Last call for the 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show: ARTiculture at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Don’t miss your final two days to check out the beautiful blooms that meet at the intersection of art and horticulture.
If you don’t have your tickets yet, enjoy a new “Daylight Savings Special” for only $17 per ticket on Sunday, March 9th from 3-6pm. In case you haven’t seen the show, or are on the fence, here’s our recap from this year – there literally is something for everyone! Now onto the flowers…
2014 PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW
Show Ends Sunday, March 9th – Don’t miss out!
Introducing some of our partners in crime this week – the boys from Philadelphia Magazine’s G Philly. Not only did they host our favorite theme party of the show, but we had a blast giving our own interpretations to the exhibits. Oh Josh Middleton, we’ll never look at Marilyn the same way again!
ARTiculture goes above and beyond the usual stunning displays of color, shapes, smells and textures. The exhibits present an unprecedented collaboration of Flower Show designers and the world’s top art institutions that will turn the exhibition space of the Pennsylvania Convention Center into a 10-acre living canvas of exquisite landscapes, gardens and floral arrangements. This is a unique twist as flowers and plants through the ages have inspired the country’s finest masterpieces. This time, the classic masterpieces are providing the inspiration as floral designers choose their palate using everything from rare and exotic blooms to recycled materials from hurricane areas to living frogs to everything in between.
What a gay ole time we had at the G Philly LGBT Party! Here we’re hanging with G Philly (and Ticket) Editor Josh Middleton, Shoppist Editor Emily Goulet, Jennifer McCoy from Serrano Restaurant in Old City District and queen of sweets Gigi Andrew from Ms Goody Cupcake.
This cheery children’s garden brightened our day and made us long for the coming days of spring! It almost makes us want to start planning a small garden for our backyard.
While the flowers are the star of the show, we love checking out the exhibits that put the greens in the spotlight. Some of our favorite exhibits are below. P.S. Doesn’t the first shot give new meaning to lap pool!? We want one for our backyard!
We had the pleasure of getting a private walking tour with Penny Ordway, from Eviama Life Green Spa and Boutique. Penny is one of Philadelphia’s pioneers in the region’s green and sustainability movements. Her green spa is in Midtown Village, not far from the show! Check out her green designed and operated spa.
Our favorite green thumbs from East Passyunk Avenue‘s Urban Jungle were on hand to help you with all your air plant, green wall and other gardening needs. Have you checked out their work with the newly opened Avance?
In a special nod to all the victims of recent storms and hurricanes, this exhibit was built using reclaimed and recycling debris from storm areas.
We made two new special friends that we found hanging out inside one of the exhibits. Ribbit ribbit!
Looking for a new hairstyle for spring? Check out these beautiful blooms that give the term “going red” a whole new meaning.
One of our favorite moments at this year’s show includes the interactive butterfly exhibit. As an added bonus G Philly’s Josh Middleton fluttered through with us and showed us how to feed the butterflies. For only $3.00 this hands-on experience is a must-try for 2014!
As if we needed an excuse, we always use the Philadelphia Flower Show as an extra opportunity to splurge on the calories at Reading Terminal Market. This year, our adventure led us to dozens of gourmet and playful flavors of donuts that are all the rage at the Market. Our favorites were Salted Caramel, Cookies and Cream and PBJ. What’s yours?
The Philadelphia Flower Show ends on Sunday, March 9th. With something to inspire the artist inside all of us, it’s one of our annual “not to be missed” events, and one of our favorite Philadelphia traditions. If you head over this weekend, tweet us your best shots at @phillylovesfun.
Thanks also to the Philadelphia Horticultural Society for the preview tickets and our contest passes. Thanks to everyone that entered and congrats again to the winner!
Disclaimer: The Philadelphia Horticultural Society provided complimentary tickets for our blog giveaway and for the media preview. No other compensation was provided in exchange for this blog post. Facebook, Twitter and Google are not affiliated with this giveaway. The information collected via this giveaway will not be shared with any other outside organization.