offering special hotel packages during the exhibition.
The Philadelphia Flower Show is deeply rooted in the history of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), which was founded in 1827. Charter members brought interesting plants to display at meetings and, eventually, to share with the public. In the 1960s, PHS took over management of the Philadelphia Flower Show, also encouraging participation by amateurs — individuals and garden clubs.
With the help of hundreds of volunteers the show raises significant funds to support PHS’s community greening programs and other civic initiatives in Philadelphia.
Free, regularly scheduled special lectures and demonstrations on horticultural topics are held in rooms near to the show exhibition hall.
Flower Show displays are kaleidoscopes of shapes and colors, many featuring pools and fountains, small statuary, topiary and other elements that appeal to kids.