The PHS Philadelphia
Flower Show is the nation's largest and longest-running horticultural
event, and features stunning displays by the world’s premier floral and
The 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show will celebrate the
wonders of Holland. From windmills, wooden shoes and cheese, to bicycles,
canals and vibrant tulip and flower fields, the largest flower show in the U.S.
will share diverse stories of horticulture, innovative eco-design, and modern
urban greening and sustainability efforts of the Netherlands.
Started in 1829 by the Pennsylvania
Horticultural Society, the Show introduces the newest plant varieties,
garden and design concepts, and organic and sustainable practices. In addition
to the major garden displays, the Flower Show hosts world-renowned competitions
in horticulture and artistic floral arranging, gardening presentations and
demonstrations, special events, a mammoth indoor Marketplace, and the Bloom
Philly Festival in the weeks leading up to the Show.
The Philadelphia Flower Show has been honored as the best
event in the world by the International Festivals & Events Association,
competing with events such as the Kentucky Derby Festival, Tournament of Roses
Parade, Indianapolis 500 Festival, and other international celebrations.
Proceeds from the Flower Show benefit the year-round programs
of PHS that have become national models of urban greening